WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) softball team, who captured the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship on Saturday evening, will learn who and where they will play in the 2019 NCAA Tournament this afternoon as the softball championship bracket is revealed Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. ET in a selection show on NCAA.com. The Blue Jays will host a watch party beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the McGovern Cafe on the campus of USJ. Free pizza will be provided for all who attend.
The Blue Jays earn one of the 42 automatic berths into the NCAA Tournament after defeating Simmons University, 3-0, in the GNAC Championship game. The NCAA championship bracket will consist of 62 teams across 16 regional sites. Forty-two teams will be given automatic bids as conference champions while the remaining 20 will be selected at large.
Regional competition will be played May 10-12. The 16 advancing schools will then play at eight two-team best-of-three super regionals beginning May 17. The eight super regional winners will move on to play in Tyler, Texas for a double-elimination tournament from May 23-28.
The final two teams standing will play a best-of-three championship series to decide the national champion on May 27 & 28. All final site games will be live streamed on NCAA.com.