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NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament
NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event2020 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
SportBasketball
Founded1982
No. of teams64
CountryNCAA Division II (U.S.)
Most recent
champion(s)
Lubbock Christian
TV partner(s)CBS Sports Network
Official websiteNCAA.com

The NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament (officially styled as "Championship" instead of "Tournament") is an annual tournament to determine the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II women's college basketball national champion. Basketball was one of 12 women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year, as the NCAA and Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) sought for sole governance of women's collegiate athletics. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championships; however, after a year of dual women's championships at the national level, the AIAW disbanded.

The 2020 Elite Eight was due to be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, AL before the NCAA called off the tournament due to the COVID-19 outbreak.[1]

Lubbock Christian are the defending national champions.

Qualification

As of 2020, a total of 64 bids are available for each tournament: twenty-three automatic bids (awarded to the champions of the twenty-four Division II conferences) and 41 at-large bids.

The sixty-four bids are allocated evenly among the eight NCAA-designated regions (Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast, and West), each of which contains either two or three of the twenty-three Division II conferences that sponsor women's basketball. Each region consists of two or three automatic qualifiers (the teams who won their respective conference tournaments) and five or six at-large bids (awarded regardless of conference affiliation).

Conference tournaments

Region Conference Tournament Current Champion (2020)
Atlantic CIAA CIAA Women's Basketball Tournament Fayetteville State
Mountain East Mountain East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Glenville State
PSAC PSAC Women's Basketball Tournament Gannon
Central Great American Great American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Southeastern Oklahoma State
MIAA MIAA Women's Basketball Championship Central Missouri
NSIC Northern Sun Women's Basketball Tournament St. Cloud State
East CACC CACC Women's Basketball Tournament Jefferson
East Coast East Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Daemen
Northeast-10 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bentley
Midwest GLIAC GLIAC Women's Basketball Tournament Ashland
GLVC Great Lakes Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Drury
G-MAC Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Walsh
South Gulf South Gulf South Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Union (TN)
SIAC SIAC Women's Basketball Tournament Benedict
Sunshine State Sunshine State Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Eckerd
South Central Lone Star Lone Star Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Lubbock Christian
RMAC RMAC Women's Basketball Tournament Colorado Mesa
Southeast Carolinas Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Tournament Limestone
Peach Belt Peach Belt Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Lander
SAC South Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Tusculum
West CCAA CCAA Women's Basketball Tournament UC San Diego
GNAC Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Alaska Anchorage
Pacific West Pacific West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Hawaii Pacific

Results

Year Champion Score Defeated Venue
1982 Cal Poly Pomona 93-74 Tuskegee Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield Civic Center)
1983 Virginia Union 73-60 Cal Poly Pomona
1984 Central Missouri State 80-73 Virginia Union
1985 Cal Poly Pomona 80-69 Central Missouri State
1986 Cal Poly Pomona 70-63 North Dakota State
1987 New Haven 77-75 Cal Poly Pomona
1988 Hampton 65-48 West Texas State Fargo, North Dakota (Bison Sports Arena)
1989 Delta State 88-58 Cal Poly Pomona Cleveland, Mississippi (Walter Sillers Coliseum)
1990 Delta State 77-43 Bentley Pomona, California (Kellogg Gymnasium)
1991 North Dakota State 81-74 Southeast Missouri State Cape Girardeau, Missouri (Show Me Center)
1992 Delta State 65-63 North Dakota State Fargo, North Dakota (Bison Sports Arena)
1993 North Dakota State 95-63 Delta State Waltham, Massachusetts (Dana Athletic Center)
1994 North Dakota State 89-56 Cal State San Bernardino Fargo, North Dakota (Bison Sports Arena)
1995 North Dakota State 98-85 Portland State Fargo, North Dakota (Bison Sports Arena)
1996 North Dakota State 104-78 Shippensburg Fargo, North Dakota (Bison Sports Arena)
1997 North Dakota 94-78 Southern Indiana Grand Forks, North Dakota (Hyslop Sports Center)
1998 North Dakota 92-76 Emporia State Pine Bluff, Arkansas (H.O. Clemmons Arena)
1999 North Dakota 80-63 Arkansas Tech Pine Bluff, Arkansas (H.O. Clemmons Arena)
2000 Northern Kentucky 71-62 (OT) North Dakota State Pine Bluff, Arkansas (H.O. Clemmons Arena)
2001 Cal Poly Pomona 87-80 (OT) North Dakota Rochester, Minnesota (Mayo Civic Center)
2002 Cal Poly Pomona 74-62 Southeastern Oklahoma Rochester, Minnesota (Mayo Civic Center)
2003 South Dakota State 65-50 Northern Kentucky St. Joseph, Missouri (St. Joseph Civic Arena)
2004 California (PA) 75-72 Drury St. Joseph, Missouri (St. Joseph Civic Arena)
2005 Washburn 70-53 Seattle Pacific Hot Springs, Arkansas (Summit Arena)
2006 Grand Valley State 58-52 American International Hot Springs, Arkansas (Summit Arena)
2007 Southern Connecticut State 61-45 Florida Gulf Coast Kearney, Nebraska (Health and Sports Center)
2008 Northern Kentucky 63-58 South Dakota Kearney, Nebraska (Health and Sports Center)
2009 Minnesota State 103-94 Franklin Pierce San Antonio, Texas (Bill Greehey Arena)
2010 Emporia State 65-53 Fort Lewis St. Joseph, Missouri (St. Joseph Civic Arena)
2011 Clayton State 69-50 Michigan Tech St. Joseph, Missouri (St. Joseph Civic Arena)
2012 Shaw 88-82 (OT) Ashland San Antonio, Texas (Bill Greehey Arena)
2013 Ashland 71-56 Dowling San Antonio, Texas (Bill Greehey Arena)
2014 Bentley 73-65 West Texas A&M Erie, Pennsylvania (Erie Insurance Arena)
2015 California (PA) 86-69 California Baptist Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Sanford Pentagon)
2016 Lubbock Christian 78-73 Alaska Anchorage Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Sanford Pentagon)
Final: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)
2017 Ashland 93-77 Virginia Union Columbus, Ohio (Alumni Hall)
2018 Central Missouri[2] 66-52 Ashland Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Sanford Pentagon)
2019 Lubbock Christian 95-85 (2OT) Southwestern Oklahoma State Columbus, Ohio (Alumni Hall)
2020 Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham CrossPlex)
2021 Columbus, Ohio (Alumni Hall)
2022 Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham CrossPlex)
2023 Elite Eight: TBA
Final: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

Statistics

Championships by school

School Titles Years
Cal Poly Pomona 5 1982, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2002
North Dakota State[Note 1] 5 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Delta State 3 1989, 1990, 1992
North Dakota[Note 1] 3 1997, 1998, 1999
Central Missouri 2 1984, 2018
California (PA) 2 2004, 2015
Northern Kentucky[Note 1] 2 2000, 2008
Ashland 2 2013, 2017
Lubbock Christian 2 2016, 2019
Bentley 1 2014
Clayton State 1 2011
Emporia State 1 2010
Grand Valley State 1 2006
Hampton[Note 1] 1 1988
Minnesota State 1 2009
New Haven 1 1988
Shaw 1 2012
South Dakota State[Note 1] 1 2003
Southern Connecticut State 1 2007
Virginia Union 1 1983
Washburn 1 2005

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e As of 2017-18, school is a current member of NCAA Division I.

References

  1. ^ "Championship Central". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2019-03-04. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Central Missouri stuns Ashland to win NCAA Div. II Championship". Argus Leader. Retrieved .

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