May 28, 2001
Championship Game Notes - Arizona 1, UCLA 0
- Arizona has now won six NCAA national softball titles, second only to UCLA's eight.
- Arizona is 4-1 all-time in Women's College World Series title games versus UCLA.
- UCLA fell to 8-6 all-time in the national championship game while Arizona improved to 6-2 in the final.
- The Wildcats' Jennie Finch finished the season with a record of 32-0 record to break the NCAA record for wins in a season without a defeat. The former record was held by UCLA pitcher Lisa Fernandez (29-0 in 1992). Finch also ran her winning streak to 40 games, dating back to last year.
- Of UCLA's six losses this season, three came against Arizona. Finch posted a 3-0 record against the Bruins with three shutouts.
- The year marks the first season UCLA has won 60 or more games and failed to win the national championship.
- Arizona established a team record for number of shutouts during a season (42).
- The Wildcats' 65 victories on the season were the third highest in program history.
- UCLA's Amanda Freed had a 38-inning scoreless streak snapped when Arizona's Lindsey Collins hit a home run in the fourth inning for the game's only run.
- The total attendance for the 2001 Women's College World Series was 33,967, second only to last year's 38,102 figure when Oklahoma won the title.
The 2001 Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team:
Stanford junior centerfielder Jessica Mendoza
Oklahoma junior pitcher Jennifer Stewart
Oklahoma junior leftfielder Christy Ring
LSU junior pitcher Britni Sneed
LSU freshman third baseman Julie Wiese
Arizona senior catcher Lindsey Collins
Arizona senior leftfielder Nicole Giordano
Arizona senior third baseman Toni Mascarenas
UCLA sophomore first baseman Tairia Mims
UCLA junior pitcher Amanda Freed
UCLA freshman designated player Claire Sua
Most Outstanding Player - Arizona junior pitcher Jennie Finch