NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship
|No. of teams||64|
|Country||NCAA Division II (U.S.)|
|TV partner(s)||CBS Sports Network|
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. The Pentagon will also host the Elite Eight in 2018. The 2017 Elite Eight will be held in Columbus, Ohio at Alumni Hall on the campus of Ohio Dominican University.
Championships by school
|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|
|Grand Valley State||1||2006|
|South Dakota State[Note 1]||1||2003|
|Southern Connecticut State||1||2007|
- NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship
- NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship
- NAIA Women's Basketball Championships
- As of 2016, school is a current member of NCAA Division I.
- "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.
- "2014–18 NCAA Championship Sites". National Collegiate Athletic Association. October 2, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015.