Longest winning streak in NCAA DI softball history

Longest winning streak in NCAA DI softball history

OU broke the NCAA record for longest winning streak with an 8-7 victory on May 27, 2023, to close out a super regional sweep over Clemson and move the Sooners past Arizona on the all-time list. The Wildcats won 47 straight games during the 1996-97 seasons.

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Oklahoma, 2024-25 (current)

The Sooners have extended their winning streak to 56 matches in a row after posting three straight wins to start the 2024 regular season. That puts them alone at the top, with Oklahoma winning another title in Oklahoma City to close out the 2023 season. Oklahoma’s only regular season loss in 2023 came to Baylor in February. Their 48th straight victory came in Game 2 of the super regionals — the Sooners trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh until their last and final out when Kinzie Hansen sent an 0-2 pitch over the fence for a three-run bomb. OU then came back to take the lead in the top of the ninth and hold off Clemson to advance to its seventh straight trip to the WCWS. The record win, which eclipsed Arizona’s record set in 1997, was even more significant because it was the Sooners’ last game played at Marita Hynes Field.

Arizona, 1996-1997

The Wildcats owned the longest streak in NCAA softball history until Oklahoma in 2023. Arizona won 47 matches consecutively from April 5, 1996 to March 23, 1997. The team took home the championship in both seasons and finished with a combined 119-16 record in those two seasons.

Oklahoma, 2019

Oklahoma’s winning streak ended at 41 matches after the Sooners lost to Wisconsin in their third game of the NCAA Tournament. OU was riding Arizona’s all-time hitting streak of 47, but fell six times. Oklahoma finished the conference with an unblemished 18-0 record. The Sooners’ 41-game winning streak is the longest in a single season.

Oklahoma, 2021-2022

Oklahoma put 40 wins together, a run that began in the 2021 WCWS finals, including winning the national title, and extended to a 38-0 start to the 2022 season – breaking the record for best start to a season. Star Jocelyn Alo also broke the career home run record during the streak as OU won 31 of their 38 games in 2022 under the home run rule. But Texas snapped the streak with a 4-2 victory on April 16.

Oklahoma, 2020-2021

The fastest ones won 40 matches in a row, starting when they won the final seven games of the 2020 season, which was interrupted due to COVID-19. OU then went on to win in 2021, not falling until Georgia defeated No. 1 Sooners on April 20. Oklahoma would cap off a 56-4 season with a national championship.

South Carolina, 1997

The Gamecocks went 38 matches undefeated or tied at the exact same time Arizona was on its streak. South Carolina went 63-5 that season. After securing its first SEC regular season and tournament championships, the Gamecocks advanced to their first Women’s College World Series, where they bowed out after losing to Washington and Michigan.

Florida, 2008

of Florida 37-game The winning streak from March 12 to May 18 helped the team make the first Women’s College World Series. The Gators went 70-5 overall and 27-1 in SEC play. In a show of how much talent this group had, Stacey Nelson, Kim Waleszonia, Aja Paculba, Francesca Enea and Ali Gardiner all made the All-America team.

Princeton, 1996

The Tigers set what was then an NCAA record 37 wins consecutively from March 20 to April 28 before losing 3-1 to Brown. Of course, Princeton would not hold this record for long. But only a few teams have surpassed them in the 20-plus years since then. The 1996 team also finished the year ranked first in the Northeast Region for the second year in a row. Before that, the Tigers had been the top-ranked team just once before in 1985.

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Oregon, 2017

The last team on the list came here with one 35-game The winning streak that lasted from February 9th to April 4th. The Ducks set an NCAA record because their winning streak came in the first 35 games of the season. They didn’t record a loss on the year until April 7, when UCLA handed Oregon its first of back-to-back losses. The Ducks finished 54-8 on the season.

UCLA, 1999

UCLA 35-game The streak is one of the few on this list to come in a championship-winning season. The Bruins broke school records for hits, runs, total bases, home runs, RBIs, doubles, hits, walks and steals. They finished the season with a 63-6 record.

Canisius, 1993

Under coach Mike Rapple, Canisius broke a then-NCAA record 35-game The winning streak that put the coach and the team on the map. The team went 36-3 that season. The Golden Griffins also had their winning streak through the first 35 games of the season. After losing the second game of a doubleheader against UMass on May 8, the team went 1-2 the rest of the way.

Cal State Fullerton, 1987

Cal State Fullerton was First team in NCAA softball history to reach 35 straight wins. The Titans were no strangers to the spotlight until then, having won a national championship in 1986. They would get there again in 1987 after going undefeated from March 6th to April 21st.

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Florida, 2015

Another recent winner, the Gators had one 34-game the winning generation. They didn’t match their 37-game winning streak from 2008, but this Florida team outdid its predecessor where it counted: These Gators took home the national championship with a win over Michigan in the College World Series final. Women.

Arizona, 2000

Arizona’s own 34-game The winning streak was ended by losses to Washington. The Wildcats went on to snap a 13-game winning streak before losing in the opening round of the Women’s College World Series. It was just the second time since 1990 that the Wildcats he didn’t make the national title game.

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