West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
|West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference Basketball Championship|
|Conference||West Coast Conference|
|Number of teams||9 (10 in 2014)|
|Current stadium||Orleans Arena|
|Current location||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Most championships||Gonzaga (5)|
|TV partner(s)||BYUtv, ESPNU|
|Official website||WCCSports.com Women's Basketball|
The West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament is the annual concluding tournament for the NCAA college basketball in the West Coast Conference. The winner receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. The championship is broadcast nationally on ESPNU.
Games were at campus sites from 1992-1994, then were played at the same location as the men's tournament, beginning in 1995.
Beginning in 2012, the WCC adopted a new format to incorporate a ninth team (BYU). In 2012 and 2013, the tournament started on Wednesday instead of Friday, and a first round 8 vs. 9 game was added. The winner of the 8/9 game played the 5 seed on Day 2 of the Tournament (Thursday). The 6 vs. 7 match took place that same day. Day 3, or the Quarterfinals (Friday), featured the winner of the 5/8/9 game playing the 4 seed and the winner of the 6/7 game playing the 3 seed. The top two seeds entered in the semifinals on Saturday. All teams were off on Sunday (all WCC members are private, faith-based schools, and BYU has a strict policy against Sunday play), and the championship game was played Monday on ESPNU. BYUtv Sports showed all games on the women's side except for the championship.
At the end of each tournament, an all-tournament team is named, with one individual selected as Most Valuable Player. Two players have earned MVP honors more than once—Valere Gillom of San Francisco twice, and Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga three times.
Past WCC Women's Basketball Tournament results
|1992||Santa Clara||San Francisco||SCU Campus||Melissa King, Santa Clara|
|1993||San Diego||Santa Clara||SCU Campus||Jill Shaver, San Diego|
|1994||Portland||Gonzaga||Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara, California||Amy Claboe, Portland|
|1995||San Francisco||Portland||Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara, California||Valerie Gillon, San Francisco|
|1996||San Francisco||Portland||Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara, California||Valerie Gillon, San Francisco|
|1997||San Francisco||Portland||Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, California||Brittany Lindhe, San Francisco|
|1998||Santa Clara||St. Mary's||Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara, California||Lisa Sacco, Santa Clara|
|1999||Saint Mary's||Pepperdine||Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara, California||Tracy Morris, Saint Mary's|
|2000||San Diego||Pepperdine||Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara, California||Jessica Gray, San Diego|
|2001||Saint Mary's||Loyola Marymount||Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California||Jermisha Dosty, Saint Mary's|
|2002||Pepperdine||Santa Clara||Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California||Damaris Hinojosa, Pepperdine|
|2003||Pepperdine||Santa Clara||Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California||Kendra Rhea, Santa Clara|
|2004||Loyola Marymount||Gonzaga||Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California||Adrianne Slaughter, Loyola Marymount|
|2005||Santa Clara||Gonzaga||Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California||Michelle Cozad, Santa Clara|
|2006||Pepperdine||Santa Clara||McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington||Daphanie Kennedy, Pepperdine|
|2007||Gonzaga||Loyola Marymount||Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon||Heather Bowman, Gonzaga|
|2008||San Diego||Gonzaga||Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California||Amanda Rego, San Diego|
|2009||Gonzaga||San Diego||Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga|
|2010||Gonzaga||Pepperdine||Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga|
|2011||Gonzaga||Saint Mary's||Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga|
|2012||BYU||Gonzaga||Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Haley Steed, BYU|
|2013||Gonzaga||San Diego||Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Haiden Palmer, Gonzaga|
Performance by school
||2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013|
||1993, 2000, 2008|
||2002, 2003, 2006|
||1992, 1998, 2005|
||1995, 1996, 1997|
- "WCC Tournament Recaps" (PDF). 2010–11 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Media Guide. West Coast Conference. pp. 71–73. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- "2011 WCC Women's Basketball All-Tournament Team Announced" (Press release). West Coast Conference. March 7, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- Associated Press (March 11, 2013). "Gonzaga Heads to Post Season Defeating San Diego". West Coast Conference. Retrieved March 12, 2013.