List of Big Ten Conference women's basketball regular season champions

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The Big Ten Conference began sponsoring women's basketball during the 1982–83 basketball season. In February 1982 during the 1981–82 season, the conference held a tournament at Michigan State in which Ohio State defeated Illinois 69–66 in the championship game. The conference has listed this in some publications as a regular season championship.

Year Champion National Championship Notes
1982–83 Indiana and Ohio State Big Ten began sponsoring women's basketball
1983–84 Ohio State
1984–85 Ohio State
1985–86 Ohio State
1986–87 Iowa and Ohio State
1987–88 Iowa
1988–89 Iowa and Ohio State
1989–90 Iowa and Northwestern
1990–91 Purdue
1991–92 Iowa
1992–93 Iowa and Ohio State Penn State joins Big Ten Conference
1993–94 Penn State and Purdue
1994–95 Penn State and Purdue
1995–96 Iowa
1996–97 Illinois, Michigan State and Purdue
1997–98 Iowa
1998–99 Purdue Purdue
1999–00 Penn State
2000–01 Purdue
2001–02 Purdue
2002–03 Penn State
2003–04 Penn State
2004–05 Michigan State and Ohio State
2005–06 Ohio State
2006–07 Ohio State
2007–08 Iowa and Ohio State
2008–09 Ohio State
2009–10 Ohio State
2010–11 Michigan State
2011–12 Penn State Nebraska joins Big Ten Conference
2012–13 Penn State
2013–14 Michigan State and Penn State
2014–15 Maryland Maryland and Rutgers join Big Ten Conference
2015–16 Maryland
2016–17 Maryland and Ohio State
2017–18 Ohio State
2018–19 Maryland
2019–20 Maryland and Northwestern
2020–21 Maryland
2021–22 Iowa and Ohio State

Championships by school[edit]

School Big Ten
Championships
Year
Ohio State 16 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2022
Iowa 10 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2022
Penn State 8 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014
Purdue 7 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Maryland 6 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
Michigan State 4 1997, 2005, 2011, 2014
Northwestern 2 1990, 2020
Indiana 1 1983
Illinois 1 1997
Michigan 0
Minnesota 0
Nebraska 0
Wisconsin 0
Rutgers 0

Bold indicates an outright championship.

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