NCAA Division II Softball Championship

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NCAA Division II Softball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2013 NCAA Division II Softball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Sport College softball
Founded 1982
Most recent champion(s) West Texas A&M (1)
TV partner(s) ESPNU
Official website NCAA.com

The Division II Women's College World Series (WCWS) is the final portion of the NCAA Division II Softball Championship for college softball teams in Division II in the United States.

Softball was one of twelve women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the AIAW for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same twelve (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the NCAA conquered the AIAW and usurped its authority and membership.[1]

Champions[edit]

See Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Champions for the AIAW Division II and III softball champions from 1980 to 1982. NOTE: In 1982, in all three divisions, there were both NCAA and AIAW champions.

Year Champion Runner-up Score Location
1982 Sam Houston State Cal State-Northridge 3–2 Stratford, Connecticut
1983 Cal State-Northridge Sam Houston State 1–0 Orange, California
1984 Cal State-Northridge Akron 1–0 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1985 Cal State-Northridge Akron 2–1 Northridge, California
1986 Stephen F. Austin Cal-State Northridge 1–0 Akron, Ohio
1987 Cal State-Northridge Florida Southern 4–0 Quincy, Illinois
1988 Cal State-Bakersfield Lock Haven 4–3 Sacramento, California
1989 Cal State-Bakersfield Sacramento State 8–5 Sacramento, California
1990 Cal State-Bakersfield Cal State-Northridge 6–2 Midland, Michigan
1991 Augustana (SD) Bloomsburg 3–2(10 inn.) Midland, Michigan
1992 Missouri Southern State Cal State-East Bay 1–0 Shawnee, Kansas
1993 Florida Southern Augustana (SD) 11–5 Shawnee, Kansas
1994 Merrimack Humboldt State 6–2 Shawnee, Kansas
1995 Kennesaw State Bloomsburg 3–2 (5 inn.) Salem, Virginia
1996 Kennesaw State Nebraska-Omaha 6–4 Emporia, Kansas
1997 California (PA) Wisconsin-Parkside 2–1 Salem, Virginia
1998 California (PA) Barry 2–1 Pensacola, Florida
1999 Humboldt State Nebraska-Kearney 7–2 Salem, Virginia
2000 North Dakota State Kennesaw State 3–1 Columbus, Georgia
2001 Nebraska-Omaha Lewis 4–0 Salem, Virginia
2002 St. Mary's (TX) Grand Valley State 4–0 Salem, Virginia
2003 UC Davis Georgia College 7-0 Salem, Oregon
2004 Angelo State Florida Southern 7–3 Altamonte Springs, Florida
2005 Lynn Kennesaw State 5–3 Salem, Virginia
2006 Lock Haven Emporia State 3–0 Salem, Virginia
2007 SIU Edwardsville Lock Haven 3–2 (12 inn.) Akron, Ohio
2008 Humboldt State Emporia State 10–2 Houston, Texas
2009 Lock Haven Alabama-Huntsville 8–0 Salem, Virginia
2010 Hawai'i Pacific Valdosta State 4–3 (5 inn.) St. Joseph, Missouri
2011 UC San Diego Alabama-Huntsville 10–3 Salem, Virginia
2012 Valdosta State UC San Diego 4-1 Louisville, Kentucky
2013 Central Oklahoma Kutztown (PA) 5–2 Salem, Virginia
2014 West Texas A&M Valdosta State 3-2 Salem, Virginia

Most national championships[edit]

The teams that have won the most national championships since 1982 are:

Team Championships Winning years
Cal State-Northridge* 4 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987
Cal State-Bakersfield* 3 1988, 1989, 1990
California (PA) 2 1998, 1999
Humboldt State 2 1999, 2008
Kennesaw State* 2 1995, 1996
Lock Haven 2 2006, 2009
Angelo State 1 2004
Augustana (SD) 1 1991
Central Oklahoma 1 2013
Florida Southern 1 1993
Hawai'i Pacific 1 2010
Lynn 1 2005
Merrimack 1 1994
Missouri Southern State 1 1992
Nebraska-Omaha* 1 2001
North Dakota State* 1 2000
Sam Houston State* 1 1982
SIU Edwardsville* 1 2007
St. Mary's (TX) 1 2002
Stephen F. Austin* 1 1987
UC-Davis* 1 2003
UC-San Diego 1 2011
Valdosta State 1 2012
West Texas A&M 1 2014
  • Inactive moved to Division I

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