INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Softball Committee has announced the eight regional sites for the 2012 Division III Softball Championship. Teams will be selected for the championship and assigned to regional sites Sunday, May 6.  The bracket will be released during the selection show Monday, May 7, which will be streamed live on NCAA.com.  

The selected regional hosts and sites are:

School Site School Site
Alma Alma, Mich. Eastern Connecticut State Willimantic, Conn.
Amherst Amherst, Mass. Illinois Wesleyan Bloomington, Ill.
Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa Kean Union, N.J.
Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. Texas-Tyler Tyler, Texas

Six regional sites will have eight teams competing to advance while seven teams will compete at one regional site and six teams will compete at another regional site. The eight-team regionals will be held May 10-14, and the six- and seven-team regionals will be held May 11-14. All regional sites will use a double-elimination format.

The finals, hosted by the City of Salem and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, will be held May 18-22 at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Va.