1983 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament

The 1983 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament were held in May at the end of the 1983 NCAA Division I softball season. Sixteen Division I college softball teams competed in the NCAA tournament's first round, which consisted of eight regionals with two teams each. The winner of each region, a total of eight teams, advanced to the 1983 Women's College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The 1983 Women's College World Series was the second NCAA-sponsored championship in the sport of college softball at the Division I level. The event was held in Omaha, Nebraska from May 25 through May 29 and marked the conclusion of the 1983 NCAA Division I softball season. Texas A&M won the championship by defeating Cal State Fullerton 2–1 in the final game.[1][2]

1983 NCAA Division I
Softball Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsTexas A&M (1st NCAA (2nd overall) WCWS title)
Runner-upCal State Fullerton (2nd WCWS Appearance)
Winning coachBob Brock (1st NCAA (2nd overall) WCWS title)


Women's College World Series


Game results


  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
  Winner's Bracket
  Cal State Fullerton 3  
  Indiana 2    
      Cal State Fullerton 2  
      South Carolina 0    
  South Carolina 2          
  Texas A&M 0        
      Cal State Fullerton 6
      UCLA 1
  UCLA 1        
  Missouri 0          
      UCLA 8    
      Louisiana Tech 0  
  Louisiana Tech 7    
  Pacific 0  
  Loser's Bracket
  Indiana 0  
  Texas A&M 1     Louisiana Tech 0
    Texas A&M 2
  Missouri 0  
  Pacific 112     South Carolina 2
    Pacific 1
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Cal State Fullerton 0       Cal State Fullerton 0
  Texas A&M 1           Texas A&M 212
      Texas A&M 114    
      UCLA 0  
  UCLA 217    
  South Carolina 1  

Game log

DateGameWinning teamScoreLosing teamNotes
May 25Game 1Cal State Fullerton3–2Indiana
Game 2South Carolina2–0Texas A&M
May 26Game 3UCLA1–0Missouri
Game 4Louisiana Tech7–0Pacific
May 27Game 5Texas A&M1–0IndianaIndiana eliminated
Game 6Pacific1–012MissouriMissouri eliminated
Game 7Cal State Fullerton2–0South Carolina
Game 8UCLA8–0Louisiana Tech
May 28Game 9South Carolina2–1PacificPacific eliminated
Game 10Texas A&M2–0Louisiana TechLouisiana Tech eliminated
Game 11Cal State Fullerton6–1UCLA
Game 12UCLA2–117South CarolinaSouth Carolina eliminated
Game 13Texas A&M1–0Cal State Fullerton
May 29Game 14Texas A&M1–017UCLA
Game 15Texas A&M12Cal State FullertonTexas A&M wins WCWS

Championship Game


School Top Batter Stats.
Texas A&M Aggies Pattie Holthaus (2B) 1-4 BB K
Cal State Fullerton Titans JoAnn Ferrieri (DH) 2-5
Texas A&M Aggies Lori Stoll (W) 12.05001144042
Cal State Fullerton Titans Susan LeFebvre (L) 12.0320544045

All-Tournament Team

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team[4]

1BSheila CornellUCLA
2BPatti HolthausTexas A&M
3BCindy CooperTexas A&M
SSDot RichardsonUCLA
OFIva JacksonTexas A&M
OFElise KingCal St. Fullerton
OFMary RicksUCLA
OFVera BahrCal St. Fullerton
PSusan LeFebvreCal St. Fullerton
PLori StollTexas A&M
CGay McNuttTexas A&M
DHCindy LongSouth Carolina

See also


  1. 2014 WCWS Records: 1980s Brackets/Rosters/Stats (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  2. 2014 WCWS Records: WCWS All-Time Results (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  3. "1983 Women's Division I Softball College World Series Game 15". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. 2014 WCWS Records: All-Time Tournament Records and Results (PDF). NCAA. p. 2. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
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