NAIA Softball Championship
SportSoftball
Founded1981
CountryUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
Southern Oregon (2)
Most titlesOklahoma City (10)
Official websiteNAIA.com

The NAIA Softball Championship is the annual tournament to determine the national champions of NAIA collegiate softball in the United States and formerly in Canada. It has been held annually since 1981.[1]

The current champions are the Southern Oregon Raiders. The Oklahoma City Stars are the most titled program, having collected 10 NAIA championship titles.

Results

Year Champion Score Defeated Location
1981 Sam Houston State 1–0 Emporia State Conroe, Texas
1982 Missouri Western 5–0 St. Francis (IL) Kearney, Nebraska
1983 Emporia State 9–2 Kearney State Kearney, Nebraska
1984 Emporia State 1–0 Quincy Indianapolis, Indiana
1985 Quincy 4–2 Washburn Indianapolis, Indiana
1986 St. Mary's 2–1 (9 innings) Oklahoma City San Antonio, Texas
1987 Kearney State 1–0 Francis Marion Kearney, Nebraska
1988 Pacific Lutheran 2–0 (10 innings) Minnesota Duluth Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1989 Saginaw Valley State 3–0 Kearney State Midland, Michigan
1990 Kearney State 6–3 (8 innings) Pacific Lutheran Pensacola, Florida
1991 Hawaii Loa 5–1 Puget Sound Columbia, Missouri
1992 Pacific Lutheran 3–2 Kennesaw State Pensacola, Florida
1993 West Florida 4–2 Oklahoma City Columbia, Missouri
1994 Oklahoma City 3–1 Athens State Columbia, Missouri
1995 Oklahoma City 3–1 Puget Sound Columbia, Missouri
1996 Oklahoma City 9–1 Shawnee State Decatur, Alabama
1997 Oklahoma City 12–0 Athens State Decatur, Alabama
1998 Western Washington 5–1 Simon Fraser Tulsa, Oklahoma
1999 Simon Fraser 7–3 Oklahoma City Jupiter, Florida
2000 Oklahoma City 5–1 Azusa Pacific Decatur, Alabama
2001 Oklahoma City 5–3 Simon Fraser Decatur, Alabama
2002 Oklahoma City 2–1 (8 innings) Point Loma Nazarene Decatur, Alabama
2003 Simon Fraser 3–1 Mobile, Alabama Decatur, Alabama
2004 Thomas 5–4 Simon Fraser Decatur, Alabama
2005 Simon Fraser 7–0 California Baptist Decatur, Alabama
2006 Mobile, Alabama 4–1 California Baptist Decatur, Alabama
2007 Oklahoma City 7–2 Point Loma Nazarene Decatur, Alabama
2008 Lubbock Christian 2–1 Mobile, Alabama Decatur, Alabama
2009 California Baptist 3–2 St. Gregory's Decatur, Alabama
2010 Simon Fraser 4–3 Oklahoma City Decatur, Alabama
2011 Oregon Tech 1–0 California Baptist Gulf Shores, Alabama
2012 Shorter 1–0 Oklahoma City Gulf Shores, Alabama
2013 Concordia–Irvine 8–3 Spring Hill Columbus, Georgia
2014 Auburn Montgomery 10–6* William Carey Columbus, Georgia
2015 Auburn Montgomery 10–0 (6 innings) Lindsey Wilson Sioux City, Iowa
2016 Oklahoma City 5–0 Saint Xavier Sioux City, Iowa
2017 Oklahoma City 4–1 Corban Clermont, Florida
2018 USAO 4–1 Columbia (MO) Clermont, Florida
2019 Southern Oregon 8–3 Oklahoma City Springfield, Missouri[2]
2020 No championship due to the coronavirus pandemic
2021 Southern Oregon 3–2 Oregon Tech Columbus, Georgia

NAIA team titles by school

School Number Year Won
Oklahoma City 10 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2016, 2017
Simon Fraser 4 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010
Auburn Montgomery 2 2014, 2015
Emporia State 2 1984, 1985
Kearney State 2 1987, 1990
Pacific Lutheran 2 1988, 1992
Southern Oregon 2 2019, 2021
California Baptist 1 2009
Concordia Irvine 1 2013
Hawaii Loa 1 1991
Lubbock Christian 1 2008
Missouri Western 1 1983
Mobile 1 2006
Oregon Tech 1 2011
Quincy 1 1986
Saginaw Valley State 1 1989
Sam Houston State 1 1982
Shorter 1 2012
St. Mary's (TX) 1 1986
Thomas 1 2004
USAO 1 2018
West Florida 1 1993
Western Washington 1 1998

See also

References

  1. ^ "NAIA Softball Championship Results" (PDF). NAIA. NAIAHonors.com. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "NAIA 2019 Softball World Series Championship Recap". May 30, 2019.