List of NCAA Division I softball programs

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The following is a list of schools that participate in NCAA Division I softball, according to[1] These teams compete to go to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and ASA Hall of Fame Stadium for the Women's College World Series. (For schools whose athletic branding does not directly correspond with the school name, the athletic branding is in parentheses.)

Conference affiliations reflect those in the current 2024 season. Years of conference changes, indicated in footnotes, reflect softball seasons, which take place in the calendar year after a conference change takes effect.

School Nickname State Home field Head coach Conference WCWS appearances[a][2] National titles[b][2]
University at Albany,
The State University of New York

Great Danes New York Albany Field Chris Cannata America East None None
State University of New York at Binghamton
Bearcats New York Varsity Field Jess Bump America East None None
Bryant University Bulldogs Rhode Island Bryant Softball Complex at Conaty Park Nick French America East None None
University of Maine Black Bears Maine Mike Kessock Field Jordan Fitzpatrick America East None None
University of Massachusetts Lowell
(UMass Lowell)
River Hawks Massachusetts River View Field Jen Starek America East None None
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Retrievers Maryland UMBC Softball Stadium Chris Kuhlmeyer America East None None
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
49ers North Carolina D. L. Phillips Complex Ashley Chastain The American None None
East Carolina University Pirates North Carolina ECU Softball Stadium Shane Winkler The American None None
Florida Atlantic University Owls Florida FAU Softball Stadium Joan Joyce The American None None
University of Memphis Tigers Tennessee Tiger Softball Complex Natalie Poole The American None None
University of North Texas Mean Green Texas Lovelace Stadium Rodney DeLong The American None None
University of South Florida Bulls Florida USF Softball Stadium Ken Eriksen The American 2012 None
University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Oklahoma Collins Family Softball Complex Crissy Strimple The American None None
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Blazers Alabama UAB Softball Field Joe Guthrie The American None None
University of Texas at San Antonio
Roadrunners Texas Roadrunner Field Michelle Cheatham The American None None
Wichita State University Shockers Kansas Wilkins Stadium Kristi Bredbenner The American None None
Boston College
Eagles Massachusetts Brighton Field Amy Kvilhaug ACC None None
Clemson University Tigers South Carolina McWhorter Stadium John Rittman ACC None None
Duke University Blue Devils North Carolina Duke Softball Stadium Marissa Young ACC None None
Florida State University Seminoles Florida JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex Lonni Alameda ACC 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2023 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology
(Georgia Tech)
Yellow Jackets Georgia Shirley Clements Mewborn Field Aileen Morales ACC None None
University of Louisville Cardinals Kentucky Ulmer Stadium Holly Aprile ACC None None
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(North Carolina)
Tar Heels North Carolina Anderson Stadium Donna Papa ACC None None
North Carolina State University
(NC State)
Wolfpack North Carolina Dail Softball Stadium Lindsay Leftwich ACC None None
University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Indiana Melissa Cook Stadium Deanna Gumpf ACC None None
University of Pittsburgh
Panthers Pennsylvania Vartabedian Field Jodi Hermanek ACC None None
Syracuse University Orange New York Skytop Softball Stadium Shannon Doepking ACC None None
University of Virginia Cavaliers Virginia Palmer Park Joanna Hardin ACC None None
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University

(Virginia Tech)
Hokies Virginia Tech Softball Park Pete D'Amour ACC 2008 None
Austin Peay State University
(Austin Peay)
Governors Tennessee Cheryl Holt Field Kassie Stanfill ASUN None None
Bellarmine University Knights Kentucky Knights Softball Field Renee Hicks ASUN None None
University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears Arkansas Farris Field Jenny Parsons ASUN None None
Eastern Kentucky University Colonels Kentucky Gertrude Hood Field Jane Worthington ASUN None None
Florida Gulf Coast University
Eagles Florida FGCU Softball Complex David Deiros ASUN None None
Jacksonville University Dolphins Florida JU Softball Complex Erica Ayers ASUN None None
Kennesaw State University Owls Georgia Bailey Park Tripp MacKay ASUN[c] None None
Lipscomb University Lady Bisons Tennessee Draper Diamond Kristin Ryman ASUN None None
University of North Alabama Lions Alabama UNA Softball Complex Ashley Cozart ASUN None None
University of North Florida Ospreys Florida UNF Softball Complex Marcie Hickey ASUN None None
Queens University of Charlotte Royals North Carolina Park Road Park Stacey Schramm ASUN None None
Stetson University Hatters Florida Patricia Wilson Field Shellie Robinson ASUN None None
University of Dayton Flyers Ohio UD Softball Stadium Cara LaPlaca Atlantic 10 None None
Fordham University Rams New York Bahoshy Softball Complex/Murphy Field Melissa Inouye Atlantic 10 None None
George Mason University Patriots Virginia George Mason Softball Complex Justin Walker Atlantic 10 None None
George Washington University Revolutionaries Washington, D.C. Mount Vernon Athletic Complex Chrissy Schoonmaker Atlantic 10 None None
Loyola University Chicago
(Loyola Chicago)
Ramblers Illinois Loyola Softball Park Alicia Abbott Atlantic 10 None None
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Minutewomen Massachusetts UMass Softball Complex Danielle Henderson Atlantic 10[d] 1974, 1978, 1980,[2] 1992, 1997, 1998 None
University of Rhode Island Rams Rhode Island URI Softball Complex Whitney Goldstein Atlantic 10 1982 (AIAW)[2] None
St. Bonaventure University Bonnies New York St. Bonaventure Softball Diamond Mike Threehouse Atlantic 10 None None
Saint Joseph's University Hawks Pennsylvania SJU Softball Field Erin Brooks Atlantic 10 None None
Saint Louis University Billikens Missouri Billiken Sports Center Christy Connoyer Atlantic 10 None None
Butler University Bulldogs Indiana Butler Softball Field Scott Hall Big East None None
University of Connecticut
Huskies Connecticut Burrill Family Field at the Connecticut Softball Complex Laura Valentino Big East 1993 None
Creighton University Bluejays Nebraska Creighton Sports Complex Brent Vigness Big East 1969, 1980, 1981,[2] 1982 (NCAA), 1986 None
DePaul University Blue Demons Illinois Cacciatore Stadium Tracie Adix-Zins Big East 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007 None
Georgetown University Hoyas Washington, D.C. Guy Mason Field Pat Conlan Big East None None
Providence College Friars Rhode Island Raymond Field Jill Karwoski Big East None None
St. John's University Red Storm New York Red Storm Field Bob Guerrero Big East None None
Seton Hall University Pirates New Jersey Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field Angie Churchill Big East None None
Villanova University Wildcats Pennsylvania Villanova Softball Complex Bridget Orchard Big East None None
Idaho State University Bengals Idaho Miller Ranch Stadium Andrew Rich Big Sky None None
University of Montana Grizzlies Montana Grizzly Softball Field Melanie Meuchel Big Sky None None
University of Northern Colorado Bears Colorado Butler-Hancock Softball Field Ben Garcia Big Sky 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979[2] None
Portland State University Vikings Oregon Erv Lind Stadium Meadow McWhorter Big Sky 1978[2] None
California State University, Sacramento
(Sacramento State)
Hornets California Shea Stadium Lori Perez Big Sky 1976, 1977[2] None
Weber State University Wildcats Utah Wildcat Softball Field Mary Kay Amicone Big Sky 1973, 1974, 1975[2] None
Charleston Southern University Buccaneers South Carolina CSU Softball Field Christi Musser Big South None None
Gardner-Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs North Carolina Varsity Field Bailey Wigness Big South None None
Longwood University Lancers Virginia Lancer Field Megan Brown Big South None None
Presbyterian College Blue Hose South Carolina Presbyterian College Softball Complex David Williams Big South None None
Radford University Highlanders Virginia Radford University Softball Field Alisa Tasler Big South None None
University of South Carolina Upstate
(USC Upstate)
Spartans South Carolina Cyrill Softball Stadium Chris Hawkins Big South None None
Winthrop University Eagles South Carolina Terry Field Windy Thees Big South None None
University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign
Fighting Illini Illinois Eichelberger Field Tyra Perry Big Ten None None
Indiana University Bloomington
Hoosiers Indiana IU Softball Field Shonda Stanton Big Ten 1979, 1980,[2] 1983, 1986 None
University of Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa Bob Pearl Softball Field Renee Luers-Gillispie Big Ten 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001 None
University of Maryland, College Park
Terrapins Maryland Robert E. Taylor Stadium Mark Montgomery Big Ten None None
University of Michigan Wolverines Michigan Carol Hutchins Stadium Bonnie Tholl Big Ten 1982 (AIAW),[2] 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016 2005
Michigan State University Spartans Michigan Secchia Stadium Jacquie Joseph Big Ten 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981[2] 1976
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Minnesota Jane Sage Cowles Stadium Piper Ritter Big Ten 1976, 1978,[2] 2019 None
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Cornhuskers Nebraska Bowlin Stadium Rhonda Revelle Big Ten 1970, 1971,[2] 1982 (NCAA), 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1998, 2002, 2013 None
Northwestern University Wildcats Illinois Sharon J. Drysdale Field Kate Drohan Big Ten 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2007, 2022 None
Ohio State University Buckeyes Ohio Buckeye Field Kelly Kovach Schoenly Big Ten 1982 (AIAW)[2] None
Pennsylvania State University
(Penn State)
Nittany Lions Pennsylvania Beard Field Clarisa Crowell Big Ten None None
Purdue University Boilermakers Indiana Boilermaker Softball Complex Boo De Oliviera Big Ten 1972[2] None
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Scarlet Knights New Jersey Rutgers Softball Complex Kristen Butler Big Ten 1979, 1981[2] None
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Badgers Wisconsin Goodman Softball Complex Yvette Healy Big Ten None None
Baylor University Bears Texas Getterman Stadium Glenn Moore Big 12 2007, 2011, 2014, 2017 None
Brigham Young University
Cougars Utah Gail Miller Field at Miller Park Gordon Eakin Big 12 None None
University of Houston Cougars Texas Cougar Softball Stadium Kristin Vesely Big 12 None None
Iowa State University Cyclones Iowa Cyclone Sports Complex Jamie Pinkerton Big 12 1971, 1973[2] None
University of Kansas Jayhawks Kansas Arrocha Ballpark Jennifer McFalls Big 12 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979,[2] 1992 None
University of Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma Love's Field Patty Gasso Big 12[e] 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982 (AIAW),[2] 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 2000, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022, 2023
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
(Oklahoma State)
Cowgirls Oklahoma Cowgirl Stadium Kenny Gajewski Big 12 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982 (AIAW),[2] 1982 (NCAA), 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2011, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 None
University of Texas at Austin
Longhorns Texas Red and Charline McCombs Field Mike White Big 12[e] 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2022 None
Texas Tech University Red Raiders Texas Rocky Johnson Field Sami Ward Big 12 None None
University of Central Florida
Knights Florida UCF Softball Complex Cindy Ball-Malone Big 12 None None
California Polytechnic State University
(Cal Poly)
Mustangs California Bob Janssen Field Jenny Condon Big West None None
California State University, Fullerton
(Cal State Fullerton)
Titans California Anderson Family Field Kelly Ford Big West 1980, 1981,[2] 1982 (NCAA), 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995 1986
California State University, Northridge
(Cal State Northridge or CSUN)
Matadors California Matador Diamond Charlotte Morgan Big West 1993, 1994 None
California State University, Bakersfield
(Bakersfield or CSU Bakersfield)
Roadrunners California Roadrunner Softball Complex Crissy Buck-Ziegler Big West None None
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Rainbow Wahine Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium Bob Coolen Big West 2010 None
California State University, Long Beach
(Long Beach State)
The Beach California LBSU Softball Complex Kim Sowder Big West 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 None
University of California, Davis
(UC Davis)
Aggies California La Rue Field Erin Thorpe Big West None None
University of California, Riverside
(UC Riverside)
Highlanders California Amy S. Harrison Field Nikki Palmer Big West None None
University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Tritons California Triton Softball Field Patti Gerckens Big West None 2003 (D-II)
University of California, Santa Barbara
(UC Santa Barbara)
Gauchos California UCSB Campus Diamond Jo Evans Big West None None
Campbell University Lady Camels North Carolina Amanda Littlejohn Stadium Sharonda McDonald CAA None None
College of Charleston
Cougars South Carolina Patriots Point Athletics Complex Tracey Lynch Vernon CAA None None
University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Delaware Delaware Softball Stadium Jennifer Steele CAA[f] None None
Drexel University Dragons Pennsylvania Drexel Softball Field Katie Jansson CAA None None
Elon University Phoenix North Carolina Hunt Softball Park Kathy Bocock CAA None None
Hampton University Lady Pirates Virginia Lady Pirates Softball Stadium Monique White CAA None None
Hofstra University Pride New York Hofstra Softball Stadium Adrienne Clark CAA None None
Monmouth University Hawks New Jersey Monmouth University Softball Park Shannon Salsburg CAA None None
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
(North Carolina A&T)
Aggies North Carolina Aggie Softball Complex Patti Raduenz CAA None None
Stony Brook University Seawolves New York University Field Megan Bryant CAA None None
Towson University Tigers Maryland Tiger Softball Complex Lisa Costello CAA None None
University of North Carolina Wilmington
(UNC Wilmington or UNCW)
Seahawks North Carolina Boseman Field Kristy Norton CAA None None
Florida International University
Panthers Florida FIU Softball Complex Mike Larabee Conference USA None None
Jacksonville State University Gamecocks Alabama University Field Jana McGinnis Conference USA None None
Liberty University Lady Flames Virginia Liberty Softball Field Dot Richardson Conference USA None None
Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters Louisiana Lady Techster Softball Complex Josh Taylor Conference USA 1983, 1985, 1986 None
Middle Tennessee State University
(Middle Tennessee or MTSU)
Blue Raiders Tennessee Blue Raider Softball Field Jeff Breeden Conference USA None None
New Mexico State University Aggies New Mexico NMSU Softball Complex Kathy Rodolph Conference USA 1981[2] None
Sam Houston State University
(Sam Houston)
Bearkats Texas Bearkat Softball Complex Garrett Valis Conference USA None None
University of Texas at El Paso
Miners Texas Helen of Troy Softball Complex T. J. Hubbard Conference USA None None
Western Kentucky University Lady Toppers Kentucky WKU Softball Complex Amy Tudor Conference USA None None
Cleveland State University Vikings Ohio Viking Field Amy Kyler Horizon League None None
University of Detroit Mercy Titans Michigan Buysse Ballpark Marc Gillis Horizon League None None
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
(Green Bay)
Phoenix Wisconsin Phoenix Softball Field Sara Kubuske Horizon League None None
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Jaguars Indiana IUPUI Softball Complex Elisabeth Beirne Horizon League None None
Northern Kentucky University Norse Kentucky Frank Ignatius Grein Softball Field Kathryn Gleason Horizon League None None
Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Michigan Oakland University Softball Field Lauren Karn Horizon League None None
Purdue University Fort Wayne
(Purdue Fort Wayne)
Mastodons Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Softball Field Amber Bowman Horizon League None None
Robert Morris University Colonials Pennsylvania North Athletic Complex Jexx Varner Horizon League None None
Youngstown State University Penguins Ohio McCune Park Brian Campbell Horizon League None None
Brown University Bears Rhode Island Brown Softball Field Kate Refsnyder Ivy League None None
Columbia University Lions New York Columbia Softball Field Jen Teague Ivy League None None
Cornell University Big Red New York Niemand*Robison Field Julie Farlow Ivy League None None
Dartmouth College Big Green New Hampshire Dartmouth Softball Park Jennifer Williams Ivy League None None
Harvard University Crimson Massachusetts Soldiers Field Jenny Allard Ivy League None None
University of Pennsylvania
Quakers Pennsylvania Penn Park Leslie King Ivy League None None
Princeton University Tigers New Jersey Class of 1895 Field Lisa Van Ackeren Ivy League 1995, 1996 None
Yale University Bulldogs Connecticut DeWitt Family Field Laura Ricciardone Ivy League None None
Canisius University Golden Griffins New York Demske Sports Complex Kim Griffin MAAC None None
Fairfield University Stags Connecticut Alumni Softball Field Julie Brzezinski MAAC None None
Iona University Gaels New York Rice Oval Field Alyssa Tiumalu MAAC None None
Manhattan College Lady Jaspers New York Gaelic Park Cat Clifford MAAC None None
Marist College Red Foxes New York Softball Park at Gartland Athletic Field Joe Ausanio MAAC None None
Mount St. Mary's University Mountaineers Maryland Our Lady of the Meadows Field Anna Nagro MAAC None None
Niagara University Purple Eagles New York Niagara Softball Field Larry Puzan MAAC None None
Quinnipiac University Bobcats Connecticut Quinnipiac Softball Field Hillary Smith MAAC None None
Rider University Broncs New Jersey Herb and Joan Young Field Davon Ortega MAAC None None
Saint Peter's University Peahens New Jersey Joseph J. Jaroschak Field Chris Stelma MAAC None None
Siena College Saints New York Siena Softball Field Casey Bump MAAC None None
University of Akron Zips Ohio Lee R. Jackson Softball Field Meaggan Pettipiece Mid-American None None
Ball State University Cardinals Indiana BSU Softball Complex Lacy Schurr Mid-American 1973, 1975[2] None
Bowling Green State University
(Bowling Green)
Falcons Ohio Meserve Field Sarah Willis Mid-American None None
University at Buffalo Bulls New York Nan Harvey Field Mike Ruechel Mid-American None None
Central Michigan University Chippewas Michigan Margo Jonker Stadium McCall Salmon Mid-American 1982 (AIAW),[2] 1987 None
Kent State University Golden Flashes Ohio Diamond at Dix Eric Oakley Mid-American 1990 None
Miami University
(Miami (Ohio))
RedHawks Ohio Miami Softball Diamond Kirin Kumar Mid-American None None
Northern Illinois University
Huskies Illinois Mary M. Bell Field Christina Sutcliffe Mid-American 1988 None
Ohio University Bobcats Ohio Ohio Softball Field Kenzie Roark Mid-American 1975[2] None
University of Toledo Rockets Ohio Scott Park Softball Complex Joe Abraham Mid-American 1989 None
Western Michigan University Broncos Michigan Ebert Field Kathy Leitke Mid-American 1980, 1981,[2] 1982 (NCAA) None
Coppin State University Eagles Maryland Coppin State Softball Complex Ashley Cook MEAC None None
Delaware State University Hornets Delaware The Hornets Nest Daniel Stockdale MEAC None None
Howard University Lady Bison Washington, D.C. Banneker Field Tori Tyson MEAC None None
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Hawks Maryland Hawk Field Karla Powell MEAC None None
Morgan State University Bears Maryland Lois T. Murray Field Larry Hineline MEAC None None
Norfolk State University Spartans Virginia NSU Softball Field James Inzana MEAC None None
North Carolina Central University Eagles North Carolina Parkwood Athletic Field Cat Tarvin MEAC None None
South Carolina State University Lady Bulldogs South Carolina Lady Bulldog Softball Field Tatjana Matthews MEAC None None
Belmont University Bruins Tennessee E. S. Rose Park Laura Matthews Missouri Valley None None
Bradley University Braves Illinois Laura Bradley Park Amy Hayes Missouri Valley None None
Drake University Bulldogs Iowa Ron Buel Field Rich Calvert Missouri Valley None None
University of Evansville Purple Aces Indiana James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium Mat Mundell Missouri Valley None None
Illinois State University Redbirds Illinois Marian Kneer Softball Stadium Melinda Fischer Missouri Valley 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1981[2] None
Indiana State University Sycamores Indiana Eleanor Forsythe St. John Softball Complex Mike Perniciaro Missouri Valley 1974, 1976[2] None
Missouri State University Lady Bears Missouri Killian Stadium Holly Hesse Missouri Valley 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982 (AIAW)[2] 1974
Murray State University Racers Kentucky Racer Field Kara Amundson Missouri Valley None None
University of Northern Iowa Panthers Iowa Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex, UNI-Dome Ryan Jacobs Missouri Valley 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977[2] 1977
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(Southern Illinois)
Salukis Illinois Charlotte West Stadium Kerri Blaylock Missouri Valley 1970, 1971, 1977, 1978[2] None
University of Illinois Chicago
Flames Illinois Flames Field[h] Lynn Curylo Missouri Valley 1994 None
Valparaiso University Beacons Indiana Valparaiso University Softball Field {Meagann Pettipiece}} Missouri Valley None None
Boise State University Broncos Idaho Dona Larsen Park Justin Shults Mountain West None None
Colorado State University Rams Colorado Ram Field Jen Fisher Mountain West None None
California State University, Fresno
(Fresno State)
Bulldogs California Bulldog Diamond Stacy May-Johnson Mountain West 1982 (NCAA), 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999 1998
University of Nevada, Reno
Wolf Pack Nevada Christina M. Hixson Softball Park Linda Garza Mountain West None None
University of New Mexico Lobos New Mexico Lobo Softball Field Paula Congleton Mountain West 1980, 1981[2] None
San Diego State University Aztecs California SDSU Softball Stadium Stacey Nuveman Deniz Mountain West None None
San Jose State University Spartans California Mission College Sports Complex Tammy Lohmann Mountain West None None
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rebels Nevada Eller Media Stadium Kristie Fox Mountain West 1990, 1991, 1995 None
Utah State University Aggies Utah LaRee and LeGrand Johnson Field Steve Johnson Mountain West 1978, 1980, 1981,[2] 1984 1980, 1981
Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils Connecticut CCSU Softball Field Breanne Gleason Northeast None None
Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights New Jersey FDU Softball Field Chris Foye Northeast None None
Le Moyne College Dolphins New York Softball Complex Tracey Roman Northeast None None
Long Island University
Sharks New York LIU Softball Complex[j] Roy Kortmann Northeast[k] None None
Merrimack College Warriors Massachusetts Warrior Softball Diamond Elaine Schwager Northeast[l] None None
Sacred Heart University Pioneers Connecticut Pioneer Park Pam London Northeast[l] None None
Saint Francis University Red Flash Pennsylvania Red Flash Field Jessica O'Donnell Northeast None None
Stonehill College Skyhawks Massachusetts Father Garland Field Ali Maloof Northeast None None
Wagner College Seahawks New York Wagner College Softball Field Lindsey Ubrun Northeast None None
Eastern Illinois University Panthers Illinois Williams Field Tara Archibald Ohio Valley 1971, 1974[2] None
Lindenwood University Lions Missouri Lou Brock Sports Complex Erin Brown Ohio Valley None None
Morehead State University Eagles Kentucky University Field Samantha Jones Ohio Valley None None
Southeast Missouri State University
(Southeast Missouri or SEMO)
Redhawks Missouri Southeast Softball Complex Mark Redburn Ohio Valley None None
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(SIU Edwardsville or SIUE)
Cougars Illinois Cougar Field P. J. Finnigan Ohio Valley None None
University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Indiana USI Softball Field Sue Kunkle Ohio Valley None 2018 (D-II)
University of Tennessee at Martin
(Tennessee–Martin or UT Martin)
Skyhawks Tennessee Bettye Giles Field Brian Dunn Ohio Valley None None
Tennessee State University Lady Tigers Tennessee Tiger Field Andrea Browning Ohio Valley None None
Tennessee Technological University
(Tennessee Tech)
Golden Eagles Tennessee Tennessee Tech Softball Field Michele DePolo Ohio Valley None None
Western Illinois University Leathernecks Illinois Mary Ellen McKee Softball Stadium Alisa Goler Ohio Valley 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 (AIAW)[2] None
University of Arizona Wildcats Arizona Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium Caitlin Lowe Pac-12[m] 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979,[2] 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2019, 2021, 2022 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006, 2007
Arizona State University Sun Devils Arizona Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium Megan Bartlett Pac-12[m] 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,[2] 1982 (NCAA), 1987, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018 1972, 1973, 2008, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
(California or Cal)
Golden Bears California Levine-Fricke Field Chelsea Spencer Pac-12[n] 1980, 1981, 1982 (AIAW),[2] 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012 2002
University of Oregon Ducks Oregon Jane Sanders Stadium Melyssa Lombardi Pac-12[o] 1976, 1980,[2] 1989, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 None
Oregon State University Beavers Oregon OSU Softball Complex Laura Berg Pac-12[p] 1977, 1978, 1979,[2] 2006, 2022 None
Stanford University Cardinal California Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium Jessica Allister Pac-12[n] 2001, 2004, 2023 None
University of California, Los Angeles
Bruins California Easton Stadium Kelly Inouye-Perez Pac-12[o] 1978, 1979, 1981,[2] 1982 (NCAA), 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 1978, 1982 (NCAA), 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995,[q] 1999, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2019
University of Utah Utes Utah Dumke Family Softball Stadium Amy Hogue Pac-12[m] 1976, 1982 (AIAW),[2] 1985, 1991, 1994, 2023 None
University of Washington Huskies Washington Husky Softball Stadium Heather Tarr Pac-12[o] 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023 2009
United States Military Academy
(Army or Army West Point)
Black Knights New York Army Softball Complex Cheryl Milligan Patriot League None None
Boston University
Terriers Massachusetts BU Softball Field Ashley Waters Patriot League None None
Bucknell University Bison Pennsylvania Becker Field Sarah Caffrey Patriot League None None
Colgate University Raiders New York Eaton Street Softball Complex Marissa Lamison-Myers Patriot League None None
College of the Holy Cross Crusaders Massachusetts Freshman Field Kim Stiles Patriot League None None
Lafayette College Leopards Pennsylvania Lafayette Softball Field Caitlyn De La Haba Patriot League None None
Lehigh University Mountain Hawks Pennsylvania Leadership Park Fran Troyan Patriot League None None
University of Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama Rhoads Stadium Patrick Murphy SEC 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2021, 2023 2012
University of Arkansas Razorbacks Arkansas Bogle Park Courtney Deifel SEC None None
Auburn University Tigers Alabama Jane B. Moore Field Mickey Dean SEC 2015, 2016 None
University of Florida Gators Florida Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium Tim Walton SEC 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 2014, 2015
University of Georgia Bulldogs Georgia Jack Turner Stadium Tony Baldwin SEC 2009, 2010, 2016, 2018, 2021 None
University of Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky John Cropp Stadium Rachel Lawson SEC 2014 None
Louisiana State University
Tigers Louisiana Tiger Park Beth Torina SEC 2001, 2004, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 None
University of Mississippi
(Ole Miss)
Rebels Mississippi Ole Miss Softball Complex Jamie Trachsel SEC None None
Mississippi State University Bulldogs Mississippi Nusz Park Samantha Ricketts SEC None None
University of Missouri
(alternately Mizzou)
Tigers Missouri Mizzou Softball Stadium Larissa Anderson SEC 1981,[2] 1983, 1991, 1994, 2009, 2010, 2011 None
University of South Carolina Gamecocks South Carolina Carolina Softball Stadium Beverly Smith SEC 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,[2] 1983, 1989, 1997 None
University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Tennessee Sherri Parker Lee Stadium Karen Weekly SEC 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2023 None
Texas A&M University Aggies Texas Davis Diamond Trisha Ford SEC 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 (AIAW),[2] 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2007, 2008, 2017 1982 (AIAW), 1983, 1987
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Mocs Tennessee Jim Frost Stadium Frank Reed Southern None None
East Tennessee State University
(East Tennessee or ETSU)
Buccaneers Tennessee Betty Basler Field Belinda Hendrix Southern None None
Furman University Paladins South Carolina Pepsi Softball Stadium Stacey Whitfield Southern None None
Mercer University Bears Georgia Sikes Field Lindsay Fico Southern None None
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(UNC Greensboro or UNCG)
Spartans North Carolina UNCG Softball Stadium Janelle Breneman Southern None None
Samford University Bulldogs Alabama Bulldog Field Kimball Cassady Southern None None
Western Carolina University Catamounts North Carolina Catamount Softball Complex Jim Clift Southern None None
Wofford College Terriers South Carolina Wofford Softball Stadium[r] Chelsea Butler Southern None None
Houston Christian University Huskies Texas Husky Field Mary-Ellen Hall Southland None None
University of the Incarnate Word (alternately UIW) Cardinals Texas H-E-B Field Kim Dean Southland None None
Lamar University Lady Cardinals Texas Lamar Softball Complex Amy Hooks Southland None None
McNeese State University
Cowgirls Louisiana Joe Miller Field at Cowgirl Diamond James Landreneau Southland None None
Nicholls State University
Colonels Louisiana Swanner Field at Geo Surfaces Park Justin Lewis Southland None None
Northwestern State University Lady Demons Louisiana Lady Demon Diamond[7] Donald Pickett Southland None None
Southeastern Louisiana University Lions Louisiana North Oak Park Rick Fremin Southland None None
Texas A&M University–Commerce Lions Texas John Cain Family Softball Complex Brittany Miller Southland None None
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Texas Chapman Field Kathleen Rodriguez Southland None None
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
(Alabama A&M)
Lady Bulldogs Alabama Bulldog Field Cassandra Brown SWAC None None
Alabama State University Lady Hornets Alabama Barbara Williams Softball Complex Todd Bradley SWAC None None
Alcorn State University Lady Braves Mississippi ASU Softball Park Josef Rankin SWAC None None
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions Arkansas Torii Hunter Baseball/Softball Complex Michael Bumpers SWAC None None
Bethune–Cookman University Wildcats Florida Sunnyland Park Laura Watten SWAC None None
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
(Florida A&M)
Lady Rattlers Florida Lady Rattler Softball Complex Constance Orr SWAC None None
Grambling State University Lady Tigers Louisiana GSU Softball Complex Nakeya Hall SWAC None None
Jackson State University Lady Tigers Mississippi Jackson State University Softball Stadium Kevin Montgomery SWAC None None
Mississippi Valley State University Devilettes Mississippi Devilettes Softball Complex Jimmy Buckner SWAC None None
Prairie View A&M University Lady Panthers Texas Lady Panther Softball Complex Vernon Bland SWAC None None
Southern University Lady Jaguars Louisiana Lady Jaguar Field Brittney Williams SWAC None None
Texas Southern University Tigers Texas Memorial Park Raven Rodriguez SWAC None None
University of Missouri–Kansas City
(Kansas City)
Roos Missouri Missouri 3&2 Complex Kerry Shaw The Summit None None
University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks North Dakota Apollo Sports Complex Jordan Stevens The Summit None None
North Dakota State University Bison North Dakota Ellig Sports Complex Darren Mueller The Summit 1973, 1974, 1975[2] None
University of Nebraska Omaha
Mavericks Nebraska Westside Field at Westbrook Mike Heard The Summit 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979[2] 1975
University of St. Thomas Tommies Minnesota South Field Softball Complex Jennifer Bagley Trotter The Summit None 2004, 2005 (D-III)
University of South Dakota Coyotes South Dakota Nygard Field Robert Wagner The Summit 1971[2] None
South Dakota State University Jackrabbits South Dakota Jackrabbit Softball Stadium Krista Wood The Summit 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974[2] None
Appalachian State University Mountaineers North Carolina Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium Shelly Hoerner Sun Belt None None
Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers South Carolina Coastal Carolina Softball Field Kelley Green Sun Belt None None
Georgia Southern University Eagles Georgia Eagle Field at the GSU Softball Complex Sharon Perkins Sun Belt None None
Georgia State University Panthers Georgia Robert E. Heck Softball Complex Angie Nicholson Sun Belt None None
James Madison University Dukes Virginia Veterans Memorial Park Loren LaPorte Sun Belt 2021 None
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ragin' Cajuns Louisiana Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park Gerry Glasco Sun Belt 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2014 None
University of Louisiana at Monroe
(Louisiana–Monroe or ULM)
Warhawks Louisiana Geo-Surfaces Field at the ULM Softball Complex Molly Fichtner Sun Belt None None
Marshall University Thundering Herd West Virginia Dot Hicks Field Megan Smith Sun Belt None None
University of South Alabama Jaguars Alabama Jaguar Field Becky Clark Sun Belt None None
University of Southern Mississippi
(Southern Miss)
Golden Eagles Mississippi Southern Miss Softball Complex Brian Levin Sun Belt 1999, 2000 None
Texas State University Bobcats Texas Bobcat Softball Stadium Ricci Woodard Sun Belt None None
Troy University Trojans Alabama Troy Softball Complex Beth Mullins Sun Belt None None
Loyola Marymount University Lions California Smith Field Tairia Flowers West Coast None None
University of the Pacific Tigers California Bill Simoni Field Brian Kolze West Coast 1983 None
Saint Mary's College of California Gaels California Cottrell Field Sonja Garnett West Coast None None
University of San Diego Toreros California USD Softball Complex MJ Knighten West Coast None None
Santa Clara University Broncos California SCU Softball Field Gina Carbonatto West Coast None None
Abilene Christian University Wildcats Texas Poly Wells Field Abigail Farler Western Athletic None None
California Baptist University Lancers California John C. Funk Stadium Mike Smith Western Athletic None None
Utah Tech University[s] Trailblazers Utah Karl Brooks Field Randy Simkins Western Athletic None None
Grand Canyon University Antelopes Arizona GCU Softball Stadium Shanon Hays Western Athletic None None
Seattle University Redhawks Washington Logan Field Geoff Hirai Western Athletic None None
Southern Utah University Thunderbirds Utah Kathryn Berg Field Don Don Williams Western Athletic None None
Stephen F. Austin State University Ladyjacks Texas SFA Softball Field Nicole Dickson Western Athletic 1978[2] None
Tarleton State University
Texans Texas Tarleton Softball Complex Mark Cumpian Western Athletic None None
Utah Valley University Wolverines Utah Wolverine Field Cody Thomson Western Athletic None None
University of Texas at Arlington
(UT Arlington)
Mavericks Texas Allan Saxe Field Peejay Brun Western Athletic 1976, 1977[2] None
  1. ^ Both Division I tournaments in 1982—AIAW and NCAA—were named "Women's College World Series".
  2. ^ The only national titles not listed here are those won by Texas Woman's University in 1979 and John F. Kennedy College in 1969–1971. TWU now competes at the Division II level. JFK College is defunct.
  3. ^ Kennesaw State joins CUSA in 2025.
  4. ^ UMass joins the MAC in 2026.
  5. ^ a b Oklahoma and Texas join the SEC in 2025.
  6. ^ Delaware joins CUSA in 2026.
  7. ^ After the 2024 season, the Indiana University and Purdue University systems will dissolve IUPUI, replacing it with separate IU- and Purdue-affiliated institutions. The IUPUI athletic program will be inherited by Indiana University Indianapolis, with possible athletic brand names of IU Indianapolis and IUI.
  8. ^ Not to be confused with UIC's soccer venue, also called Flames Field. The two venues have different street addresses on Chicago's Roosevelt Road, with the softball park at 839 West and the soccer stadium at 901 West.
  9. ^ After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University merged the Division I athletic program of its Brooklyn campus with the Division II athletic program of its Post campus, creating a single Division I program that now competes as the LIU Sharks.[3][4]
  10. ^ LIU bases its unified softball program at the Brooklyn campus.[3]
  11. ^ The unified LIU athletic program inherited the Northeast Conference membership of the Brooklyn campus.[3]
  12. ^ a b Merrimack and Sacred Heart join the MAAC in 2025.
  13. ^ a b c Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah join the Big 12 in 2025.
  14. ^ a b California and Stanford join the ACC in 2025.
  15. ^ a b c Oregon, UCLA, and Washington join the Big Ten in 2025.
  16. ^ Oregon State joins the WCC in 2025.
  17. ^ The 1995 title by UCLA and any related records have been vacated by the NCAA due to scholarship violations. Criticism also centered on UCLA player Tanya Harding who was recruited from Queensland, Australia, midway through the 1995 season. After UCLA captured the NCAA National Championship, Harding, the MVP of the tournament, returned to her homeland 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 were little more than hired guns.[5][6]
  18. ^ Tentative name.
  19. ^ Formerly Dixie State University. The athletic nickname of Trailblazers did not change.

Future programs[edit]

School Nickname State Home field Head coach Future conference Begins play WCWS appearances National titles
Mercyhurst University Lakers Pennsylvania Mercyhurst Softball Field Leanne Baker Northeast 2025 None None
University of West Georgia Wolves Georgia University Softball Field Kristy Burton ASUN 1974 (D-II)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NCAA Division I Softball Rankings –". NCAA. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  3. ^ a b c "One LIU: Frequently Asked Questions". Long Island University. Archived from the original on October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Shark Tank: Long Island University Chooses the Shark as New Mascot" (Press release). Long Island University. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Starr, Mark (June 12, 1995). "No Credit For UCLA". Newsweek. p. 58.
  6. ^ Montville, Leigh (June 12, 1995). "Ringer From Down Under". Sports Illustrated.
  7. ^ "Northwestern State University Softball 2015 Quick Facts" (PDF). Northwestern State University. Retrieved January 20, 2015.