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2024 DIII softball championship: Selections, bracket, schedule


The 2024 DIII softball championship selection show was on Monday, May 13, streamed live on Following the announcement of the 62-team field, competition starts with regionals on May 16-18 and continues through finals on May 30- June 5 at Bell Park at Taylor Field in Marshall, TX.

Click here to view the full selections announcement 

2024 DIII softball championship bracket

Below is a DIII softball regional bracket.


Tap here for the interactive bracket 

2024 DIII softball championship schedule

All times in ET.

  • Selection show | Monday, May 13
  • Regionals | Thursday, May 16 — Saturday, May 18
  • Super regionals | Thursday, May 23 — Friday, May 24
  • Championship | Thursday, May 30 — Wednesday, June 5

2024 DIII softball championship history

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) holds the most DIII softball national titles (6) but has not claimed a trophy or appeared in a final since 1996. The reigning champs, Trine will look to win their program’s second-ever national title in this years tournament. Here’s a look at the champions and runnerups over the past two decades.

2023 Trine (46-6) Don Danklefsen 1-0 Salisbury Marshall, Texas
2022 Christopher Newport (47-1) Keith Parr 3-0 Trine Salem, Va.
2021 Virginia Wesleyan (46-6-1) Brandon Elliott 9-1 Texas Lutheran Salem, Va.
2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 
2019 Texas Lutheran (40-8) Wade Wilson 6-1 Emory  Tyler, Texas
2018 Virginia Wesleyan (55-3) Brandon Elliott 3-1 Illinois Wesleyan Oklahoma City, Okla.
2017 Virginia Wesleyan (54-3) Brandon Elliott  1-0 St. John Fisher Oklahoma City, Okla.
2016 Texas-Tyler (49-5) Mike Reed 7-0 Messiah Salem, Va.
2015 Tufts (51-0) Cheryl Milligan 7-4 Texas-Tyler Salem, Va.
2014 Tufts (47-4) Cheryl Milligan 6-0 Salisbury Tyler, Texas
2013 *Tufts (46-3) Cheryl Milligan 6-5 Cortland State Eau Claire, Wis.
2012 *Pacific Lutheran (45-11) Erin Van Nostrand 3-0 Linfield Salem, Va.
2011 Linfield (51-3) Jackson Vaughan 6-2 Christopher…

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