NCAA Division 2 Softball Colleges: The Best of Both Worlds
D2 softball colleges feature extremely talented teams with high-level softball players. At many top tier D2 softball colleges, you’ll see plenty of D1-level athletes. However, D2 softball colleges tend to have a slightly less demanding schedule than D1 teams, giving athletes more time for a life outside of their sport. If you’re an extremely talented softball player who wants some time to explore other interests in the off-season, D2 could a great level for you.
Division 2 softball World Series
The D2 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) is the final portion of the NCAA D2 Softball Championship. This championship program was founded in the 1981-82 school year, and has been running each year since.
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D2 softball rankings
Finding the right college fit means selecting a school that best aligns with a student-athlete’s athletic, academic, social and financial needs. With more than 150 NCAA Division 2 programs to choose from, NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes easily find schools that meet their needs. NCSA ranks schools based on location, cost, size, academics and more to produce a list of the top Division 2 softball colleges. Below are the top 10 division 2 softball colleges.
- University of California – San Diego
- Truman State University
- Western Washington University
- Grand Valley State University
- Bentley University
- California State University – Chico
- Harding University
- Regis University
- Bellarmine University
- Cedarville University
The NCAA produces its own list of top Division 2 softball programs that is featured on the NCAA website.
View the complete list of D2 softball colleges below.