UT Tyler softball returns to the Rose City Sunday after winning the 2024 NCAA Division II Softball National Championship

LONGWOOD, Florida (KETK) — The national champs are home!

UT Tyler softball won the 2024 NCAA Division II Softball National Championship Saturday, beating Western Washington 10-1 to capture their first-ever Division II national title, and returned home to Tyler Sunday with their new hardware.

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Since losing to West Texas A&M back on May 4 in the Lone Star Conference Championship game, UT Tyler won its final 10 games, including a perfect 5-0 record at the Division II World Series capped off by Saturday’s national title.

This year’s triumph marks UT Tyler’s second national championship in program history. The Patriots won the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship.

UT Tyler pitcher Christin Haygood was named the 2024 NCAA DII World Series Tournament Most Valuable Player after throwing four complete games in this year’s tournament, including Saturday’s championship game.

UT Tyler’s Courtney Plocheck, Michelle Arias, Audrey Escamilla and Clarissa Zapata were all named to the All-Tournament Team.

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