Women's College Basketball Championship History Page

NOTE: UPDATED FOR 2007 TOURNEY!


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Welcome to the WCBCH site. This site tracks the history of the women's college basketball national championships year by year, starting with the first CIAW and NWIT championships in 1969. Sites, seedings, scores...you'll find it all here. (Well, eventually....) As you can see, this page is always under some construction... please be patient!

Hi everybody! It's hard to believe that it has been an entire year. I have updated both the 2006 and 2007 tournament pages to reflect the final results. My next project is to go back and update the tournament records since 2005.

Once again, I would like to thank all of the Sports Information Directors who have shared information with me over the past few months. I would also like to give a special "thank you" to Linda Conn O'Keefe, who played for Towson State College (now Towson University) in the 1969 CIAW tournament, and who was invaluable in helping me complete the bracket for this inaugural tournament. If anyone else has information on any of the CIAW or AIAW tournaments, this will be very useful in making sure this site is as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

Interesting historical note - between 1969 (the first year with an organized women's national championship tournament) and 1999, there were only three years in which men's and women's teams from the same school both made the Final Four in the same year: Indiana in 1973, Georgia in 1983, and Duke in 1999. Since 1999, however, it has happened five years in a row: Oklahoma in 2002, Texas in 2003, Connecticut in 2004 (the only time a school has won the men's and women's championships in the same year), Michigan State in 2005, and Louisiana State in 2006.

I continue to work on information for the National Women's Invitational Tournament from its inception in 1969 through 1981. I am still trying to dig up information on the more recent NWIT tournaments, so if anyone has any relevant information, I would of course be more than happy to accept it and add it to the site!

As always, as you are looking through the site, if you find any discrepancies, please bring them to my attention. This information is all based on NCAA public records and newspaper coverage, but there may have been mistakes in transcriptions. Also, any suggestions/recommendation/game scores or results will be most welcome, especially information concerning the CIAW/AIAW years.

Historical Overview

Summary of yearly winners

NCAA Tournament Performance Records

Combined AIAW/NCAA Tournament Performance Records

Year-by-year brackets and results:

CIAW Tournaments AIAW Tournaments NCAA Tournaments NWIT Tournaments

1969 - CIAW           1969 - NWIT    
1970 - CIAW           1970 - NWIT    
1971 - CIAW   1981 - AIAW   1991 - NCAA 2001 - NCAA 1971 - NWIT 1981 - NWIT 1991 - NWIT
  1972 - AIAW 1982 - AIAW 1982 - NCAA 1992 - NCAA 2002 - NCAA 1972 - NWIT 1982 - NWIT 1992 - NWIT
  1973 - AIAW   1983 - NCAA 1993 - NCAA 2003 - NCAA 1973 - NWIT 1983 - NWIT 1993 - NWIT
  1974 - AIAW   1984 - NCAA 1994 - NCAA 2004 - NCAA 1974 - NWIT 1984 - NWIT 1994 - NWIT
  1975 - AIAW   1985 - NCAA 1995 - NCAA 2005 - NCAA 1975 - NWIT 1985 - NWIT 1995 - NWIT
  1976 - AIAW   1986 - NCAA 1996 - NCAA 2006 - NCAA 1976 - NWIT 1986 - NWIT 1996 - NWIT
  1977 - AIAW   1987 - NCAA 1997 - NCAA 2007 - NCAA 1977 - NWIT 1987 - NWIT 1997 - NWIT
  1978 - AIAW   1988 - NCAA 1998 - NCAA   1978 - NWIT 1988 - NWIT 1998 - NWIT
  1979 - AIAW   1989 - NCAA 1999 - NCAA   1979 - NWIT 1989 - NWIT  
  1980 - AIAW   1990 - NCAA 2000 - NCAA   1980 - NWIT 1990 - NWIT  

Year-by-year summaries:

CIAW Tournaments AIAW Tournaments NCAA Tournaments

    1981 - AIAW   1991 - NCAA  
  1972 - AIAW 1982 - AIAW 1982 - NCAA 1992 - NCAA  
  1973 - AIAW   1983 - NCAA 1993 - NCAA  
  1974 - AIAW   1984 - NCAA 1994 - NCAA  
  1975 - AIAW   1985 - NCAA 1995 - NCAA  
  1976 - AIAW   1986 - NCAA 1996 - NCAA  
  1977 - AIAW   1987 - NCAA 1997 - NCAA  
  1978 - AIAW   1988 - NCAA 1998 - NCAA  
1969 - CIAW 1979 - AIAW   1989 - NCAA 1999 - NCAA  
1970 - CIAW 1980 - AIAW   1990 - NCAA 2000 - NCAA  
1971 - CIAW          


This site last revised on April 5, 2007.
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