1982 NCAA Women’s College World Series

1982 held at Seymour Smith Park in Omaha, Nebraska on May 27-30. 


Champion – UCLA Bruins (33-7-2)
Runner Up – Fresno State Bulldogs (43-11)


16 Division I college softball teams met in the NCAA tournament’s first round at campus sites. After having played their way through the regular season and first round (and for Oklahoma State, a conference tournament, an AIAW regional title and double losses to Texas A&M in the AIAW Women’s College World Series final on May 25), the eight advancing teams played in the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

The championship game went 8 innings with winning pitcher Debbie Doom pitching all eight innings. Doom spread out 2 hits over the eight innings and struck out 12.

Wende Ward of Fresno State went all 8 innings as well giving up 1 earned run and striking out 8.


From softball historian Bill Plummer III – With their 77-8 season record, Texas A&M could have been a contender in Omaha − maybe even the top seed − against perennial softball powers like UCLA and Fresno State. The Aggies had been invited to the NCAA’s first national tournament, but chose not to go. A&M coach Bob Brock had high respect for the eleven-year-old AIAW, even as the NCAA began to overshadow it. Out of a sense of loyalty to the AIAW, Brock said, his school chose the 1982 Norman championship over the NCAA’s first in Omaha.

From the NCAA – The 1982 NCAA Division I Women’s College Softball World Series will be held in Omaha May 27-30, officials announced Thursday.

The event will be the first championship softball tournament sponsored by the NCAA and will be held the week before the start of the NCAA College Baseball World Series, which Omaha has hosted the past 33 years.

‘The NCAA is happy to be coming to Omaha for our first softball championship tournament,’ said Cindy Smith, NCAA assistant director for women’s championships. ‘There is no better place than Omaha, which has treated softball so well in the past.’

Heading the organization in Omaha will be Mary Higgins, Creighton University women’s athletic director; Bob Astelford, city parks and recreation director; and Bob Gibson, city recreational coordinator.

Ms. Higgins also chairs the NCAA softball committee and is the Creighton softball coach.

Gibson said work is under way to renovate the outfield at Seymour Smith Softball Complex, which will be the home of the 1982 series.

‘We feel that, without a doubt, this is the finest softball complex in the universe,’ he said.

Teams will qualify for the series through regional play, with the eight regional champions advancing to the double-elimination tournament.

The University of Nebraska-Omaha hosted the original College Softball World Series sponsored by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. When the AIAW split the top two divisions, the Division I tournament was moved from Omaha. UNO hosted the Division II competition last year.


  • Batting Leader – Diane Van Fossen, Oklahoma State – .400
  • Batting Leader – Paula Smith, Oklahoma State – .400
  • RBI Leader – Shawn Ritchey, Arizona State  – 3
  • Home Run Leader – Shawn Ritchey, Arizona State  – 1
  • ERA Leader – Debbie Doom, UCLA – 0.17
  • Strikeout Leader – Debbie Doom, UCLA – 63

SCORES

  1. Arizona State 2 Cal State Fullerton 0 (9 inn.)
  2. Nebraska 3 Creighton 2 (8 inn.)
  3. UCLA 2 Oklahoma State 1 (13 inn.)
  4. Western Michigan 5 Fresno State 0
  5. Arizona State 2 Nebraska 0
  6. UCLA 1 Western Michigan 0
  7. Cal State Fullerton 4 Creighton 1 (8 inn.) – Creighton eliminated
  8. Fresno State 1 Oklahoma State 0  (14 inn.) – Oklahoma State eliminated
  9. Cal State Fullerton 1 Western Michigan 0 (8 inn.) – Western Michigan eliminated
  10. Fresno State 1 Nebraska 0 – Nebraska eliminated
  11. UCLA 1 Cal State Fullerton 0 (10 inn.) – Cal State Fullerton eliminated
  12. Fresno State 4 Arizona State 1 – Arizona State eliminated
  13. UCLA 2 Fresno State 0 (8 inn.) – Fresno State eliminated

FINAL STANDINGS

1. UCLA Bruins (3-0)
2. Fresno State Bulldogs (3-2)
3. Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1)
4. Cal State Fullerton Titans (2-2)
5t. Western Michigan Broncos (1-2)
5t. Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2)
7t. Creighton Blue Jays (0-2)
7t. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-2)


REGIONALS

Northeast Regional

  1. Western Michigan 2 Adelphi 0 (10 inn.)
  2. Adelphi 1 Western Michigan 0
  3. Western Michigan 7 Adelphi 0

Western Michigan qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

Atlantic Regional

  1. Cal State Fullerton 4 Bowling Green 1
  2. Cal State Fullerton 11 Bowling Green 0

Cal State Fullerton qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

South Regional

  1. Creighton 4 South Carolina 0
  2. Creighton 3 South Carolina 2

Creighton qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Mideast Regional

  1. Nebraska 1 Missouri 0 (11 inn.)
  2. Missouri 1 Nebraska 0
  3. Nebraska 4 Missouri 1

Nebraska qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

Midwest Regional

  1. Oklahoma State 1 Cal Poly Pomona 0 (9 inn.)
  2. Oklahoma State 3 Cal Poly Pomona 2 (11 inn.)

Oklahoma State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

Central Regional

  • UCLA 4 Wyoming 0
  • UCLA 5 Wyoming 0

UCLA qualifies for the WCWS, 2-0.

West Regional

  • California 1 Arizona State 0
  • Arizona State 3 California 1 (8 inn.)
  • Arizona State 2 California 1

Arizona State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.

Northwest Regional

  • Fresno State 2 Pacific 1 (9 inn.)
  • Pacific 5 Fresno State 1
  • Fresno State 4 Pacific 0

Fresno State qualifies for the WCWS, 2-1.


SEASON INFORMATION

Batting Average

Player, School CL G AB HITS AVG.
1. Cindy Bogucki, Evansville FR 26 83 39 .470
2. Faith Holman, Northeast Louisiana SO 32 96 42 .438
3. Jackie Gaw, Massachusetts JR 25 90 38 .422
4. Marge Brown, Delaware SO 25 79 33 .418
5. Jackie Sullivan, Niagara FR 19 73 30 .411
6. Vera Bahr, Nevada-Las Vegas SO 30 100 41 .410
7. Liz Grimaldi, Niagara SO 20 77 30 .390
7. Kim Migliore, Niagara JR 20 77 30 .390
9. Eileen Holleran, St. John’s JR 28 103 40 .388
10. Deb Laux, Canisius FR 21 71 27 .380
11. Beth Walsh, Iona SO 19 72 27 .375
12. Jay Jackson, New Mexico State JR 38 115 42 .365
13. Cindy Lyon, Utah SO 56 180 65 .361
14. Kerry Karst, St. John’s SR 28 97 35 .361
15. Chris Dinoto, Rhode Island SR 42 137 49 .358
16. Linda Berndt, Western Michigan JR 44 136 48 .353
17. Michele Madrid, New Mexico FR 26 83 29 .349
18. Sue Luttrell, Wichita State JR 32 104 36 .346
19. Lea Ann Jarvis, Louisiana Tech FR 46 142 49 .345
19. Brenda Thaler, Indiana SO 45 142 49 .345
21. Gretchen Larson, Minnesota JR 30 87 30 .345
21. Cathy Thompson, Evansville JR 26 87 30 .345
23. Sandy Wichelecki, Illinois-Chic. Circle SR 30 93 32 .344
24. Jennae Lambdin, Pacific SO 48 137 47 .343
25. Kelly Hall, Rider FR 20 70 24 .343
26. Diane Hatch, Michigan SR 44 141 48 .340
27. Sue Koopman, Northwestern FR 46 106 36 .340
28. Angie Bodiford, Louisiana Tech FR 44 148 50 .338
29. Gina Autobee, Colorado State JR 36 108 36 .333
29. Theresa Kugelmann, Delware JR 24 72 24 .333
29. Cindy Spradling, Texas-Arlington SR 49 159 53 .333
29. Pat Stoffel, Western Illinois SR 42 141 47 .333

RBI

Player, School CL G RBI AVG.
1. Sue Lewis, Cal St.-Fullerton SO 63 50 0.79
2. Chris Dinoto, Rhode-Island SR 42 38 0.90
3. Liz Grimaldi, Niagara SO 20 28 1.40
4. Laura Rucinski, Ill.-Chicago Circle JR 31 27 0.87
4. Sue Luttrell, Wichita State JR 32 27 0.84
6. Kris Niendorf, Evansville JR 26 25 0.96
6. Faith Holman, Northeast Louisiana SO 32 25 0.78
8. Kim Migliore, Niagara JR 20 23 1.15
9. Jackie Sullivan, Niagara FR 19 21 1.11
10. Lori Fritsch, Dayton SR 19 20 1.05
10. Jackie Gaw, Massachusetts JR 25 20 0.80

Home Runs

Player, School CL G NO. AVG.
1. Sue Lewis, Cal St.-Fullerton SO 63 9 0.14
2. Faith Holman, Northeast Louisiana SO 32 7 0.22
2. Sue Hebson, Northwestern JR 40 7 0.18
2. Cindy Lyon, Utah SO 56 7 0.13
5. Jackie SulIivan, Niagara FR 19 6 0.32
5. Liz Grimaldi, Niagara SO 20 6 0.30

Triples

Player, School CL G NO. AVG.
1. Sue Luttrell, Wichita State JR 32 9 0.28
2. Linda Ballard, Ill.-Chicago Circle SO 20 6 0.30
2. Cathy Hill, Dayton SO 21 6 0.29
2. Karen Stout, Delaware SR 24 6 0.25
2. Candy Bogucki, Evansville FR 26 6 0.23
2. Michele Madrid, New Mexico FR 26 6 0.23

Doubles

Player, School CL G NO. AVG.
1. Lea Ann Jarvis, Louisiana Tech FR 46 16 0.35
2. Patti Simon, Louisiana Tech SO 43 13 0.30
3. Jane Wagner, Northern Iowa SO 49 12 0.24
4. Cynthia. Martin, Texas-Arlington JR 50 11 0.22
5. Deanne Moore, Michigan State SO 38 9 0.24
5. Chris Dinoto, Rhode Island SR 42 9 0.21
7. Sheila Cornell, UCLA SO 37 8 0.22
7. Kay Piper, Akron FR 37 8 0.22

Stolen Bases

Player, School CL G SB SBA AVG.
1. Lori Sanchez, Cal-Santa Barbara JR 56 29 0.52
2. Diane Hatch, Michigan SR 44 24 0.55
2. Nancy Kassebaum, Eastern Illinois JR 48 24 28 0.50
4. Lori Turken, San Diego State FR 37 18 22 0.49
5. Vera Bahr, Nevada-Las Vegas SO 30 17 0.57

Earned Run Average

Player, School CL G IP R ER ERA
1. Bonni Kinne, Western Michigan JR 19 137.1 7 3 0.15
2. Kathy Van Wyk, Cal St. Fullerton SR 39 278.0 11 7 0.18
3. Judy Koens, Central Michigan SO 15 104.0 11 3 0.20
4. Nina Calcaterra, Evansville FR 18 103.0 21 3 0.20
5. Tracy Compton, UCLA FR 14 101.2 5 3 0.21
6. Debbie Doom, UCLA FR 15 134.1 6 6 0.31
7. Teresa Wilson, Missouri JR r 249.1 25 12 0.34
8. Linda Pagett, Central Michigan SR 27 186.0 15 9 0.34
9. Jennifer Berger, Northern Iowa SO 26 159.2 24 8 0.35
10. Jenny Stallard, U. S. International FR 22 157.0 12 8 0.36
11. Kathy Richards, Eastern Illinois JR 30 194.2 21 10 0.36
12. Wende Ward, Fresno State JR 30 248.0 32 14 0.40
13. Jeanne Wagner, Nebraska JR 24 187.0 16 11 0.41
14. Trina Marvin, Oregon State JR 18 101.2 16 6 0.41
15. Ellen O’Keefe, Northwestern JR 24 134.0 27 8 0.42
16. Andrea Ambrosi, Northwestern JR 21 115.2 30 7 0.42
17. Pam Stone, Arizona SO 26 156.1 28 10 0.45
18. Pam Boswell, Cal Poly-Pomona SR 35 249.2 24 16 0.45
19. Shelley Allemendinger, Pacific FR 25 139.0 17 9 0.45
20. Kim Wooden, Western Michigan SR 16 107.0 19 8 0.52

Wins

Player, School CL G IP W L PCT.
1. Kathy Van Wyk, Cal St. -Fullerton SR 39 278.0 35 1 .972
2. Pam Boswell, Cal Poly-Pomona SR 35 249.2 26 8 .765
3. Teresa Wilson, Missouri JR 37 249.1 25 11 .694
4. Kathy Richards, Eastern Illinois JR 30 194.2 24 3 .889
4. Wende Ward, Fresno State JR 30 248.0 24 6 .800
6. Rhonda Clarke, Kansas SO 38 274.2 23 13 .639
7. Linda Pagett, Central Michigan SR 27 186.0 22 4 .846
8. Tami Cyr, Louisiana Tech FR 29 208.2 21 5 .808
9. Margaret Sutter, California SO 25 183.0 20 4 .833
9. Candy Werner, Northern Illinois SO 35 149.2 20 7 .741

Strikeouts

Player, School CL IP SO AVG
1. Rhonda Clarke, Kansas SO 274.2 344 8.8
2. Linda Pagett, Central Michigan SR 186.0 236 8.9
3. Jennifer Berger, Northern Iowa SO 159.2 216 10.1
4. Laurie Miller, Northern Illinois FR 193.1 198 7.2
5. Debbie Doom, UCLA FR 134.1 193 10.1
6. Jeanne Wagner, Nebraska JR 187.0 191 7.1
7. Bonni Kinne, Western Michigan JR 137.1 141 7.2
8. Terry Keasling, Cal St. -Fullerton SR 123.0 135 8.7

 

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