Alabama Softball Earns No. 3 Seed, Qualifies for 22nd-Consecutive NCAA Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 2021 NCAA Softball Tournament bracket was revealed Sunday evening, with the Alabama Crimson Tide earning its 22nd-straight postseason bid coming in as the No. 3 overall seed where they will be joined by Clemson, Troy and Alabama State this weekend at Rhoads Stadium for the Tuscaloosa Regional.

NCAA Regional action at Rhoads Stadium begins Friday, May 21 at 2 p.m. CT with Clemson (42-6) facing Troy (36-15), followed by Alabama (45-7) vs. Alabama State (19-27) at 5 p.m. CT on the SEC Network. Tickets are available through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) and via

The winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional will match up against the winner of the Lexington Regional, featuring No. 14 Kentucky, Notre Dame, Miami (OH) and Northwestern.


  • Alabama has qualified for the NCAA Tournament every year since 1999 and has earned a top-16 national seed 18 times, including every season since 2005
  • The Crimson Tide is 59-9 (.868) in NCAA Regional play and has won every regional round since 2005, the longest active streak in Division-I softball
  • Alabama has won 40 consecutive games in regional play, stretching back to 2007


  • Ranked No. 1 in the RPI heading into the NCAA Tournament, with 19 wins vs. the RPI Top-25 and 30 vs. the RPI Top-50
  • 45-7 overall record and 18-6 in Southeastern Conference play
  • 2021 SEC Softball Tournament Champions
  • SEC Player of the Year – Bailey Hemphill
  • SEC Co-Pitcher of the Year, SEC Tournament MVP – Montana Fouts

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