May 10, 2010

NCAA RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Softball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will participate in the 2010 NCAA Division II Softball Championship. Four teams will participate at each of 16 regional sites in double-elimination tournaments. Regional competition will be held May 14-16. Winners will advance to the super regionals May 21-22. The finals will be held May 27-31 at Heritage Park Softball Complex in St. Joseph, Missouri and will be hosted by Missouri Western State University.

Twenty-two conferences receive automatic qualification into the 2010 championship. Each conference and its automatic qualifier are listed below:

California Collegiate Athletic Conference - Sonoma State University
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference - Dominican College (New York)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Chowan University
Conference Carolinas - Queens University of Charlotte
East Coast Conference - Dowling College
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Wayne State University (Michigan)
Great Lakes Valley Conference - Lewis University
Great Northwest Athletic Conference - Central Washington University
Gulf South Conference - Valdosta State University
Heartland Conference - St. Mary's University (Texas)
Lone Star Conference - Angelo State University
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association - Emporia State University
Northeast-10 Conference - Southern Connecticut State University
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference - Wayne State College (Nebraska)
Pacific West Conference - Hawaii Pacific University
Peach Belt Conference - North Georgia College & State University
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference - Metropolitan State College of Denver
South Atlantic Conference - Lenoir-Rhyne University
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Albany State University (Georgia)
Sunshine State Conference - Rollins College
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - West Virginia Wesleyan College
In the 2009 championship, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania captured its second national championship title with an 8-0 victory over the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

SITES/PAIRINGS:
*Denotes host institution

Atlantic Regional at Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
BRACKET
1. *Bloomsburg 44-5
2. West Virginia Wesleyan 42-10
3. Indiana (Pennsylvania) 34-10
4. Chowan 30-19
Atlantic Regional 2 at California, Pennsylvania
BRACKET
1. *California (Pennsylvania) 34-12
2. Kutztown 41-16
3. Shepherd 35-14
4. Fairmont State 31-18
Central Regional at Colorado Springs, Colorado
BRACKET
1. *Metro State 46-4
2. Minnesota State Mankato 32-13
3. Winona State 35-12
4. Mesa State 23-20
Central Regional 2 at Wayne, Nebraska
BRACKET
1. *Wayne State (Nebraska) 40-12
2. Augustana (South Dakota) 42-10
3. Concordia-St. Paul 34-15
4. Minnesota Duluth 32-15
East Regional at New Haven, Connecticut
BRACKET
1. *New Haven 38-6
2. Southern Connecticut State 40-11
3. Caldwell 42-14
4. Georgian Court 37-17
East Regional 2 at Shirley, New York
BRACKET
1. *Dowling 42-15
2. C.W. Post 40-14
3. Molloy 38-18
4. Dominican (NY) 37-14
Midwest Regional at Detroit, Michigan
BRACKET
1. *Wayne State (Michigan) 45-10
2. Indianapolis 36-15
3. Saginaw Valley State 24-14
4. Quincy 36-15
Midwest Regional 2 at Ashland, Ohio
BRACKET
1. *Ashland 33-11
2. Lewis 32-12
3. Northern Kentucky 34-18
4. Tiffin 31-16
South Regional at Huntsville, Alabama
BRACKET
1. *Alabama-Huntsville 37-10
2. Rollins 44-4
3. Arkansas-Monticello 42-10
4. Nova Southeastern 39-15
South Regional 2 at Valdosta, Georgia
BRACKET
1. *Valdosta State 42-6
2. West Florida 29-14
3. Palm Beach Atlantic 26-11
4. Albany State 38-23
Southeast Regional at Hickory, North Carolina
BRACKET
1. *Lenoir-Rhyne 50-7
2. Augusta State 38-15
3. Armstrong Atlantic State 29-16
4. Mars Hill 22-15
Southeast Regional 2 at Dahlonega, Georgia
BRACKET
1. *North Georgia 45-0
2. Francis Marion 34-14
3. Carson-Newman 36-10
4. Queens (North Carolina) 26-23
South Central Regional at Wichita Falls, Texas
BRACKET
1. *Midwestern State 50-8
2. Nebraska-Omaha 48-11
3. West Texas A&M 43-16
4. St. Mary's (TX) 34-19
South Central Regional 2 at Emporia, Kansas
BRACKET
1. *Emporia State 47-12
2. Angelo State 43-12
3. Central Oklahoma 32-19
4. Texas Woman's 37-20
West Regional at Rohnert Park, California
BRACKET
1. *Sonoma State 42-16
2. Grand Canyon 38-11
3. Cal State Chico 28-18
4. Dixie State 34-12
West Regional 2 at Kaneohe, Hawaii
BRACKET
1. *Hawaii Pacific 39-6
2. Cal State Monterey Bay 33-18
3. Hawaii Hilo 31-14
4. Central Washington 37-13

For more information regarding the NCAA Division II Softball Championship, log on to www.NCAA.com.