NCAA softball champions by year include Oklahoma Sooners, UCLA Bruins, Florida State, Alabama Crimson Tide and Arizona Sun Devils.
UCLA has the most NCAA softball championships with 12, whereas Oklahoma has been a rising force off late under the tutelage of Patty Gasso.
Also known as the College World Series, teams from across the United States compete every year with the ultimate dream of lifting the title.
Softball was one of the twelve women's sports that were included in the NCAA championship program for the 1981–82 academic year.
Since then, the softball championship has been a sensational event captivating viewers with exciting matchups and priceless moments.
We have made a list of Softball College World Series winners since 2012 with details regarding their success stories alongside the head coach.
2022- Oklahoma Sooners/ Patty Gasso
Oklahoma Sooners won their second consecutive championship in 2022. The Sooners triumphed over Texas Longhorns to defend the title.
The grand final took place at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Jocelyn Alo was awarded the most outstanding player.
Oklahoma led the nation in battling an average of .367, a run per game of 9.26, and an ERA of 0.81 heading into 2022 softball regionals.
Led by coach Patty Gasso, the number 1 seed Sooners competed in the Big 12 Conference and finished the season with a stunning 59–3 record.
2021- Oklahoma Sooners/ Patty Gasso
Oklahoma defeated Florida State to win the championship in 2021. They finished the regular season with a 56-4 record in the Big 12 Conference.
The 2021 Women's College World Series marked an impressive season. Pitcher Giselle Juarez was announced as the most outstanding player.
Sooners had a very successful tournament with a 16-1 record in conference play. While Patty Gasso won Coach of the Year award, Jocelyn Alo made headlines by becoming the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.
2019 - UCLA Bruins/ Kelly Inouye-Perez
UCLA Bruins is the most successful team in NCAA softball championship history. UCLA won their 12th NCAA title on June 4, 2019.
The Bruins played their home games at Easton Stadium and finished with a record of 56–6, whilst registering an epic .903 winning percentage.
Head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez was into her 13th season, whereas Rachel Garcia of UCLA collected the most outstanding player accolade.
2018 - Florida State/ Lonni Alameda
The Florida State Seminoles won the national championship in Division I softball in 2018. It was their first title in their 10th appearance in WCWS.
In the Women's College World Series championship game, they defeated the Huskies 8-3 to complete a two-game sweep of Washington.
After losing on the opening day of the NCAA tournament, the Seminoles made a fantastic return and became the first ACC team to make the Championship Series.
Coach Alameda was jubilant with the victory, while Jessie Warren of Florida State took home the most outstanding player award.
2017 - Oklahoma Sooners/ Patty Gasso
Oklahoma Sooners defended their title in 2017. Ranked at 10 seed, they became the lowest-seeded team to ever win the National Championship.
The final competition of the 2017 NCAA Division I softball season was held from May 18 to June 7, 2017, at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
By defeating Florida in two games and 17 innings in the first game, Oklahoma won the national championship for the second year in a row.
2016 - Oklahoma Sooners/ Patty Gasso
The 2016 NCAA Divison I softball championship was held on 8th June between the Sooners and Auburn Tigers at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
Oklahoma under their head coach Patty Gasso, were competing for their third national championship after winning in 2000 and 2013.
Paige Parker's outstanding pitching and the Oklahoma Sooners' early lead proved to be too much for the Auburn Tigers to overcome. In recognition of phenomenal performances throughout the tournament, Parker was awarded the MOP.
2015 - Florida Gators/ Tim Walton
The University of Florida Gators and University of Michigan Wolverines played in the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship game.
The title game was played on June 3, 2015, at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Lauren Haeger took home the coveted MOP award.
Florida Gators and head coach Tim Walton, entered the game looking for their second national championship victory after winning it in 2014.
2014 - Florida Gators/ Tim Walton
64 NCAA Division I college softball teams were chosen out of 293 teams eligible for the 2014 NCAA softball championship.
In the lead-up to the title game, Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide were on outstanding runs. The Gators were looking to win their first-ever national championship under the guidance of head coach Tim Walton.
Alabama Crimson Tide, on the other hand, were going for their second national title after winning it in 2012 under head coach Patrick Murphy.
Lauren Haeger, the Gators' designated hitter, hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to break the scoreless tie. Ultimately, Lauren was also adjudged the most outstanding player in the tournament.
2013 - Oklahoma Sooners/ Patty Gasso
Oklahoma Sooners and Tennessee Lady Volunteers played in the 2013 NCAA Division I Softball Championship game on June 5, 2013.
Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma's ace pitcher, and Tennessee's pitching pair of Ellen and Ivy Renfroe were strong, holding the rival offenses in check.
The Sooners made the first out by taking advantage of a Tennessee error in the bottom of the fourth inning to score the game's opening run.
They increased their lead to 2-0 in the fifth inning after scoring another score on an intentional fly. In the top of the sixth inning, Tennessee fought back, loaded the bases with no outs.
However, it turned out to be an easy victory for the Sooners, as they lifted their second title under the tutelage of head coach Patty Gasso.
2012- Alabama Crimson Tide/ Patrick Murphy
Alabama won the national championship by defeating Oklahoma 2-1 in the best-of-three final. It was the first championship win for the Tides.
Crimson Tide made a rally in the top of the seventh inning, their chances of winning the championship on the line. They were threatening to score and possibly take the lead because they had runners on base.
The championship game served as a fitting conclusion to a fantastic tournament giving fans access to top-notch softball performances. With the historic triumph, Alabama also clinched the first softball title for any Southeastern Conference school.
2011 - Arizona Sates Sun Devils/ Clint Myres
The 2011 NCAA Championship was held on June 8 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The Sun Devils had a 50-6 record going into the postseason as the #1 overall seed.
They surpassed every target, going 10-0 in the 2011 NCAA Softball Division I Championship, ending in a 7-2 victory over the Florida Gators to win ASU's second national championship in four years.
With a batting average of.429, junior first-team All-American Katelyn Boyd led the team, and season-long home run leader Annie Lockwood hit 19 home runs.
2010- UCLA Bruins/ Kelly Inouye-Perez
UCLA Bruins broke several records whilst winning their 11th Women's College World Series Championship. They defeated Arizona in the final.
UCLA scored first in the top of the third inning. Megan Langenfeld, the first baseman, hit a crucial two-run home run, scoring two runs and giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead right away.
Kelly Inouye-Perez won her first Championship in what was her fourth season in a coaching role for the Bruins. Magenfeld not only collected the MOP award but was also regarded as one of the best college softball players of the decade.