The National Championship for women's college basketball was first held by the NCAA in 1982. Previous to the creation of an NCAA tournament, other women's college sports organizations such as the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) organized championships. The AIAW was discontinued after the 1982 season, so there are subsequently two champions for that season.
- 1969-1972: Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (CIAW)
- 1973-1982: Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW)
|1969||West Chester||65-39||Western Carolina|
|1970||Cal State Fullerton||50-46||West Chester|
|1971||Mississippi State College for Women||57-55||West Chester|
|1974||Immaculata||68-53||Mississippi State College for Women|
|1979||Old Dominion||75-65||Louisiana Tech|