Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain capped her college career in 2015 as the college softball all-time home run leader, slugging 95 home runs over a sensational four-year career. Though Arizona’s Katiyana Mauga made a run at the title two years later and another Wildcat, Jessie Harper, came close in 2021, Chamberlain is still queen of the long ball on the softball diamond.

Only 12 players have surpassed the 80-home run mark in the history of college softball. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best sluggers in NCAA Division I history.


College softball’s all-time leaders in home runs

Chamberlain is not only college softball’s all-time home run queen, but she could also have had way more. Her 95 are tops on the list, but she’s also played less than anyone below her. Chamberlain was limited to just 39 games in her junior season due to back and PCL injuries. Considering she hit nearly one home run every two games, there were at least another eight or so home runs for the taking. They came anywhere and everywhere, in the regular season, the NCAA tournament, or in a memorable two-home run game in the Women’s College World Series finals. Chamberlain’s .960 career slugging percentage is the highest in college softball history, which probably surprises no one. 


Mauga made a historic run at Chamberlain’s title but still fell three short. That said, she certainly left her mark in the NCAA, conference and school record books. She is the only college softball player with four 20 home runs seasons in her career, hitting 20, 26, 21, and 25 from her freshman to senior season. Mauga finished her illustrious career the all-time Pac-12 leader in home runs with 92.