IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa softball team has accepted an invitation to play in the fifth annual National Invitational Softball Championships. The event will be played May 19-21 at the TC Colorado Fields at the Triple Crown Sports facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The eight-team field will consist of BYU, Cal State Northridge, Iowa, Maryland, San Jose State, South Dakota State, Tarleton State, and UC Davis. The Hawkeyes open play against UC Davis on Thursday at 11 a.m. CT.
The NISC is operated, supervised, and directed by Triple Crown Sports and College Sports Eval, a sports event company based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with endorsement from the NFCA. A committee determined the invitation-only field using NCAA Softball Final RPI, win/loss record, last 10 games played, key injuries or additions, consideration of teams with 30+ wins, and other pertinent information gathered on all considered teams.
The tournament will be a double-elimination tournament played over consecutive days. The tournament concludes with a four-team single elimination championship bracket. All games will be streamed on YouTube.