Big Eight Conference Women's Basketball Championship History
        Sponsored by the Big Eight Conference (1976–1996)
Regular Season Championships Regular Season Champions
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) Year Champion Head Coach
Colorado 1977–1996 4 1st (numerous) 1983 Kansas State Lynn Hickey
Iowa State 1977–1996 0 T–4th (1986) 1984 Missouri† Joann Rutherford
Kansas 1976–1996 3 1st (1992, 1996)   Kansas State† Lynn Hickey
Kansas State 1976–1996 3 1st (1983) 1985 Missouri Joann Rutherford
Missouri 1976–1996 4 1st (1985, 1990) 1986 Oklahoma Maura McHugh
Nebraska 1976–1996 1 1st (1988) 1987 Kansas State† Matilda Mossman
Oklahoma 1976–1996 1 1st (1986)   Kansas† Marian Washington
Oklahoma State 1976–1996 1 1st (1991)   Missouri† Joann Rutherford
1988 Nebraska Angela Beck
Notes 1989 Colorado Ceal Barry
•The total championships included shared championships as a full championship for total purposes. 1990 Missouri Joann Rutherford
•The conference champion was determined by postseason tournament from 1975–76 through the 1982–83 school year. 1991 Oklahoma State Dick Halterman
1992 Kansas Marian Washington
1993 Colorado Ceal Barry
1994 Colorado Ceal Barry
1995 Colorado Ceal Barry
1996 Kansas Marian Washington
† = Denotes a co-champion.
                           Postseason Tournament Championships
School Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s))
Colorado 4 1st (numerous)
Iowa State 0 T–3rd (1990)
Kansas 6 1st (numerous)
Kansas State 4 1st (numerous)
Missouri 5 1st (numerous)
Nebraska 0 2nd (1977, 1993)
Oklahoma 0 2nd (1985)
Oklahoma State 2 1st (1990, 1991)
                             Postseason Tournament Champions
Year Champion Head Coach
1976 Kansas State Judy Akers
1977 Kansas State Judy Akers
1978 Missouri Joann Rutherford
1979 Kansas Marian Washington
1980 Kansas Marian Washington
1981 Kansas Marian Washington
1982 Kansas State Lynn Hickey
1983 Missouri Joann Rutherford
1984 Kansas State Lynn Hickey
1985 Missouri Joann Rutherford
1986 Missouri Joann Rutherford
1987 Kansas Marian Washington
1988 Kansas Marian Washington
1989 Colorado Ceal Barry
1990 Oklahoma State Dick Halterman
1991 Oklahoma State Dick Halterman
1992 Colorado Ceal Barry
1993 Kansas Marian Washington
1994 Missouri Joann Rutherford
1995 Colorado Ceal Barry
1996 Colorado Ceal Barry
Sources
Big Eight Conference Men's and Women's Fact Book; 1993–94 87th Year/ 31st Edition
Big 12 Conference Inaugural Women's Basketball 1996–97 Media Guide