Games were at campus sites from 1992-1994, then were played at the same location as the men's tournament, beginning in 1995.
Beginning in 2012, the WCC adopted a new format to incorporate a ninth team (BYU). In 2012 and 2013, the tournament started on Wednesday instead of Friday, and a first round 8 vs. 9 game was added. The winner of the 8/9 game played the 5 seed on Day 2 of the Tournament (Thursday). The 6 vs. 7 match took place that same day. Day 3, or the Quarterfinals (Friday), featured the winner of the 5/8/9 game playing the 4 seed and the winner of the 6/7 game playing the 3 seed. The top two seeds entered in the semifinals on Saturday. All teams were off on Sunday (all WCC members are private, faith-based schools, and BYU has a strict policy against Sunday play), and the championship game was played Monday on ESPNU. BYUtv Sports showed all games on the women's side except for the championship.
The format changed to a traditional 10-team tournament with the addition of Pacific for the 2013–14 season.
At the end of each tournament, an all-tournament team is named, with one individual selected as Most Valuable Player. Two players have earned MVP honors more than once—Valere Gillom of San Francisco twice, and Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga three times.