Atlantic Sun Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Campus sites
Played 1986–1991 (as NSWAC Tournament)
1992–2001 (as TAAC Tournament)
2002–present (as ASUN Tournament)
Current champion FGCU
Most championships FIU, Georgia Southern (6)
Official website asunsports.org

The Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is a postseason tournament that determines which team receives the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

The tournament was first held in 1986 by the New South Women's Athletic Conference, a women-only Division I conference. Following the 1990–91 basketball season, the NSWAC was absorbed by the Trans America Athletic Conference, with the TAAC incorporating all NSWAC statistics and records as its own. The conference changed its name to Atlantic Sun Conference in 2002, and rebranded itself as the ASUN Conference in 2016 (though the legal name is still "Atlantic Sun").

For most of its history, the tournament was held at predetermined campus sites, a tradition which started with the inception of the women's tournament. From 2004-07, the tournament was played regularly at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama, though then-conference member Troy was the official host in 2004-05, and the city of Dothan was the host in 2006-07, after Troy had departed for the Sun Belt Conference. Starting in 2008, the tournament moved yet again, this time to Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by Lipscomb. In 2010, the tourney was moved to Macon, Georgia and was hosted by Mercer University through 2013. It then moved to Alico Arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University near Fort Myers, Florida for two seasons. The 2016 tournament began a new era for the event, with all games being held at campus sites. Since then, all games have been hosted by the higher seed of the teams involved.

Tournament Champions[edit]

New South Women's Athletic Conference[edit]

Year Champion Location Host
1986 Florida A&M Gaither Gym, Tallahassee, Florida FAMU
1987 Georgia Southern Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia Georgia Southern
1988 Georgia Southern Edmunds Center, DeLand, Florida Stetson
1989 Stetson GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Georgia State
1990 Georgia Southern Golden Panther Arena, Miami, Florida FIU
1991 University of Miami Gaither Gym, Tallahassee, Florida FAMU

Trans America Athletic Conference[edit]

Year Champion Location Host
1992 FIU Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia Georgia Southern
1993 FIU Golden Panther Arena, Miami, Florida FIU
1994 FIU University Center, Hammond, Louisiana Southeastern Louisiana University
1995 FIU John Kresse Arena, Charleston, South Carolina College of Charleston
1996 UCF University Center, Hammond, Louisiana Southeastern Louisiana University
1997 FIU Edmunds Center, DeLand Florida Stetson
1998 FIU Golden Panther Arena, Miami, Florida FIU
1999 UCF GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Southern
2000 Campbell Pelham Civic Center, Pelham, Alabama ASF (in conjunction with Samford, Jacksonville State and Troy).
2001 Georgia Southern UCF Arena, Orlando, Florida UCF

Atlantic Sun Conference[edit]

Year Champion Location Host[a]
2002 Georgia Southern Trojan Arena, Troy, Alabama Troy
2003 Georgia Southern UCF Arena, Orlando, Florida UCF
2004 Lipscomb Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, Alabama Troy
2005 Stetson Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, Alabama Troy
2006 FAU Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, Alabama Dothan, AL
2007 Belmont Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, Alabama Dothan, AL
2008 ETSU Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee Lipscomb
2009 ETSU Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee Lipscomb
2010 ETSU University Center, Macon, Georgia Mercer
2011 Stetson University Center, Macon, Georgia Mercer
2012 FGCU University Center, Macon, Georgia Mercer
2013 Stetson University Center, Macon, Georgia Mercer
2014 FGCU Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida FGCU
2015 FGCU Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida FGCU
2016 Jacksonville Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida FGCU
  1. ^ Since 2016, refers to host of final game only.

Performance by school[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
Georgia Southern
6
1987, 1988, 1990, 2001, 2002, 2003
FIU
6
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998
Stetson
4
1989, 2005, 2011, 2013
FGCU
3
2012, 2014, 2015
ETSU
3
2008, 2009, 2010
UCF
2
1996, 1999
Jacksonville
1
2016
Belmont
1
2007
Lipscomb
1
2004
Campbell
1
2000
FAU
1
2006
Miami
1
1991
FAMU
1
1986
TOTAL
28

Teams in bold are current ASUN members

See also: Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

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