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List of NCAA schools with the most AIAW Division I national championships

Listed below are the colleges and universities with the most AIAW top-level sanctioned team championships. Before the NCAA began sponsoring women's collegiate sports, the AIAW operated as a national organizing body, conducted tournaments, and awarded national championships for women's sports from 1972 to 1982.[1][2] Its predecessor within the same overall organization was the Division for Girls' and Women's Sports (DGWS), which sponsored competition and conducted team championships in eight sports from the 1967–68 year through the winter of the 1971–72 year, at which time the AIAW came into being. The table below includes AIAW and DGWS championships won both before and after the existence of divisions. Results are included for the Large College Division, which was later renamed Division I.


AIAW Division I team championshipsEdit

The schools on this list currently compete in NCAA Division I except where noted.

Institution Location Founded Type Nickname Total AIAW DI titles
Arizona State University Phoenix metropolitan area 1885 Public Sun Devils 18
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 1919 Public Bruins 10
West Chester University of Pennsylvania* West Chester, Pennsylvania 1871 Public Golden Rams 6
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida 1925 Public Hurricanes 6
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 1880 Private Trojans 6
Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania 1855 Public Nittany Lions 6
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 1858 Public Cyclones 5
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870 Public Buckeyes 5 §
Long Beach State University Long Beach, California 1949 Public 49ers 5
Texas Woman's University* Denton, Texas 1901 Public Pioneers 4
University of Texas Austin, Texas 1883 Public Longhorns 4
Delta State University* Cleveland, Mississippi 1924 Public Lady Statesmen 3
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida 1851 Public Seminoles 3
Immaculata University Malvern, Pennsylvania 1920 Private Mighty Macs 3
California State University, Northridge Northridge, Los Angeles, California 1958 Public Matadors 3
Springfield College Springfield, Massachusetts 1885 Private Pride 3
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois 1869 Public Salukis 3
Utah State University Logan, Utah 1888 Public Aggies 3

13 schools with two titles each: Arizona,§ Cal State Fullerton, Clarion State, Florida, Middlebury, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, Pasadena City College, Prairie View A&M, Stanford, Sul Ross State, Tulsa, Utah.
30 schools with one title each: Cal State Hayward, Colorado, Dartmouth, Furman, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Mississippi State College for Women, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina Greensboro, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Omaha, Rollins, Rutgers, Southern Methodist, Southwest Missouri State, Temple, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas El Paso, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Yale.
No divisions (most sports) in 1967–1979 (includes DGWS). Large College Division (5 sports only) in 1974 (varies)–1979. Division I in 1979–1982
* Now competes in NCAA Division II.
Now competes in NCAA Division III.
§ Includes a tie for the 1980 synchronized swimming title.
Note: John F. Kennedy College won the first three softball national championships in 1969–71. The school closed in 1975.

Sports with AIAW/DGWS team championships by yearEdit

Year Badminton Basketball Cross
Fencing Field
Golf Gymnastics Lacrosse Rowing Skiing Soccer Softball Slow-pitch
& diving
Tennis Track & field
Track & field
Volleyball Total
1967–68  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  Y  N  N  N  N  N 1
1968–69  N  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  N 5
1969–70  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 8
1970–71  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 8
1971–72  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 8
1972–73  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 8
1973–74  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 8
1974–75  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 8
1975–76  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y 10
1976–77  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 13
1977–78  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 13
1978–79  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 13
1979–80  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 15
1980–81  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 17
1981–82  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 19
Totals 13 14 7 3 7 13 14 2 1 6 1 14 2 15 6 6 3 14 13 154

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "NCAA Records To Include More AIAW Information". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  2. ^ "NCAA Basketball Record Book" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-05-24.