Where Florida softball lands among longest winning streaks
The 2023 Women’s College World Series is approaching and the Gators are in position to make the tournament field once again. In the 26-year history of Florida’s softball program, the team has won two WCWS national championships, nine SEC regular season championships, five SEC tournament championships and have made 11 WCWS appearances.
The Arizona Wildcats hold the record for the most wins in a row in NCAA D1 softball history with 47 games. The Oklahoma Sooners are hot on the record, however, and in the past five years have gotten close to breaking the record each year. The Sooners make the list more times than any other school.
College Sports Wire’s Alex Sinatra recently broke down the top 10 college softball winning streaks, including a run for the Florida Gators back in 2008. Here is what she had to offer on the Orange and Blue’s achievement.
No. 7: Florida & Princeton – 37 games
In 2008 the Gators made it to their first Women’s College World Series and went 70-5 overall and 27-1 in SEC play that season. The 1996 Princeton Tigers are tied with the Gators at 37 games in a row.
The WCWS is set to start June 1 and Oklahoma is currently ranked first, with the finals scheduled to be played at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The selection show airs on Sunday, May 14, at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2, and the regionals and super regionals are scheduled to be played May 19-21, and May 25-27 or May 26-28, respectively.
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