1963 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament
| 1963 NCAA Division I|
| College World
| Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium|
|Champions||Southern California (4th title)|
|Runner-Up||Arizona (4th CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Rod Dedeaux (4th title)|
|MOP||Bud Hollowell (Southern California)|
|NCAA Baseball Tournaments
The 1963 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1963 NCAA University Division baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its seventeenth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 23 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 11 to June 16. The seventeenth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Bud Hollowell of Southern California.
The opening rounds of the tournament were played across seven district sites across the country, each consisting of a field of two to four teams. Each district tournament, except District 2, was double-elimination. The winners of each district advanced to the College World Series.
Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.
At Newton, MA
* Indicates game required 10 innings.
District 2 at Princeton, NJ
District 3 at Gastonia, NC
District 4 at Champaign, IL
District 5 at Columbia, MO
Texas automatically qualified for the College World Series out of District 6.
District 7 at Tucson, AZ
District 8 at Corvallis, OR
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Arizona||WAC||35–15 (8–4)||Frank Sancet|| 6|
|Florida State||n/a||25–11 (n/a)||Danny Litwhiler|| 2|
|Holy Cross||n/a||13–8 (n/a)||Albert Riopel|| 3|
|Missouri||Big 8||21–4 (15–3)||Hi Simmons|| 4|
|Penn State||n/a||13–4 (n/a)||Chuck Medlar|| 3|
|Texas||SWC||19–15–1 (12–3)||Bibb Falk|| 7|
|Southern California||CIBA||30–9 (10–6)||Rod Dedeaux|| 7|
(1948, 1958, 1961)
|Western Michigan||MAC||24–4 (12–0)||Charlie Maher|| 5|
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Holy Cross||5||Florida State||3|
* Indicates game required 10 innings.
† Indicates game required 11 innings.
|June 10||Game 1||Arizona||8–1||Penn State|
|Game 2||Florida State||5–2||Western Michigan|
|Game 3||Texas||8–3||Southern California|
|Game 4||Missouri||3–0||Holy Cross|
|June 11||Game 5||Penn State||3–0||Western Michigan||Western Michigan eliminated|
|Game 6||Southern California||6–5||Holy Cross||Holy Cross eliminated|
|Game 7||Arizona||4–3 (11 innings)||Florida State|
|June 12||Game 9||Texas||6–4 (10 innings)||Penn State||Penn State eliminated|
|Game 10||Southern California||4–3||Florida State||Florida State eliminated|
|June 13||Game 12||Southern California||12–3||Missouri||Missouri eliminated|
|Game 13||Arizona||10–8||Texas||Texas eliminated|
|June 14||Game 14||Southern California||6–4||Arizona|
|June 16||Final||Southern California||5–2||Arizona||Southern California wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|Walt Peterson||Sophomore||Southern California|
|Catcher||Bud Hollowell||Junior||Southern California|
|First baseman||Gary Holman||Sophomore||Southern California|
|Second baseman||Ron Theobald||Sophomore||Arizona|
|Third baseman||Dale Harvey||Sophomore or Junior||Missouri|
|Shortstop||Woody Woodward||Junior||Florida State|
|Kenny Washington||Senior||Southern California|
- Arizona: Ron Theobald, Bart Zeller
- Florida State: Ken Suarez
- Holy Cross: Dick Joyce, John Peterman
- Missouri: John Sevcik
- Penn State:
- Southern California: Gary Holman, Rene Lachemann
- Texas: Bill Bethea, Chuck Hartenstein
- Western Michigan: Greg Bollo
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 193. Retrieved May 3, 2014.