No. 4 #FSWSoftball Punches Ticket To NJCAA National Tournament

No. 4 #FSWSoftball Punches Ticket To NJCAA National Tournament

April 28-30, 2017
Historic Dodgertown (Vero Beach, Fla.)
TICKETS (DAY PASSES): $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and children
TICKETS (TOURNAMENT PASS): $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and children
Select games are available on the FCSAA Sports YouTube Channel
Select games are available on the FCSAA Sports YouTube Channel
Sunday, April 30
(**Rankings in ( ) reflect final Region 8 Softball Coaches' Poll**)

  • Game 28 - (4) Central Florida vs. (1) Chipola, 10 am
  • Game 29 - Game 28 winner vs. (3) Seminole State, 12 pm, District H Championship Game (winner advances to NJCAA Division I Softball Championship)
  • Game 30 - Game 29 winner vs. (2) Florida SouthWestern, 2 pm, FCSAA State Championship Game

VERO BEACH, Fla. - The No. 4 Florida SouthWestern softball team picked up a pair of wins and secured a berth to the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament on day two of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. on Saturday (April 29). The Bucs defeated No. 9 College of Central Florida, 5-2, before taking down No. 7 Seminole State College of Florida, 4-0, in game two.

With the wins, FSW captured the NJCAA District G Championship and advanced to the NJCAA Division I Softball Championship in St. George, Utah. The Buccaneers record also moves to 60-5 overall and makes the Bucs winners of 12 straight games.

In game one, Courtney Gettins picked up the win after pitching a complete game and giving up six hits and a pair of earned runs. Christian Quinn led the Bucs with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Taylor Collins went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Riley Russell and Mikayla Werahiko both finished 1-for-2, while Criza Bulanadi and Mikenzie Vaughn each went 1-for-4.

In game two, Gettins picked up her second win of the day, pitching a complete game shutout and giving up seven hits. Quinn led the Bucs with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Collins went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Kayla Rangiawha finished 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Vaughn went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Purple and Aqua are back in action on Sunday, April 30 when they take on either College of Central Florida, Chipola or Seminole State in the FCSAA State Championship Game at 2 p.m.

For the latest news on FSW Athletics, log on to or stay connected to the Bucs on social media. Follow the Buccaneers on Twitter @FSWBucs, on Instagram @FSWBucs, on Facebook at and on Snapchat at BucsSnaps.

The Florida SouthWestern State College athletic program is a member of the Florida College System Athletic Association (FCSAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Buccaneers are one of 25 schools in the NJCAA Region 8 and are one of six schools in the Suncoast Conference. Florida SouthWestern State College currently supports four intercollegiate athletic programs (Baseball, Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball), with Volleyball coming in the fall of 2017.

Baseball and Softball began their regular season competition in 2016 at the City of Palms Park in Fort Myers. Located on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus in Fort Myers will be the brand new Suncoast Credit Union Arena (completed in fall 2016), where FSW's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams will compete.

The movement to form a unique sports association dedicated to America's two-year colleges arose in 1937 when several track and field coaches gathered in Fresno, California. A year later, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rejected a petition from 13 two-year colleges in California to grant their teams and athletes permission to compete at the NCAA Track & Field Championships.

In the spring of 1938, following the NCAA's rejection, those same 13 two-year colleges gathered again in Fresno to organize and form an association that would promote and supervise a national athletics program exclusively for junior and community colleges…and the rest is history.

On May 14, 1938, the first constitution of the National Junior College Athletic Association was accepted by its charter members and the organization held its first national championship event a year later in May 1939.

The NJCAA has played a vital role in collegiate athletics for the past eight decades and continues to be the leader in championing academic and athletic opportunities for student-athletes. This section of the association's website is dedicated to celebrating the NJCAA's rich history and tradition as the national governing body of two-year college athletics.

For more information on the NJCAA log on to

The Florida College System Activities Association, Incorporated (FCSAA) is a statewide non‑profit corporation regulating, coordinating, and promoting intercollegiate activities in: Athletics, Brain Bowl, Forensics, Music, Student Government, Student Publications, and Theatre.

Membership in the Florida College System Activities Association is open to any of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. Each member institution is represented in the policy‑making deliberations of the Association through that institution's President or other designated representative. The institutional representatives constitute the FCSAA Presidents Assembly, the ultimate authority in FCSAA.

For more information on the FCSAA log on to  

Member colleges of the NJCAA are allotted to a specific NJCAA Region upon membership to the association. Unlike other collegiate organizations that defer to conference affiliation, the NJCAA guarantees each member college's membership within the regional structure of the association. In most cases, region assignment is based upon geographic location of the college. 

The region structure of the NJCAA is the primary method used by all sponsored sports of the association in determining qualification for national championship tournaments. In certain sports, two or more regions are partnered to form a competition 'district', which is then used for national championship qualification. The organization of districts varies per sport and is formulated every two years under the authority of the association's board of directors. 

FSW is in Region 8 and is joined by ASA College Miami (Region 8 only; non-FCSAA member), Broward College, Chipola College, College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Gulf Coast State College, Hillsborough Community College, Indian River State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Miami Dade College, Northwest Florida State College, Palm Beach State College, Pasco-Hernando State College, Pensacola State College, Polk State College, Santa Fe College, Seminole State College of Florida, South Florida State College, St. Johns River State College, St. Petersburg College, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and Tallahassee Community College.

The Bucs are also in the Suncoast Conference with Hillsborough Community College, Polk State College, South Florida State College, St. Petersburg College and State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota.

The women's basketball program is Southern Conference with Broward College, Eastern Florida State College, Indian River State College, Miami Dade College and Palm Beach State College.

For more information on Region 8 log on to