NAIA Women's Basketball Championships

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NAIA Women's Basketball Championships
Sport Basketball
Founded 1981
No. of teams 32
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s)

DI Oklahoma City

DII University of Saint Francis (Indiana)
TV partner(s) ESPN3
Official website http://www.naia.org/

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Basketball National Championship has been held annually since 1981. It was established one year before the NCAA Women's Basketball tournament. It was created to crown a women's national title for smaller colleges and universities. Since 1992, the NAIA has sponsored a women's division II championship tournament. Also the entire tournament is played in one city (Frankfort, Kentucky DI, and Sioux City, Iowa DII). Contracts for Frankfort will expire after 2014, and for Sioux City after 2017, pending renewal or selection of a new host city.

Division I[edit]

The NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament is held at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky and is being played there beginning in 2012.[1] The NAIA is the only international intercollegiate athletic association in North America, the NAIA DI Women's Basketball Championship, was the first NAIA Championship to feature a college from outside the United States in the championship game. Simon Fraser University was the national DI runner-up in 1996 and 1997. Southern Nazarene University has the most tournament championships with 7 and most tournament appearances with 9.

Year Champion Score Defeated Arena Location
1981 Kentucky State 73-67 Texas Southern Kansas City, Missouri
1982 Southwestern Oklahoma 80-45 Missouri Southern State Kansas City, Missouri
1983 Southwestern Oklahoma 80-68 Alabama-Huntsville Kansas City, Missouri
1984 North Carolina-Asheville 72-70# Portland (Ore.) Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1985 Southwestern Oklahoma 55-54 Saginaw Valley (Mich.) Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1986 Francis Marion (S.C.) 75-65 Wayland Baptist (Texas) Kansas City, Missouri
1987 Southwestern Oklahoma 60-58 North Georgia Kansas City, Missouri
1988 Oklahoma City 113-95 Claflin (S.C.) Kansas City, Missouri
1989 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 98-96 Claflin (S.C.) Kansas City, Missouri
1990 Southwestern Oklahoma 82-75 Arkansas-Monticello Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1991 Fort Hays State (Kan.) 57-53 Southwestern Oklahoma Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1992 Arkansas Tech 84-68 Wayland Baptist (Texas) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1993 Arkansas Tech 76-75 Union (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1994 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 97-74 David Lipscomb (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1995 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 78-77 Southeastern Oklahoma Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1996 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 80-79 Southeastern Oklahoma Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1997 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 78-73 Union (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1998 Union (Tenn.) 73-70 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
1999 Oklahoma City 72-55 Simon Fraser (B.C.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2000 Oklahoma City 64-55 Simon Fraser (B.C.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2001 Oklahoma City 69-52 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2002 Oklahoma City 82-73 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2003 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 71-70 Oklahoma City Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2004 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 77-61 Oklahoma City Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2005 Union (Tenn.) 67-63 Oklahoma City Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2006 Union (Tenn.) 79-62 Lubbock Christian (Texas) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2007 Lambuth (Tenn.) 63-50 Cumberland (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2008 Vanguard (Calif.) 72-59 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2009 Union (Tenn.) 73-63 Lambuth (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2010 Union (Tenn.) 73-65 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2011 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 65-59 Union (Tenn.) Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee
2012 Oklahoma City 69-48 Union (Tenn.) Frankfort Convention Center Frankfort, Kentucky
2013 Wesmont (California) 71-65 Lee University (Tenn.) Frankfort Convention Center Frankfort, Kentucky
2014 Oklahoma City 80-76 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Frankfort Convention Center Frankfort, Kentucky[2]

# Overtime

Division II[edit]

The NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament is held annually, currently at the Tyson Events Center and Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa.[3] The NAIA and Sioux City have extended the contract until 2014.[4]Northwestern College has the most national titles with four. Hastings College and Morningside College have the second most national titles with three each. Northwestern College has the most tournament championship game appearances with five.

Year Champion Score Defeated Arena Location
1992 Northern State (S.D.) 73-56 Tarleton State (Texas) New PE Building Monmouth, Oregon
1993 Northern Montana 71-68 Northern State (S.D.) New PE Building Monmouth, Oregon
1994 Northern State (S.D.) 48-45 Western Oregon New PE Building Monmouth, Oregon
1995 Western Oregon 75-67 Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) New PE Building Monmouth, Oregon
1996 Western Oregon 80-77 Huron University Hershey Hall Angola, Indiana
1997 Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) 64-46 Black Hills State (S.D.) Hershey Hall Angola, Indiana
1998 Walsh (Ohio) 73-66 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, Iowa
1999 Shawnee State (Ohio) 80-65 St. Francis (Ind.) Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, Iowa
2000 Mary (N.D.) 59-49 Northwestern (Iowa) Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, Iowa
2001 Northwestern (Iowa) 77-50 Albertson (Idaho) Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, Iowa
2002 Hastings (Neb.) 73-69 Cornerstone (Mich.) Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, Iowa
2003 Hastings (Neb.) 59-53 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, Iowa
2004 Morningside (Iowa) 87-74 Cedarville (Ohio) Tyson Events Center & Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2005 Morningside (Iowa) 75-65 Cedarville (Ohio) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2006 Hastings (Neb.) 58-39 Ozarks (Mo.) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2007 Indiana Wesleyan* 48-34 Ozarks (Mo) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2008 Northwestern College (Iowa) 82-75 Ozarks( Mo.) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2009 Morningside (Iowa)& 68-62 Hastings (Neb.) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2010 Northwestern College (Iowa) 85-66 Shawnee State University Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2011 Northwestern College (Iowa) 88-83 Davenport (MI) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2012 Northwestern College (Iowa) 75-62 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2013 Indiana Wesleyan 61-43 Davenport (MI) Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
2014 Saint Francis* 75-68 College of the Ozarks Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa[5]

* Season record of 38-0; first basketball team in NAIA women's history to end season undefeated. & Season record of 38-0; second basketball team in NAIA women's history to end season undefeated.

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