Tournament Trivia Tidbits: Game 6
March 2, 2007
In which season did the Big Ten Conference officially begin women's basketball competition?
The Big Ten Conference started officially recognizing women's cham pionships during the 1982-83 season.
Ohio State women's basketball became one of the first dynasties in Big Ten female athletics, claiming the first five conference titles from 1983-87. Led by head coach Tara Van Derveer, the Buckeyes tallied a 15-3 conference record to claim the first officially recognized Big Ten championship in 1982. The squad also defended the floor of St. John Arena with a perfect 14-0 home record. The Buckeyes amassed a conference record of 86-7 during the era.