USA SOFTBALL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Each NCAA Softball season, USA Softball recognizes a Collegiate Player of the Year based on outstanding play over the course of the entire season. At the beginning of each season, USA Softball issues a Top 50 "Watch list" for Player of the Year. Midway through the season the voting panel narrows the list to the Top 25 Finalists. In the final week of the regular season, the list is reduced to the Top 10 Finalists. The week prior to the Women's College World Series (WCWS), the Top 3 Finalists are announced and the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year is awarded during a team banquet the week of the WCWS.
2022 NCAA SOFTBALL WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
TOTAL ATTENDANCE, ALL SESSIONS: 110,247
RED, WHITE AND BLUE IN THE WCWS
The NCAA Softball WCWS concluded with FIVE Team USA members claiming the National Championship title including Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo, Jayda Coleman, Kinzie Hansen, Tiare Jennings and newly added U.S. WNT member Grace Lyons. In addition, SIX members of the Red, White and Blue were named to the All-Tournament Team: Jocelyn Alo (Oklahoma), Maya Brady (UCLA), Jayda Coleman (Oklahoma), Megan Faraimo (UCLA), Tiare Jennings (Oklahoma) and Kelly Maxwell (Oklahoma State).
During the NCAA Division I softball season, USA Softball in conjunction with ESPN.com distributes a weekly Top 25 Poll. The poll is voted on by coaching representatives from 10 Division I Conferences in the 10 USA Softball Regions as well as members of the National and Local media who consistently cover Division I softball across the country.