INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Baseball Committee has selected the 48 teams that will participate in the 2015 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.
The championship provides for eight regional sites hosting six teams. All regionals are double-elimination tournaments and will be played May 14-17. Regional champions will advance to the double-elimination championship finals May 23-30 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The finals will be hosted by Mount Olive and the town of Cary, North Carolina.
Twenty conferences receive automatic qualification into the 2015 championship. Each conference and its automatic qualifier are listed below:
California Collegiate Athletic Association: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference: Wilmington University (Delaware)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Winston-Salem State University
Conference Carolinas: North Greenville University
East Coast Conference: St. Thomas Aquinas College
Great American Conference: Southern Arkansas University
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: Grand Valley State University
Great Lakes Valley Conference: Drury University
Gulf South Conference: University of West Alabama
Heartland Conference: St. Edward’s University
Lone Star Conference: Angelo State University
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association: Missouri Southern State University
Northeast-10 Conference: Franklin Pierce University
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference: St. Cloud State University
Peach Belt Conference: Georgia College & State University
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference: Colorado Mesa University
South Atlantic Conference: Wingate University
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: Albany State University (Georgia)
Sunshine State Conference: Nova Southeastern University
In the 2014 championship, the Southern Indiana captured its second national championship title with a 3-2 victory against Colorado Mesa.
This year marks the 48th annual championship, and the seventh consecutive year that the finals have been held in Cary, North Carolina.