NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship

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1982 Final Four[edit]

Held in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, the 1982 Women's Final Four Basketball Tournament was the first sponsored by the NCAA. Featuring host Elizabethtown College, Clark College (Massachusetts), Pomona College (California) and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (North Carolina), the tournament was played in a classic field house over a three day period. In the first game of the National Semi-Final, Elizabethtown took control right from the tip-off against Clark College and easily cruised to a 71-51 victory. In the second game of the Final Four, Pomona College took the lead early in the game but North Carolina Greensboro battled back to tie the game at 56 with six minutes to play. Greensboro then went on a run and pulled away for a 77-66 win. Elizabethtown and Greensboro turned the championship game into an epic battle of lead changes and shifts in momentum. Last second heroics by Greensboro sent the game into overtime, but Elizabthtown came up with the final stop in overtime to win 67-66 in overtime. Television coverage was provided by a fledgling ESPN while exclusive radio coverage was provided by KSPC Radio - Pomona College's tiny KSPC sports broadcasting group with Geoff Willis (Pomona College '83) and James Timmerman (Pomona College '82) providing the play by play and color. ESPN was so embryonic that the game was broadcast multiple times during the following two weeks and ESPN hired the KSPC Radio staff to help with background and color research about the players and the teams.

Past champions[edit]

NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Sport College basketball
Founded 1982
No. of teams 64
Country NCAA Division III (U.S.)
Most recent champion(s) Thomas More College
Official website NCAA.com
Year Champion Score Beat
1982 Elizabethtown 67–66 (OT) UNC Greensboro
1983 North Central 83–71 Elizabethtown
1984 Rust 51–49 Elizabethtown
1985 Scranton 68–59 New Rochelle
1986 Salem State 89–85 Bishop
1987 Wis.–Stevens Point 81–74 Concordia (Moorhead)
1988 Concordia (Moorhead) 65–57 St. John Fisher
1989 Elizabethtown 66–65 Cal State Stanislaus
1990 Hope 65–63 St. John Fisher
1991 St. Thomas (MN) 73–55 Muskingum
1992 Alma 79–75 Moravian
1993 Central (IA) 71–63 Capital
1994 Capital 82–63 Washington (MO)
1995 Capital 59–55 Wis.–Oshkosh
1996 Wis.–Oshkosh 66–50 Mount Union
1997 NYU 72–70 Wis.–Eau Claire
1998 Washington (MO) 77–69 Southern Maine
1999 Washington (MO) 74–65 St. Benedict
2000 Washington (MO) 79–33 Southern Maine
2001 Washington (MO) 67–45 Messiah
2002 Wis.–Stevens Point 67–65 St. Lawrence
2003 Trinity (Texas) 60–58[1] Eastern Connecticut State
2004 Wilmington (Ohio) 59–53[2] Bowdoin
2005 Millikin 70–50[3] Randolph–Macon
2006 Hope 69–56 Southern Maine
2007 DePauw 55–52 Washington (MO)
2008 Howard Payne 68–54 Messiah (Pa.)
2009 George Fox 60–53[4] Washington (MO)
2010 Washington (MO) 65–59[5] Hope
2011 Amherst 64–55 Washington (MO)
2012 Illinois Wesleyan 57–48[6] George Fox
2013 DePauw 69-51 Wisconsin-Whitewater
2014 FDU-Florham 80-72 [7] Whitman
2015 Thomas More 83-63 [1] George Fox

Championships by school[edit]

School Titles Years
Washington (MO) 5 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010
DePauw 2 2007, 2013
Hope 2 1990, 2006
Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2 1987, 2002
Capital 2 1994, 1995
Elizabethtown 2 1982, 1989
Thomas More 1 2015
Farleigh Dickinson-Florham 1 2014
Illinois Wesleyan 1 2012
Amherst 1 2011
George Fox 1 2009
Howard Payne 1 2008
Millikin 1 2005
Wilmington (OH) 1 2004
Trinity (TX) 1 2003
NYU 1 1997
Wisconsin–Oshkosh 1 1996
Central (IA) 1 1993
Alma 1 1992
St. Thomas (MN) 1 1991
Concordia (Moorhead) 1 1988
Salem State 1 1986
Scranton 1 1985
Rust 1 1984
North Central 1 1983

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