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DIII Softball tournament selected

DIII Softball: 2014 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Softball Committee has announced the 62 teams that will compete in the Division III Softball Championship.

The championship will use a new format this year that includes a super regional round of competition. The regional rounds will be held May 9-11. Four teams will compete at 14 regional sites and three teams will compete at two regional sites. The team advancing from each regional will compete in the super regional round May 16 and 17. The finals, hosted by Texas-Tyler, will be held May 22-27 at Suddenlink Field in Tyler, Texas. All rounds will use a double-elimination format.

Forty-two conferences received automatic qualification (Pool A). One institution was selected from Pool B, which includes independent institutions and institutions from conferences that do not meet the automatic qualification criteria. The 19 remaining teams were selected on an at-large basis from automatic qualifying conferences and the remaining institutions in Pool B.

Printable Brackets: Regionals Final Site

The conferences and teams that received automatic qualification were:

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference - Penn State-Altoona

American Southwest Conference - Texas-Tyler

Capital Athletic Conference - Christopher Newport

Centennial Conference - Haverford

City University of New York Athletic Conference - Staten Island

College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin - Illinois Wesleyan

Colonial States Athletic Conference - Marywood

Commonwealth Coast Conference - Endicott

Commonwealth Conference - Lebanon Valley

Empire 8 - Ithaca

Freedom Conference - Manhattanville

Great Northeast Athletic Conference - St. Joseph's (Maine)

Great South Athletic Conference - Agnes Scott

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference - Anderson (Ind.)

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Luther

Landmark Conference - Catholic

Liberty League - Rochester

Little East Conference - Keene State

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference - Bridgewater State

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association - Trine

Midwest Conference - Lake Forest

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - St. Thomas (Minn.)

New England Collegiate Conference - Lesley

New England Small College Athletic Conference - Tufts

New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference - Wellesley

New Jersey Athletic Conference  - Rowan

North Atlantic Conference - Husson

North Coast Athletic Conference - DePauw

North Eastern Athletic Conference - Penn State-Berks

Northern Athletics Conference - Benedictine (Ill.)

Northwest Conference - Linfield

Ohio Athletic Conference - Muskingum

Old Dominion Athletic Conference - Virginia Wesleyan

Presidents' Athletic Conference - Washington & Jefferson

Skyline Conference - Farmingdale State

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Claremont M-S

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference - Texas Lutheran

St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Fontbonne

State University of New York Athletic Conference - SUNY Oneonta

Upper Midwest Athletic Conference - St. Scholastica

USA South Athletic Conference - Piedmont

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Wisconsin-Whitewater

The institution selected from Pool B was:


The 19 institutions selected from Pool C were:


Augustana (Ill.)

Central (Iowa)



East Texas Baptist




Montclair State

North Central (Ill.)



Thomas More

Washington (Mo.)

Western Connecticut State

Wheaton (Mass.)

William Patterson



Angola, Ind. - Trine, host

Atlanta, Ga. - Emory, host

Bloomington, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan, host

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Coe, host

Chicago, Ill. - Chicago, host

Ithaca, N.Y. - Ithaca, host

Montclair, N.J. - Montclair State, host

Norfolk, Va. - Virginia Wesleyan

Pella, Iowa - Central (Iowa), host

Redlands, Calif. - Redlands, host

Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester, host

Salisbury, Md. - Salisbury, host

Union, N.J. - Kean, host

Tyler, Texas - Texas-Tyler, host 

Wellesley, Mass. - Wellesley, host

Williamstown, Mass. - Williams, host

In 2013, Tufts defeated Cortland State 6-5 to win its first NCAA softball championship. Tufts finished the season with a 46-3 record. 



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