1971 Women's College World Series

The 1971 ASA/DGWS Women's College World Series (WCWS), the third in its history, was held in Omaha, Nebraska. On May 14–16, softball teams from 28 colleges met in that year's national fastpitch softball tournament, still the largest number of teams to play in a single-site WCWS.[1] The tournament consisted of 55 games.

Teams Edit

The double-elimination tournament included these teams:

  • Arizona State
  • Buena Vista College (Iowa)
  • Central Missouri State College
  • Concordia Teachers College (Nebraska)
  • Eastern Illinois
  • Illinois State
  • Iowa State
  • John F. Kennedy College (Nebraska)
  • Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia State)
  • Kearney State College (Nebraska)
  • Luther College (Iowa)
  • Midland Lutheran College (Nebraska)
  • Minnesota–Duluth
  • Minot State College (North Dakota)
  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska–Omaha
  • Northern Colorado
  • Parsons College (Iowa)
  • Simpson College (Iowa)
  • South Dakota
  • South Dakota State
  • Southern Illinois
  • Southwest Baptist College (Missouri)
  • Southwest Missouri State College
  • Upper Iowa
  • Wartburg College (Iowa)
  • Wayne State College (Nebraska)
  • Wisconsin State–Eau Claire

The John F. Kennedy College Patriettes won their third consecutive national championship, this time from the loser's bracket, by shutting out the Iowa State Cyclonettes twice in the final, 6–0 and 4–0. Paula Miller of Arizona State was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, pitching all of ASU's seven games.[1] Iowa State's result occurred despite having zero funding from the university.[1]

Bracket Edit

The individual game results are shown in the tournament bracket below.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Upper round 1Upper round 2Upper round 3Upper round 4Upper finalFinal
John F. Kennedy16
South Dakota State6South Dakota State0
Central Missouri5John F. Kennedy 7[b]
Arizona State14Arizona State6
Luther College0Arizona State11
Midland Lutheran2John F. Kennedy6
Iowa State12Iowa State7
Southwest Baptist2Iowa State3
Northern Colorado6[a]Northern Colorado2
Wisconsin St.–Eau Claire0Iowa State8
Illinois StateWIllinois State1
Simpson CollegeLIllinois State9
Iowa State12
Southwest Missouri9
Southwest Missouri6
Wartburg College6[a]Wartburg College0
Minot State2Southwest Missouri14
Parsons College11Parsons College11
Wayne State1Parsons College7
Eastern Illinois6Eastern Illinois6
Buena Vista College1Southwest Missouri3
South Dakota3KS State Teach. Coll.0
Upper Iowa5Upper Iowa5
Kearney State8Southern Illinois8
Southern Illinois18Southern Illinois8Iowa State00
Nebraska–Omaha9KS State Teach. Coll.18John F. Kennedy64
KS State Teach. Coll.12
Lower round 1Lower round 2Lower round 3Lower round 4Lower round 5Lower round 6Lower round 7Lower final
Luther College9Luther College11Luther College0
Midland Lutheran2Upper Iowa1Luther College9Illinois State10KS State Teach. Coll.0
Central Missouri5Central Missouri3Illinois State0Arizona State1
Nebraska–Omaha3Arizona State4
Southwest Baptist4Eastern Illinois3Eastern Illinois0Southwest Missouri0
Wisconsin St.–Eau Claire6Wisconsin St.–Eau Claire2Eastern Illinois5Arizona State10Arizona State3John F. Kennedy3
Simpson CollegeLWartburg College2John F. Kennedy5
Wartburg CollegeW
Wayne State10Wayne State6Northern Colorado4
Buena Vista College5Northern Colorado38Northern Colorado12Southern Illinois5John F. Kennedy16
Minot State8Minot State0Southern Illinois11Nebraska2
Kearney State12Kearney State10Parsons College3
South Dakota2Nebraska11Nebraska9Nebraska6
South Dakota State3
  1. ^ a b no-hitter
  2. ^ 8 innings

Ranking Edit

Place School WCWS Record
By finish:
1st John F. Kennedy College 7-1
2nd Iowa State 5-2
3rd Southwest Missouri State College 3-2
4th Arizona State 5-2
Nebraska 5-2
6th Kansas State Teachers College 2-2
By record:
Southern Illinois 3-2
Illinois State 3-2
Eastern Illinois 3-2
Northern Colorado 3-2
Luther College 3-2
Parsons College 2-2
Wartburg College 2-2
Central Missouri State College 1-2
Minot State College 1-2
Concordia Teachers College 1-2
Wisconsin State–Eau Claire 1-2
Kearney State College 1-2
Upper Iowa 1-2
Nebraska–Omaha 1-2
South Dakota State 1-2
Wayne State College 1-2
Minnesota–Duluth 0-2
South Dakota 0-2
Midland Lutheran College 0-2
Southwest Baptist College 0-2
Buena Vista College 0-2
Simpson College 0-2

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d Plummer III, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  2. ^ Missouri State Bears Softball 2017 Media Guide (PDF). Missouri State University. p. 89. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  3. ^ "Omaha Softball All-Time Year-By-Year Results" (PDF). p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  4. ^ South Dakota State Softball 2016 Media Guide. South Dakota State University. 2016. p. 37. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  5. ^ "Minot State Beavers Softball Season-by-Season". Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  6. ^ "Buena Vista Softball Game-by-Game Results". Archived from the original on 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  7. ^ Savery, Kent (May 14, 1971). "Grindle in Form as UNO Gals Win". Omaha World Herald. Omaha, Nebraska. p. 30. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  8. ^ Sinclair, Steve (May 15, 1971). "ASU Has 'Girl Power,' Too". Omaha World Herald. Omaha, Nebraska. p. 17. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  9. ^ Sinclair, Steve (May 16, 1971). "I-State's Anonymity Ends in 7-6 Victory". Omaha World Herald. Omaha, Nebraska. p. 5-C. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  10. ^ Sinclair, Steve (May 17, 1971). "Gloria Gomez Leads JFK Uphill to Title". Omaha World Herald. Omaha, Nebraska. p. 18. Retrieved 2017-03-24.