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Washburn University softball earns berth in NCAA National Tournament

By RICK PETERSON

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MIAA regular-season champion Washburn University has earned an at-large selection to the NCAA National Softball Tournament for the second time since the 2018 season and the fifth time in program history.

Tournament starting times will be posted on wusports.com as they become available.

WUsoftballjubeWashburn softball is headed to the NCAA National Tournament, earning the No. 5 seed for a sub-regional in Claremore, Okla. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]

The Ichabods will travel to Claremore, Okla. for the sub-region hosted by Rogers State starting on Thursday.

Washburn (45-13) will be the No. 5 seed in the regional and will face No. 4 seeded Minnesota State (46-12), which also earned an at-large invitation to the Central Region.

The winners of the two sub-regions will then meet for a best two of three series starting May 19.  

The NCAA 2022 championship will be played May 26-31 at Regency Athletic Complex in Denver, Colorado. 

Washburn finished the regular season 24-2 in the MIAA, winning its third MIAA regular season title.

The Ichabods fell in the MIAA Tournament championship game on Sunday to Rogers State, dropping the Ichabods' record to 45-13 this season.

Claremore, Oklahoma Sub Regional -- Hosted by Rogers State

1. Rogers State (47-9)
4. Minnesota State (46-12)
5. Washburn (45-13)
8. Winona State (40-15) 

Edmond, Oklahoma Sub Regional – Hosted by Central Oklahoma

2. Central Oklahoma (45-10)
3. Arkansas Tech (39-17)
6. Southern Arkansas (37-16)
7. Augustana (47-8)