Defending champion Oklahoma has earned the No. 1 seed within the NCAA Division I Softball Championship, which begins on Friday.
The 64-team subject, which was chosen by the NCAA Division I Softball Committee, was introduced on Sunday.
The SEC, led by a pair of top-10 seeds in No. 4 Arkansas and No. 6 Alabama, had probably the most groups chosen to compete within the match with 12.
Grand Canyon College, North Texas, Murray State and UNC Wilmington will make their first ever appearances within the match.
Oklahoma is trying to bounce again after solely its second lack of the season on Saturday, falling to rival Oklahoma State within the ultimate spherical of the Large 12 championship.
The Sooners, who lead the nation in each batting common (.367) and earned run common (0.81) this season, will play Prairie View at dwelling in Norman.
Recent off its first convention title in program historical past, Oklahoma State was given the No. 7 seed and can play Fordham in Stillwater.
Regionals, that are hosted by the highest 16 seeds, are from Friday to Sunday, with the winners advancing to the tremendous regionals on Could 26-29.
The Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence might be June 2-10 in Oklahoma Metropolis.
Oklahoma, which beat Florida State to win final yr’s WCWS, is trying to win in consecutive seasons for the second time in program historical past.
The Sooners have gained 5 complete nationwide championships, all underneath head coach Patty Gasso, who was chosen to the Nationwide Fastpitch Coaches Affiliation Corridor of Fame in 2012.
Oklahoma is one in every of solely six groups to win a number of championships and trails solely UCLA (12) and Arizona (eight) in complete championships.
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