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.
To read more about the Ohio State women's basketball dynasty, click here.
For more on the 25th anniversary celebration of women's championships in the Big Ten, visit the website here.