The Big Ten Conference holds an annual women’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The conference tournament begins March 4 and runs through March 8.
The women’s basketball tournament began in 1995.
Read below for a list of past tournament champions.
Megan Gustafson and the Hawkeyes won the Big Ten in 2019. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Iowa on the Big Ten over Maryland in 2019, 90-76. Megan Gustafson was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player (MOP).
2018: OHIO STATE
In 2018, Ohio State reclaimed the Big Ten title. They defeated Maryland, 79-69. Kelsey Mitchell was MOP of the tournament.
Maryland won a third straight title in 2017. They defeated Purdue, 74-64. Brionna Jones was named tournament MOP.
Maryland repeated as champions in 2016. The Terrapins defeated Michigan State, 60-44. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was tournament MOP.
Maryland won the Big Ten for the first time in 2015. They defeated Ohio State, 77-74. Lexie Brown was named tournament MOP.
Nebraska won its first Big Ten title in 2014. They defeated Iowa, 72-65. Rachel Theriot was named MOP.
In 2013, Purdue won its ninth Big Ten title. They defeated Michigan State, 62-47. Drey Mingo was named MOP.
Purdue won its first Big Ten title since 2008. The Boilermakers defeated Nebraska, 74-70, in 2012. Brittany Rayburn was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
2011: OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes won a third straight title in 2011. They defeated Penn State, 84-70. Jantel Lavender won a third consecutive MOP award.
2010: OHIO STATE
Ohio State won the Big Ten over Iowa, 66-64. Jantel Lavender was named MOP for a second straight year.
2009: OHIO STATE
Jantel Lavender, left, is the only three-time Big Ten Tournament MOP winner. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Ohio State started its reign in the Big Ten in 2009. The Buckeyes defeated Purdue, 67-66. Jantel Lavender was named MOP.
In 2008, Purdue repeated as champions. The Boilermakers edged Illinois 58-56. FahKara Malone was named MOP.
Purdue won the title in 2007. They defeated Ohio State, 64-52. Katie Gearlds won the MOP award.
2006: OHIO STATE
Ohio State won the conference in 2006. The Buckeyes defeated Purdue, 63-60. Brandie Hoskins won the MOP award.
2005: MICHIGAN STATE
Michigan State won its first Big Ten title. They defeated Minnesota, 54-49. Kristin Haynie was named tournament MOP.
Purdue won a fifth conference title in 2004. They edged out Penn State, 59-58. Sherka Wright became the first multi-MOP winner.
Purdue won the conference tournament in 2003. They defeated Ohio State, 67-65. Sherka Wright won the Most Outstanding Player award.
Indiana won its first conference title in 2002. The Hoosiers knocked off Penn State, 75-72. Heather Cassidy was named MOP.
Iowa reclaimed Big Ten glory in 2001. They defeated Purdue, 75-70. Cara Consuegra was named MOP.
Purdue won a third consecutive Big Ten title against Penn State, 71-63. Helen Darling was named MOP.
Purdue repeated as conference champions in 1999. The Boilermakers defeated Illinois, 80-76. Stephanie White was named tournament MOP.
Purdue won the Big Ten in 1998, 59-49, over Penn State. Andrea Garner, of Penn State, was named MOP.
In 1997, Iowa won the Big Ten. They defeated Illinois, 63-56. Angela Hamblin was named tournament MOP.
1996: PENN STATE
Penn State won the second-ever Big Ten Conference tournament in 1995. They defeated Purdue, 71-69. Angie Potthoff was tournament MOP.
1995: PENN STATE
Penn State won the first Big Ten Conference tournament in 1995. They beat Ohio State, 68-63. Miss Masley was named tournament MOP.