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NCAA.com | May 7, 2018

2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship selections released

DII Softball: 2018 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Softball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will participate in the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship. Four teams will participate at each of the 16 regional sites in double-elimination tournaments, held May 10-12. Winners will advance to the super regionals, slated for May 17-18. The finals will be held May 24-28 at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Virginia and will be hosted by the Mountain East Conference and the city of Salem.

RELATED: View the regional brackets | Interactive bracket  | Selection show

SITES/PAIRINGS:

*Denotes host institution.

Atlantic 1 Region at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

  1. West Chester (40-13)
  2. *Lock Haven (36-12)
  3. Shepherd (33-18)
  4. Chowan (31-14)

 

Atlantic 2 Region at Buckhannon, West Virginia

  1. *West Virginia Wesleyan (40-12)
  2. Gannon (29-12)
  3. Seton Hill (23-15)
  4. West Virginia State (34-20)

 

Central 1 Region at Winona, Minnesota

  1. *Winona State (45-5)
  2. Minnesota Duluth (40-13)
  3. Arkansas Tech (43-17)
  4. Emporia State (28-29)

 

Central 2 Region at Magnolia, Arkansas

  1. *Southern Arkansas (52-9)
  2. Augustana (South Dakota) (41-13)
  3. Washburn (39-12)
  4. Minnesota State Mankato (33-17)

 

East 1 Region at Garden City, New York

  1. *Adelphi (30-19-1)
  2. LIU Post (35-17)
  3. Le Moyne (32-13)
  4. Caldwell (34-16)

 

East 2 Region at Manchester, New Hampshire

  1. *Saint Anselm (36-10-1)
  2. Southern New Hampshire (37-12)
  3. Pace (27-20)
  4. Merrimack (31-14)

 

Midwest 1 Region at Allendale, Michigan

  1. *Grand Valley State (41-7)
  2. UIndy (39-18)
  3. Southern Indiana (31-22)
  4. Hillsdale (24-14)

 

Midwest 2 Region at Springfield, Illinois

  1. *Illinois-Springfield (36-16)
  2. McKendree (38-16)
  3. Missouri-St. Louis (33-22)
  4. Saginaw Valley State (28-25)

 

South 1 Region at West Palm Beach, Florida

  1. *Palm Beach Atlantic (33-6)
  2. Alabama-Huntsville (35-15)
  3. Valdosta State (41-11)
  4. Albany State (Georgia) (29-22)

 

South 2 Region at Florence, Alabama

  1. *North Alabama (44-5)
  2. Saint Leo (32-15)
  3. Embry-Riddle (Florida) (33-13)
  4. West Florida (30-19)

 

South Central 1 Region at Grand Junction, Colorado

  1. *Colorado Mesa (47-3)
  2. Texas A&M-Commerce (39-9)
  3. Tarleton State (47-9)
  4. Rogers State (39-18)

 

South Central 2 Region at San Angelo, Texas

  1. *Angelo State (47-7)
  2. West Texas A&M (39-11)
  3. Cameron (30-18)
  4. 4. Colorado Christian (43-13)

 

Southeast 1 Region at Dahlonega, Georgia

  1. *North Georgia (56-2)
  2. Coker (35-16)
  3. Queens (North Carolina) (35-15)
  4. King (Tennessee) (34-20)

 

Southeast 2 Region at Hickory, North Carolina

  1. *Lenoir-Rhyne (42-8)
  2. Georgia College (36-14)
  3. Carson-Newman (32-19)
  4. Young Harris (32-18)

 

West 1 Region at Chico, California

  1. *Chico State (50-3)
  2. California Baptist (33-10)
  3. UC San Diego (35-17)
  4. Northwest Nazarene (31-21)

 

West 2 Region at Irvine, California

  1. *Concordia (California) (44-12)
  2. Dixie State (38-8)
  3. Cal State San Bernardino (30-20)
  4. Academy of Art (39-16)

 

Conferences receiving automatic qualification berths

California Collegiate Athletic Association – California State University, Chico 

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference – Caldwell University

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Chowan University

Conference Carolinas – King University

East Coast Conference – Long Island University/LIU Post

Great American Conference – Arkansas Tech University


Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State University 

Great Lakes Valley Conference – University of Southern Indiana


Great Midwest Athletic Conference – Hillsdale College

Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Northwest Nazarene University

Gulf South Conference – University of North Alabama

Heartland Conference – Rogers State University

Lone Star Conference – Angelo State University

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Emporia State University 

Mountain East Conference – West Virginia State University

Northeast-10 Conference – Adelphi University


Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Winona State University

Pacific West Conference – Concordia University Irvine

Peach Belt Conference – University of North Georgia

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Gannon University

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa University

South Atlantic Conference – Carson-Newman University

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Albany State University (Georgia)

Sunshine State Conference – Palm Beach Atlantic University

In the 2017 championship, Minnesota State Mankato was crowned champion after sweeping Angelo State in two games in a best-of-three series. The complete 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship bracket is available online at ncaa.com.

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

Atlantic | Central | East | Midwest | South Central | South | Southeast | West

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