The six-team field will include second-ranked LSU-Alexandria (27-3), fifth-ranked California State-San Marcos (32-5-2), 19th-ranked University of Houston-Victoria (26-11), Georgia Gwinnett College (24-8-1), Lindenwood-Belleville (22-17-1), and the University of British Columbia (14-13).
The six-team, double-elimination tournament is scheduled for May 1-4 and will be hosted by Gerogia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Led by head coach Gord Collings, UBC will open the championship against Houston-Victoria at 8 a.m. Pacific on May 1.
The winner and runner-up of the tournament will earn an automatic berth to the NAIA Nationals Opening Round Tournament on May 12-14 at sites still to be determined. The NAIA National Championships will be held May 23-29 at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga.
LSU-A will be the tournament’s No. 1 seed, followed by CSUSM at No. 2, UHV at No. 3, GGC at No. 4, Lindenwood at No. 5 and UBC at No. 6