Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Number of teams 10
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current location Moline, Illinois
Played 1983, 1987–1992 (as Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament)
1993–present (as MVC Tournament)
Current champion Drake
Most championships Missouri State Lady Bears (10)
Official website MVC-Sports.com Women's Basketball

The Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament is an annual basketball tournament which features the women's basketball teams of each of the Missouri Valley Conference member universities. The tournament determines which MVC team receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

First held at the end of the 1982–83 basketball season, the tournament was originally conducted by the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference, a women's sports conference formed in that school year by six MVC members plus four members of what is now known as the Summit League. In 1985, the Gateway took on football as its only men's sport. Following the 1991–92 school year, the MVC absorbed the women's side of the Gateway (which by that time had eight MVC members) and spun off its football side into what is now the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The MVC maintains all historic records of Gateway women's sports.

Tournament champions by year[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Location
1983 Illinois State 62-54 Southern Illinois None Selected Normal, Illinois
1984 No Tournament
1985 No Tournament
1986 No Tournament
1987 Southern Illinois 53-51 Eastern Illinois None Selected Carbondale, Illinois
1988 Eastern Illinois 80-79 Illinois State None Selected Normal, Illinois
1989 Illinois State 70-53 Southern Illinois None Selected Normal, Illinois
1990 Southern Illinois 71-54 Illinois State Amy Rakers, Southern Illinois Carbondale, Illinois
1991 Southwest Missouri State[a] 74-61 Southern Illinois None Selected Springfield, Missouri
1992 Southwest Missouri State[a] 86-69 Southern Illinois None Selected Springfield, Missouri
1993 Southwest Missouri State[a] 54-53 Southern Illinois None Selected Springfield, Missouri
1994 Southwest Missouri State[a] 88-71 Creighton Tina Robbins, Southwest Missouri State Springfield, Missouri
1995 Drake 71-68 (OT) Southwest Missouri State[a] Tricia Wakely, Drake Springfield, Missouri
1996 Southwest Missouri State[a] 59-56 Illinois State LaTanya Davis, Southwest Missouri State Des Moines, Iowa
1997 Drake 78-59 Wichita State Keisha Cox, Drake Springfield, Missouri
1998 Drake 73-59 Southwest Missouri State[a] Tammi Blackstone, Drake Springfield, Missouri
1999 Evansville 75-72 (OT) Creighton Shyla McKibbon, Evansville Des Moines, Iowa
2000 Drake 70-67 Southwest Missouri State[a] Jackie Stiles, Southwest Missouri State Springfield, Missouri
2001 Southwest Missouri State[a] 84-69 Drake Jackie Stiles, Southwest Missouri State Springfield, Missouri
2002 Creighton 77-74 Drake Christy Neneman, Creighton Springfield, Missouri
2003 Southwest Missouri State[a] 64-55 Indiana State Kari Koch, Southwest Missouri State Des Moines, Iowa
2004 Southwest Missouri State[a] 74-67 Drake Jenni Lingor, Missouri State Springfield, Missouri
2005 Illinois State 72-70 Indiana State Jaci McCormack, Illinois State Normal, Illinois
2006 Missouri State 64-55 Indiana State Kari Koch, Missouri State Springfield, Missouri
2007 Drake 65-64 (OT) Creighton Lindsay Whorton, Drake Des Moines, Iowa
2008 Illinois State 70-62 Drake Kristi Cirone, Illinois State St. Charles, Missouri
2009 Evansville 47-45 Creighton Ashley Austin, Evansville St. Charles, Missouri
2010 Northern Iowa 54-53 Creighton Lizzie Boeck, Northern Iowa St. Charles, Missouri
2011 Northern Iowa 69-41 Missouri State Kalin, JacquiJacqui Kalin, Northern Iowa St. Charles, Missouri
2012 Creighton 53-38 Drake Tritz, CarliCarli Tritz, Creighton St. Charles, Missouri
2013 Wichita State 69-65 Illinois State Harden, AlexAlex Harden, Wichita State St. Charles, Missouri
2014 Wichita State 73-49 Drake Harden, AlexAlex Harden, Wichita State St. Charles, Missouri
2015 Wichita State 85-71 Missouri State Harden, AlexAlex Harden, Wichita State St. Charles, Missouri
2016 Missouri State 73-49 Northern Iowa Snow, TyonnaTyonna Snow, Missouri State Moline, Illinois
2017 Drake 74-69 (OT)[1] Northern Iowa Ingle, CaitlinCaitlin Ingle, Drake Moline, Illinois
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Became Missouri State effective with the 2005–06 school year.

Tournament championships by school[edit]

School # of Tournament Championships Last Tournament Championship
Missouri State 10 2016
Drake 6 2017
Illinois State 4 2008
Creighton 2 2012
Evansville 2 2009
Northern Iowa 2 2011
Southern Illinois 2 1990
Wichita State 3 2015
Eastern Illinois 1 1988
  • Former member of the MVC

References[edit]

External links[edit]

MVC Women's Basketball Media Guide

See also[edit]