Women's College World Series


Women's College World Series

The Women's College World Series (WCWS) is the final portion of the NCAA Women's Softball Tournament for college softball in the United States. The tournament format consists of two four-team double-elimination brackets. The winners of each bracket then compete in a best-of-three title game series to determine the Division I WCWS National Champion. The WCWS takes place at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Division I

1. The NCAA does not recognize the 1995 title by UCLA due to recruiting infractions. The title and any related records have been vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions. UCLA utilized player Tanya Harding in winning the 1995 women's softball College World Series. UCLA recruited Harding from Queensland, Australia midway through the 1995 season, and after UCLA captured the NCAA National Championship, Harding returned to Australia without taking final exams or earning a single college credit. Despite not violating any formal rules in recruiting Harding, the incident generated heated criticism that some foreign athletes may be little more than hired-guns (see Mark Starr, No Credit For UCLA, Newsweek, June 12, 1995, at 58; see also Leigh Montville, Ringer From Down Under, Sports Illus., June 12, 1995).

2. 2005 was the first year the NCAA implemented a best-of-three title game series in which the National Champion is determined by winning two of three games.

Championships by school

Division II

*1982 Sam Houston State 3-2 Cal State Northridge
*1983 Cal State Northridge 1-0 Sam Houston State
*1984 Cal State Northridge 1-0 Akron
*1985 Cal State Northridge 2-1 Akron
*1986 Stephen F. Austin 1-0 Cal State Northridge
*1987 Cal State Northridge 4-0 Florida Southern
*1988 Cal State Bakersfield 4-3 Lock Haven
*1989 Cal State Bakersfield 8-5 Sacramento State
*1990 Cal State Bakersfield 6-2 Cal State Northridge
*1991 Augustana (S.D.) 3-2 (10 inn.) Bloomsburg
*1992 Missouri Southern 1-0 Cal State Hayward
*1993 Florida Southern 11-5 Augustana (S.D.)
*1994 Merrimack 6-2 Humboldt State
*1995 Kennesaw State 3-2 (8 inn.) Bloomsburg
*1996 Kennesaw State 6-4 Nebraska-Omaha
*1997 California (Pa.) 2-1 Wisconsin-Parkside
*1998 California (Pa.) 2-1 Barry
*1999 Humboldt State 7-2 Nebraska-Kearney
*2000 North Dakota State 3-1 Kennesaw State
*2001 Nebraska-Omaha 4-0 Lewis
*2002 St. Mary's (Tex.) 4-0 Grand Valley State
*2003 UC Davis 7-0 Georgia College & State Univ.
*2004 Angelo State 7-3 Florida Southern
*2005 Lynn 5-3 Kennesaw State
*2006 Lock Haven 3-0 Emporia State
*2007 SIU Edwardsville 3-2 Lock Haven
*2008 Humboldt State 10-2 Emporia State

Division III

*1982 Eastern Connecticut State 2-0 Trenton State
*1983 Trenton State 7-0 Buena Vista
*1984 Buena Vista 3-1 Trenton State
*1985 Eastern Connecticut State 1-0 Trenton State
*1986 Eastern Connecticut State 1-0 Central (IA)
*1987 Trenton State 3-0 Wisconsin-Whitewater
*1988 Central (IA) 3-2 Allegheny
*1989 Trenton State 8-7 (9 inn) Eastern Connecticut State
*1990 Eastern Connecticut State 1-0 Trenton State
*1991 Central (IA) 4-0 Eastern Connecticut State
*1992 Trenton State 4-0 Buena Vista
*1993 Central (IA) 7-3 Trenton State
*1994 Trenton State 6-5 Bridgewater State
*1995 Chapman 4-2 Trenton State
*1996 Trenton State 7-2 Chapman
*1997 Simpson 2-1 (9 inn.) Montclair State
*1998 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 3-1 Chapman
*1999 Simpson 6-0 Chapman
*2000 St. Mary's (MN) 5-0 Chapman
*2001 Muskingum 4-1 Central (IA)
*2002 Ithaca 1-0 Lake Forest
*2003 Central (IA) 5-3 Salisbury
*2004 St. Thomas (MN) 2-0 Moravian
*2005 St. Thomas (MN) 9-3 Salisbury
*2006 Rutgers-Camden 3-2 St. Thomas (MN)
*2007 Linfield 10-2 Washington-St. Louis
*2008 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 4-3 Wisconsin-Whitewater

See also

* College softball
* NCAA Division I Softball Championship

External links

* [http://www.ncaasports.com/softball/womens NCAA softball page]


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