INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Softball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will participate in the 2016 NCAA Division II Softball Championship. Four teams will participate at each of the 16 regional sites in double-elimination tournaments, held May 5-7. Winners will advance to the super regionals, slated for May 11-12. The finals will be held May 17- 21 at the Regency Athletic Complex Softball Field in Denver and will be hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Denver Sports Commission as part of the Division II National Championships Festival.

MORE: 2016 Regional Bracket

Twenty-four conferences received automatic qualification into the 2016 championship. Each conference and its automatic qualifier are listed below:

California Collegiate Athletic Association – University of California, San Diego
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference – Wilmington University (Delaware)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State University
Conference Carolinas – Pfeiffer University
East Coast Conference – Molloy College

Great American Conference – Southern Arkansas University

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Wayne State University (Michigan)
Great Lakes Valley Conference – University of Indianapolis

Great Midwest Athletic Conference – Trevecca Nazarene University

Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Central Washington University

Gulf South Conference – University of North Alabama
Heartland Conference – Lubbock Christian University

Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M University

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Missouri Western State University
Mountain East Conference – West Virginia Wesleyan College

Northeast-10 Conference – Pace University

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Upper Iowa University

Pacific West Conference – Azusa Pacific University

Peach Belt Conference – University of North Georgia

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Metropolitan State University of Denver
South Atlantic Conference – Catawba College

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic – Tuskegee University

Sunshine State Conference – Saint Leo University

In the 2015 championship, the University of North Georgia captured its first national championship title with a 5-0 victory over Dixie State University.

SITES/PAIRINGS:
*Denotes host institution

Atlantic 1 Regional at Buckhannon, West Virginia

1. West Va. Wesleyan* 50-8

2. Bloomsburg 44-7

3. California (PA) 35-4
4. Winston-Salem 30-21

Atlantic 2 Regional at Charleston, West Virginia

1. Charleston (WV)* 45-9

2. West Chester 46-7 

3. Kutztown 31-15
4. Lock Haven 36-17

Central 1 Regional at Russellville, Arkansas


1. Arkansas Tech 46-9*
2. Minnesota St. 44-15
3. Northwest Mo. St. 37-14
4. Upper Iowa 39-16

Central 2 Regional at Magnolia, Arkansas

1. Southern Ark 46-9
2. Mo. Western St. 43-11
3. Minn. Duluth 35-15
4. Central Okla 39-18

East 1 Regional at Lakewood, New Jersey

1. Caldwell* 35-13
2. Southern N.H. 26-13
3. Le Moyne 30-15
4. Wilmington (DE) 31-21

East 2 Regional at Garden City, New York

1. LIU Post 36-13-1
2. Adelphi 29-20*
3. Pace 28-14
4. Molloy 33-22

Midwest 1 Regional at Indianapolis, Indiana

1. UIndy* 50-3
2. Grand Valley St. 37-10
3. Southern Ind. 35-19
4. Trevecca Nazarene 43-15

Midwest 2 Regional at St. Louis, Missouri

1. Mo.-St. Louis* 52-7
2. Wayne St. (MI) 46-7
3. Truman 30-18
4. Maryville (MO) 37-14

South 1 Regional at Florence, Alabama

1. North Ala.* 49-5
2. Saint Leo 38-6
3. Ala.-Huntsville 38-15
4. Tuskegee 23-29

South 2 Regional at Valdosta, Georgia

1. Valdosta St.* 40-12-2
2. West Florida 40-15
3. Rollins 37-14-1
4. Shorter 30-20

South Central 1 Regional at Canyon, Texas

1. West Tex. A&M* 52-2
2. Tex. A&M-Commerce 36-17
3. Colorado Mesa 38-11
4. MSU Denver 35-17

South Central 2 Regional at San Antonio, Texas

1. St. Mary’s (TX)* 43-11
2. Texas Woman’s 32-22
3. Lubbock Christian 45-13
4. Angelo St. 36-21

Southeast 1 Regional at Dahlonega, Georgia

1. North Georgia* 50-6
2. Catawba 38-14
3. Georgia College 39-16
4. Young Harris 32-18

Southeast 2 Regional at Savannah, Georgia

1. Armstrong St.* 35-12
2. Lenoir-Rhyne 47-11
3. Pfeiffer 37-15
4. S.C. Aiken 29-20

West 1 Regional at Arcata, California

1. Humboldt St.* 45-5-1
2. Chico St. 38-14
3. California Baptist 41-11
4. Sonoma St. 33-22-1

West 2 Regional at Azusa, California

1. Central Wash. 38-14
2. Azusa Pacific* 38-10
3. UC San Diego 36-19
4. Dixie St. 36-13-1

Links to selection criteria data for each region are listed below:

Atlantic

Central

East

Midwest

South Central

South

Southeast

West