Women's College World Series
The Oklahoma State Cowgirl Softball program emerged as one of the nation's best in the 1980's and 1990's, winning 9 conference championships, making six appearances in the Women's College World Series, and sending three athletes to the Olympic games. The Cowgirls returned to prominence in 2011, winning the NCAA Stillwater Super Regional and advancing to their seventh WCWS.
2011 Women's College World Series

The Cowgirls, riding a six-game losing streak, entered the Knoxville Regional as the No. 2 seed. After knocking off Georgia Tech, OSU swept No. 5 Tennessee in two games and advanced to the Super Regional.

In Stillwater, the Cowgirls took 2 of 3 games from Houston, advancing to the Women's College World Series for the seventh time in school history.

Even a pair of losses in the WCWS couldn’t erase what the Cowgirls did in 2011, returning the program to national prominence.

2011 Women's College World Series
at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Opponent Result
Baylor L, 0-1
California L, 2-6
 
2011 Stillwater Super Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Houston W, 2-0
Houston L, 0-1
Houston W, 6-5
 
2011 Knoxville Regional
at Knoxville, Tenn.
Opponent Result
Georgia Tech W, 2-1
Tennessee W, 6-1
Tennessee W, 6-5
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Kat Espinosa recorded a strikeout against Houston to win the Stillwater Super Regional and send the Cowgirls to their seventh Women's College World Series.
1998 Women's College World Series

Oklahoma State was the No. 8 seed in the 1998 tournament and faced defending national champion Arizona in the first round. OSU lost 1-0 on a solo home run by the Wildcats.

The Cowgirls returned and pulled off consecutive wins over UMass and Michigan, setting up a rematch with Arizona. The eventual national runners-up won 5-0, ending the Cowgirls' season at 42-19, the eighth 40-win season in school history.

1998 Women's College World Series
at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Opponent Result
Arizona L, 0-1
Massachusetts W, 6-0
Michigan W, 3-1
Arizona L, 0-5
 
1998 Stillwater Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Florida State W, 4-0
Missouri State W, 4-0
Stanford W, 4-0
Jaime Foutch made history in 1998, becoming the only three-time All-American in Oklahoma State Softball history.
1994 Women's College World Series

In 1994, OSU marked its highest finish ever in the Women’s College World Series by earning sole possession of third place in the tournament.

After a first-round loss, OSU defeated Missouri, Fresno State and Cal State-Northridge. With the win over CSUN, the two teams were forced to play again in the semifinals which OSU lost 4-2.

1994 Women's College World Series
at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Opponent Result
Utah L, 0-2
Missouri W, 7-3
Fresno State W, 2-0
Cal State-Northridge W, 3-2
Cal State-Northridge L, 2-4
 
1994 Stillwater Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Providence W, 1-0
Oklahoma W, 4-3
Oklahoma W, 2-1
Kim Ward was an integral part of the 1994 WCWS team that took third place. She was selected to the 1994 WCWS all-tournament team.
1993 Women's College World Series

After failing to win their regional for two-straight seasons, the Cowgirls once again returned to the Women’s College World Series.

With a 48-7 record entering the tournament, OSU quickly rolled off two wins over Florida State and UCLA before losing to eventual national champion Arizona. The Cowgirls battled UCLA once again and lost 5-0 to finish fourth nationally.

1993 Women's College World Series
at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Opponent Result
Florida State W, 5-2
UCLA W, 1-0
Arizona L, 0-1
UCLA L, 0-5
 
1993 Stillwater Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Utah State W, 4-0
Utah State W, 4-2
Melanie Roche's outstanding pitching helped the Cowgirls reach the 1993 WCWS. After her career as a Cowgirl ended, she went on to compete for the Australian National Team in four Olympic Games.
1990 Women's College World Series

In its second-consecutive appearance in the Women’s College World Series, Oklahoma State once again tied for third, with the only losses coming to UCLA (NCAA champion) and Fresno State (national runner-up).

The Cowgirls defeated Arizona 3-0 in the first round and Florida State 4-1 in the second. In the quarterfinals, OSU lost to UCLA 2-1 before falling to FSU 1-0 in 10 innings in its final game of the season.

1990 Women's College World Series
at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Opponent Result
Arizona W, 3-0
Florida State W, 4-1
UCLA L, 1-2
Fresno State L, 0-1
 
1990 Storrs Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Connecticut W, 5-0
Adelphi W, 1-0
Adelphi W, 3-0
Pitcher Dena Carter was a member of both the 1989 and 1990 WCWS Cowgirl teams. She was a third team NFCA All-America selection in 1990.
1989 Women's College World Series

In their second-ever appearance in the Women’s College World Series, the Cowgirls picked up two wins in the first and second round of the tournament over Toledo and Arizona.

Once again, Oklahoma State’s first loss in the tournament came against UCLA, the eventual National Champion, and a shutout loss to Fresno State, the national runnerup, ended the Cowgirls’ season with a tie for third at the WCWS.

1989 Women's College World Series
at Sunnyvale, Calif.
Opponent Result
Toledo W, 3-1
Arizona W, 4-0
UCLA L, 1-2
Fresno State L, 0-7
 
1989 Stillwater Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Wichita State W, 2-0
Wichita State W, 3-1
Michele Smith was a two-time first-team All-American in 1988 and 1989. She was named to the all-WCWS team that finished third at the 1989 WCWS.
1982 Women's College World Series

Before making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Women’s College World Series in 1982, the Cowgirls first competed in the AIAW National Tournament. In just their third appearance, the Cowgirls finished second to Texas A&M after impressive wins over Western Illinois, Utah, California and Michigan.

In the WCWS, Oklahoma State lost its first game of the Series, 2-1, to the eventual champion UCLA, and lost in its second game, 1-0, to Fresno State, the runnerup in the tournament.

1982 Women's College World Series
at Omaha, Neb.
Opponent Result
UCLA L, 1-2
Fresno State L, 0-1
 
1982 Stillwater Regional
at Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent Result
Cal Poly-Pomona W, 1-0
Cal Poly-Pomona W, 3-2
First baseman Pam Harper was part of the first Cowgirl Women's College World Series team in 1982. She was also a first team All-America selection in the same year.

 

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