NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship

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NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1982
No. of teams 64
Country NCAA Division II (U.S.)
Most recent
champion(s)
Lubbock Christian
TV partner(s) CBS Sports Network
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship 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 most recent 2016 Elite Eight was split between the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, with the quarterfinals and semifinals held in Sioux Falls and the final in Indianapolis. The NCAA chose to hold the 2016 women's finals in all three of its divisions at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which also hosted the women's Division I Final Four, because the 2015–16 season was the 25th in which the NCAA sponsored national championships in women's basketball.[1] The Pentagon will also host the Elite Eight in 2018.[2] The 2017 Elite Eight will be held in Columbus, Ohio at Alumni Hall on the campus of Ohio Dominican University.[2]

Championships[edit]

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 Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield Civic Center)
1984 Central Missouri State 80–73 Virginia Union Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield Civic Center)
1985 Cal Poly Pomona 80–69 Central Missouri State Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield Civic Center)
1986 Cal Poly Pomona 70–63 North Dakota State Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield Civic Center)
1987 New Haven 77–75 Cal Poly Pomona Springfield, Massachusetts (Springfield Civic Center)
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 Columbus, Ohio (Alumni Hall)
2018 Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Sanford Pentagon)

Championships by school[edit]

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
California (PA) 2 2004, 2015
Northern Kentucky[Note 1] 2 2000, 2008
Ashland 1 2013
Bentley 1 2014
Central Missouri 1 1984
Clayton State 1 2011
Emporia State 1 2010
Grand Valley State 1 2006
Hampton[Note 1] 1 1988
Lubbock Christian 1 2016
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[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e As of 2016, school is a current member of NCAA Division I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Final Four sites for 2017–20 includes record fourth for New Orleans" (Press release). National Collegiate Athletic Association. November 17, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "2014–18 NCAA Championship Sites". National Collegiate Athletic Association. October 2, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 

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