For the ﬁrst time since 2015, the No. 1 ranked UNG softball team headed to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship.
The Nighthawks earned a place in the national title game after coming from behind to beat Young Harris College, 2-1, on May 18 in the Southeast Super Regional at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium in Dahlonega, Georgia. With the win, UNG officially won the Battle of Blood Mountain for the ﬁfth-straight year.
On May 24, the Nighthawks headed to Salem, Virginia, for the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship. They broke a 19-game winning streak losing to Southern Indiana in the first round and to Saint Leo in an elimination game.
The team finished the season with a record of 62-4, the most wins in program history.
The Nighthawks graduated two seniors, Sydney Sprague and Brittany Gilliam, who finished their two-year UNG careers with a combined record of 110-17.