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2024 NCAA softball bracket: Women’s College World Series scores, schedule

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The 2024 NCAA DI softball tournament is here. The bracket was announced on Sunday, May 12 in an ESPN2 selection show. Regional action will run May 16-18, followed by super regionals from May 23-26. The tournament culminates with the eight-team 2024 Women’s College World Series starting on May 30 in Oklahoma City.

AUTO-BID TRACKER: Every conference tournament champion and automatic bid

The 2023 Women’s College World Series finals ended with Oklahoma sweeping Florida State to win a third-straight national championship. Below you can find all the information about the 2024 DI softball tournament. 

2024 NCAA DI softball tournament bracket

2024 DI softball tournament bracket

2024 NCAA DI softball tournament schedule

Here are the key dates for the 2024 NCAA DI softball tournament: 

  • Selection show: May 12 at 7 p.m. ET | ESPN2
  • Regionals: May 16/17-19
  • Super Regionals: May 23-25 or May 24-26 
  • Women’s College World Series: May 30-June 6/7 in Oklahoma City 

2024 DI softball regionals (May 17-19)

*All times Eastern

Austin Regional – Austin, Texas

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Norman Regional – Norman, Oklahoma

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 3 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 5:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Gainesville Regional – Gainesville, Florida

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Stillwater Regional – Stillwater, Oklahoma

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Los Angeles Regional – Los Angeles, California

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 5 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 7:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Missouri

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 3 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 5:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 if necessary | TBD

Stanford Regional – Stanford, California

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 5 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 7:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Baton Rouge Regional – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Durham Regional – Durham, North Carolina

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 11 a.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 1:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Athens Regional – Athens, Georgia

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Fayetteville Regional – Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 3 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 5:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Lafayette Regional – Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 3 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 5:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Tuscaloosa Regional – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 3 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 5:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Tallahassee Regional – Tallahassee, Florida

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 1 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

Bryan-College Station Regional – Bryan-College Station, Texas

  • Friday, May 17
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | 3 p.m.
    • Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | 5:30 p.m.
    • Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 | 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Game 6 | TBD
    • Game 7 ​​​​​​​if necessary | TBD

2024 Women’s College World Series schedule (all times ET)

May 30

  • Game 1: TBD vs. TBD, noon | ESPN
  • Game 2: TBD vs. TBD, 2:30 p.m. | ESPN
  • Game 3: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN2
  • Game 4: TBD vs. TBD, 9:30 p.m. | ESPN2

May 31

  • Game 5: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN2
  • Game 6: TBD vs. TBD, 9:30 p.m. | ESPN2

June 1

  • Game 7: TBD vs. TBD, 3 p.m. | ABC
  • Game 8: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN

June 2

  • Game 9: TBD vs. TBD, 3 p.m. | ABC
  • Game 10: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPNU

June 3

  • Game 11: TBD vs. TBD, noon | ESPN
  • Game 12 (if necc.): TBD vs. TBD, 2:30 p.m. | ESPN
  • Game 13: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN2
  • Game 14 (if necc.): 9:30 p.m. | ESPN2

June 5

  • WCWS Final Game 1: TBD vs. TBD, 8 p.m. | ESPN

June 6

  • WCWS Final Game 2: TBD vs. TBD, 8 p.m. | ESPN

June 7

  • WCWS Final Game 3 (if necc.): TBD vs TBD, 8 p.m. | ESPN

How the championship works: Regionals — at 16 sites — are double-elimination and scheduled for May 16/17-19. The 16 winners advance to super regionals and play a two-team, best-out-of-three series either May 23-25 or May 24-26. The eight winners earn spots in the 2024 Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. The WCWS begins May 30 in double-elimination format. The final two teams play a best-of-three series for the national championship beginning June 5.

How to get tickets for the Women’s College World Series

You can purchase tickets for the 2024 WCWS here. The Women’s College World Series is played at Devon Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Softball Championship: Future dates

  REGIONALS SUPER REGIONALS WCWS
2025 May 16-18 May 22-25 May 29-June 6
2026 May 15-17 May 21-24 May 28-June 5
2027 May 21-23 May 27-30 June 3-11

Women’s College World Series championship history

Below is the complete, year-by-year NCAA DI softball national championship history since 1982.

Year Champion (Record) Coach Score Runner-Up Site
2023 *Oklahoma (61-1) Patty Gasso 3-1 Florida State Oklahoma City
2022 *Oklahoma (59-3)  Patty Gasso  10-5 Texas  Oklahoma City 
2021 Oklahoma (56-4) Patty Gasso 5-1 Florida State  Oklahoma City 
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19
2019 *UCLA (56-6) Kelly Inouye-Perez 5-4 Oklahoma Oklahoma City
2018 *Florida State (58-12) Lonni Alameda 8-3 Washington Oklahoma City
2017 *Oklahoma (61-9) Patty Gasso 5-4 Florida Oklahoma City
2016 Oklahoma (57-8) Patty Gasso 2-1 Auburn Oklahoma City
2015 Florida (60-7) Tim Walton 4-1 Michigan Oklahoma City
2014 *Florida (55-12) Tim Walton 6-3 Alabama Oklahoma City
2013 *Oklahoma (57-4) Patty Gasso 4-0 Tennessee Oklahoma City
2012 Alabama (60-8) Patrick Murphy 5-4 Oklahoma Oklahoma City
2011 *Arizona State (60-6) Clint Myers 7-2 Florida Oklahoma City
2010 *UCLA (50-11) Kelly Inouye-Perez 15-9 Arizona Oklahoma City
2009 Washington (51-12) Heather Tarr 3-2 Florida Oklahoma City
2008 *Arizona State (66-5) Clint Myers 11-0 Texas A&M Oklahoma City
2007 Arizona (50-14-1) Mike Candrea 5-0 Tennessee Oklahoma City
2006 Arizona (54-11) Mike Candrea 5-0 Northwestern Oklahoma City
2005 Michigan (65-7) Carol Hutchins 4-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
2004 UCLA (47-9) Sue Enquist 3-1 California Oklahoma City
2003 UCLA (54-7) Sue Enquist 1-0 California Oklahoma City
2002 California (56-19) Diane Ninemire 6-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
2001 *Arizona (65-4) Mike Candrea 1-0 UCLA Oklahoma City
2000 *Oklahoma (66-8) Patty Gasso 3-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
1999 *UCLA (63-6) Sue Enquist 3-2 Washington Oklahoma City
1998 Fresno State (52-11) Margie Wright 1-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
1997 Arizona (61-5) Mike Candrea 10-2 UCLA Oklahoma City
1996 *Arizona (58-9) Mike Candrea 6-4 Washington Columbus, Ga.
1995 *#UCLA (50-6) Sharron Backus 4-2 Arizona Oklahoma City
1994 *Arizona (64-3) Mike Candrea 2-0 Cal State Northridge Oklahoma City
1993 Arizona (44-8) Mike Candrea 1-0 UCLA Oklahoma City
1992 *UCLA (54-2) Sharron Backus 2-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
1991 Arizona (56-16) Mike Candrea 5-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
1990 UCLA (62-7) Sharron Backus 2-0 Fresno State Oklahoma City
1989 *UCLA (48-4) Sharron Backus 1-0 Fresno State Sunnyvale, Calif.
1988 UCLA (53-8) Sharron Backus 3-0 Fresno State Sunnyvale, Calif.
1987 Texas A&M (56-8) Bob Brock 4-1 UCLA Omaha, Neb.
1986 *Cal State Fullerton (57-9-1) Judi Garman 3-0 Texas A&M Omaha, Neb.
1985 UCLA (41-9) Sharron Backus 2-1 Nebraska Omaha, Neb.
1984 UCLA (45-6-1) Sharron Backus 1-0 Texas A&M Omaha, Neb.
1983 Texas A&M (41-11) Bob Brock 2-0 Cal State Fullerton Omaha, Neb.
1982 *UCLA (33-7-2) Sharron Backus 2-0 Fresno State Omaha, Neb.

*Indicates undefeated teams in final series. 

#-UCLA’s 1995 national championship was later vacated by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions

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