2001 held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 24-28.
Champion – Arizona Wildcats (65-4)
Runner Up – UCLA Bruins (62-6)
Arizona’s Jennie Finch finished her 32-0 season on the mound with a 1-0 win over UCLA in the Women’s College World Series championship game May 28 and was named the most-outstanding player in the tournament.
The championship match-up was a familiar one for Finch and the Wildcats, who faced their Pacific10 Conference rival for the fourth time of the season. Arizona had won two of the first three. The
two teams have now met six times in championship-game history. Arizona owns six NCAA titles, second to UCLA’s eight.
Home runs had been the difference for Arizona’s advancing to the championship game, including a home run in each of the Wildcats’ three games of the WCWS from senior Toni Mascarenas.
While UCLA pitcher Amanda Freed held Arizona to just three hits in the final, one a homer from senior catcher Lindsey Collins in the fourth inning made the difference in the game.
- Most Outstanding Player – Jennie Finch, Arizona
- Batting Leader – Christy Ring, Oklahoma – .636
- RBI Leader – Toni Mascarenas, Arizona – 7
- Home Run Leader – Toni Mascarenas, Arizona – 3
- ERA Leader – Amanda Free, UCLA – 0.37
- Strikeout Leader – Britni Sneed, LSU – 31
P – Amanda Freed, UCLA
P – Britni Sneed, LSU
P – Jennifer Stewart, Oklahoma
C – Lindsey Collins, Arizona
1B – Tairia Mims, UCLA
3B – Toni Mascarenas, Arizona
3B – Julie Wiese, LSU
OF – Nicole Giordano, Arizona
OF – Jessica Mendoza, Stanford
OF – Christy Ring, Oklahoma
DH – Claire Sua, UCLA
- Arizona 3 California 2
- Oklahoma 2 Michigan 0
- Stanford 2 LSU 1 (8 inn.)
- UCLA 2 Iowa 0
- Arizona 5 Oklahoma 4 (8 inn.)
- UCLA 5 Stanford 0
- California 5 Michigan 2 – Michigan eliminated
- LSU 2 Iowa 1 – Iowa eliminated
- Stanford 1 California 0 – California eliminated
- LSU 2 Oklahoma 1 (13 inn.) – Oklahoma eliminated
- Arizona 1 Stanford 0 – Stanford eliminated
- UCLA 6 LSU 0 – LSU eliminated
- Arizona 1 UCLA 0 – UCLA eliminated
1. Arizona Wildcats (4-0)
2. UCLA Bruins (3-1)
3. LSU Tigers (2-2)
4. Stanford Cardinal (2-2)
5t. Oklahoma Sooners (4-0)
5t. California Golden Bears (1-2)
7t. Iowa Hawkeyes (0-2)
7t. Michigan Wolverines (0-2)
Regional No. 1 – held at Tucson, Arizona
- Arizona defeated Saint Peter’s, 4–2
- Cal State Fullerton defeated Texas Tech, 1–0
- Texas State defeated Hawaii, 2–1
- Texas Tech defeated Hawaii, 4–2. Hawaii eliminated.
- Texas Tech defeated Saint Peter’s, 3–2. Saint Peter’s eliminated.
- Cal State Fullerton defeated Texas State, 10–1 (5 innings).
- Arizona defeated Texas Tech, 8–0 (6 innings). Texas Tech eliminated
- Arizona defeated Texas State, 6–2.
- Texas State defeated Cal State Fullerton, 4–3.
- Arizona defeated Cal State Fullerton, 5–4.
Arizona qualifies for the WCWS, 4-0.
Regional No. 2 – held at Los Angeles, California
- UCLA defeated Coastal Carolina, 8–0 (5 innings).
- Wisconsin defeated Fresno State, 3–1 (9 innings).
- San Diego State defeated Cal State Northridge, 2–0.
- Fresno State defeated Coastal Carolina, 6–4. Coastal Carolina eliminated.
- Cal State Northridge defeated Fresno State, 3–1. Fresno State eliminated.
- San Diego State defeated Wisconsin, 1–0.
- UCLA defeated Cal State Northridge, 9–0. Cal State Northridge eliminated.
- UCLA defeated San Diego State, 3–1.
- San Diego State defeated Wisconsin, 6–1. Wisconsin eliminated.
- UCLA defeated San Diego State, 11–0 (5 innings).
UCLA qualifies for the WCWS, 4-0.
Regional No. 3 – held at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- LSU defeated Cornell, 8–0 (6 innings).
- Arizona State defeated Penn State, 4–1.
- Louisiana–Lafayette defeated Southern Miss, 5–1.
- Penn State defeated Cornell, 5–0. Cornell eliminated.
- Penn State defeated Southern Miss, 1–0. Southern Miss eliminated.
- Arizona State defeated Louisiana–Lafayette, 2–1.
- LSU defeated Penn State, 2–1. Penn State eliminated.
- LSU defeated Arizona State, 3–2.
- Louisiana–Lafayette defeated Arizona State, 5–0. Arizona State eliminated.
- LSU defeated Louisiana–Lafayette, 2–1.
LSU qualifies for the WCWS, 4-0.
Regional No. 4 – held at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Alabama defeated UIC, 8–2.
- Michigan defeated Chattanooga, 1–0.
- South Florida defeated Oregon State, 2–1.
- Chattanooga defeated UIC, 5–2. UIC eliminated.
- Oregon State defeated Chattanooga, 13–0 (5 innings). Chattanooga eliminated.
- Michigan defeated South Florida, 6–2 (13 innings).
- Alabama defeated Oregon State, 1–0. Oregon State eliminated.
- Michigan defeated Alabama, 3–2.
- South Florida defeated Alabama, 3–2. Alabama eliminated.
- Michigan defeated South Florida, 12–5.
Michigan qualifies for the WCWS, 4-0.
Regional No. 5 – held at Norman, Oklahoma
- Oklahoma defeated Lehigh, 9–2.
- Washington defeated Seton Hall, 6–0.
- UMass defeated North Carolina, 4–2.
- Lehigh defeated Seton Hall, 2–0. Seton Hall eliminated.
- North Carolina defeated Lehigh, 4–0. Lehigh eliminated.
- Washington defeated UMass, 8–0 (5 innings).
- Oklahoma defeated North Carolina, 13–0 (5 innings). North Carolina eliminated.
- Oklahoma defeated Washington, 3–2.
- Washington defeated UMass, 7–1. UMass eliminated.
- Oklahoma defeated Washington, 10–2.
Oklahoma qualifies for the WCWS, 4-0.
Regional No. 6 – held at Palo Alto, California
- Nebraska defeated BYU, 3–1.
- Pacific defeated Central Michigan, 8–0 (6 innings).
- Stanford defeated Hofstra, 4–0.
- Hofstra defeated BYU, 4–2. BYU eliminated.
- Central Michigan defeated Hofstra, 10–0 (5 innings). Hofstra eliminated.
- Nebraska defeated Pacific, 2–1 (8 innings).
- Stanford defeated Central Michigan, 6–0. Central Michigan eliminated.
- Stanford defeated Nebraska, 5–1.
- Pacific defeated Nebraska, 3–1. Nebraska eliminated.
- Pacific defeated Stanford, 2–0.
- Stanford defeated Pacific, 9–1 (5 innings).
Stanford qualifies for the WCWS, 4-1.
Regional No. 7 – held at Iowa City, Iowa
- Notre Dame defeated Western Illinois, 8–0 (5 innings).
- Iowa defeated Illinois State, 2–1.
- DePaul defeated South Carolina, 3–2 (9 innings).
- Illinois State defeated Western Illinois, 4–0. Western Illinois eliminated.
- Illinois State defeated South Carolina, 1–0. South Carolina eliminated.
- Iowa defeated DePaul, 7–4.
- Notre Dame defeated Illinois State, 2–1. Illinois State eliminated.
- Iowa defeated Notre Dame, 6–0.
- Notre Dame defeated DePaul, 8–1. DePaul eliminated.
- Iowa defeated Notre Dame, 6–2.
Iowa qualifies for the WCWS, 4-0.
Regional No. 8 – held at Tallahassee, Florida
- Florida State defeated Bethune–Cookman, 6–2.
- California defeated Connecticut, 2–0.
- Florida Atlantic defeated Florida, 3–0.
- Connecticut defeated Bethune–Cookman, 2–1. Bethune–Cookman eliminated.
- Florida defeated Connecticut, 8–0 (5 innings). Connecticut eliminated.
- California defeated Florida Atlantic, 2–0.
- Florida State defeated Florida, 6–2. Florida eliminated.
- California defeated Florida State, 1–0.
- Florida State defeated Florida Atlantic, 2–0. Florida Atlantic eliminated.
- Florida State defeated California, 2–1.
- California defeated Florida State, 3–2 (10 innings).
California qualifies for the WCWS, 4-1.
REGULAR SEASON INFORMATION
- Honda Sports Award – Jennie Finch, Arizona (32-0, 0.54 ERA, 279 K)
ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM
P – Jennie Finch JR. Arizona Wildcats
P – Britni Sneed JR. LSU Tigers
P – Dana Sorenson SO. Stanford Cardinal
C – Stacey Nuveman JR. UCLA Bruins
1B – Sarah Beeson JR. Stanford Cardinal
2B – Kelsey Kollen JR. Michigan Wolverines
3B – Toni Mascarenas SR. Arizona Wildcats
SS – Natasha Watley SO. UCLA Bruins
OF – Lauren Bauer SR. Arizona Wildcats
OF – Oli Keohohou FR. BYU Cougars
OF – Kelly Kretschman SR. Alabama Crimson Tide
DP – Leneah Manuma FR. Arizona Wildcats
UTIL – Kellie Wilkerson JR. Mississippi State Bulldogs
AL – Kelli Braitsch SO. Oklahoma Sooners
AL – Kristi Hanks JR. Iowa Hawkeyes
AL – Jessica Mendoza JR. Stanford Cardinal
AL – Veronica Nelson SO. California Golden Bears
AL – Jenny Topping SO. Cal State Fullerton Titans
ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM
P – Jocelyn Forest JR. California Golden Bears
P – Shelley Laird JR. Alabama Crimson Tide
P – Nicole Myers JR. FAU Owls
C – Ashli Barrett SR. Oklahoma Sooners
1B – Lisa Carey SR. Oklahoma Sooners
2B – Keisha Shepperson SR. East Carolina Pirates
3B – Tairia Flowers SO. UCLA Bruins
SS – Alana Addison JR. ULL Rajin’ Cajuns
OF – Sara Carlson SO. Villanova Wildcats
OF – Jackie McClain FR. Alabama Crimson Tide
OF – Melissa Taylor SR. Michigan Wolverines
DP – Kristen Dennis JR. Virginia Cavaliers
UTIL – Sarah Martz FR. DePaul Blue Demons
AL – Amanda Freed JR. UCLA Bruins
AL – Ashley Moore JR. Auburn Tigers
AL – Amanda Renfroe SR. Texas Tech Red Raiders
AL – Kristin Schmidt FR. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
AL – Karen Williams SR. Missouri Tigers
ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM
P – Tia Bollinger SO. Washington Huskies
P – Jessica Chase JR. Texas State Bobcats
P – Leslie Malerich JR. FSU Seminoles
C – Stefanie Christoferson SR. UIC Flames
1B – Alicia Gerlach JR. Iowa Hawkeyes
2B – Suzanne Olcott JR. Alabama Crimson Tide
3B – Becky McMurtry SO. Illinois State Redbirds
SS – Jaime Clark SO. Washington Huskies
OF – Deanna Dovak JR. Rider Broncs
OF – Kelly Hauxhurst SR. Washington Huskies
OF – Jenny Kriech JR. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
DP – Melanie Fisher SO. Missouri Tigers
UTIL – Erin Stremsterfer SR. Southern Illinois Salukis
AL – Cindy Ball JR. Pacific Tigers
AL – Nicole Giordano SR. Arizona Wildcats
AL – Jarrah Myers JR. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
AL – Marci Ridenbaugh FR. Kent State Golden Flashes
AL – Jennifer Sharron SR. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
AL – Jennifer Stewart JR. Oklahoma Sooners