The Mountain West Conference holds an annual women’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The conference features 11 teams: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.
The Mountain West women’s basketball tournament begins March 1 and runs through March 4.
It began in 2000.
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Read below for a list of past champions.
2019: BOISE STATE
Boise State won a third straight title in 2019. The Broncos defeated Wyoming, 68-51. Braydey Hodgins was named tournament MVP.
2018: BOISE STATE
Boise State defeated Nevada, 62-60, in 2018. Riley Lupfer was named tournament MVP.
2017: BOISE STATE
In 2017, Boise State won the Mountain West with a 66-53 victory over Fresno State. Brooke Pahukoa won a second MVP.
2016: COLORADO STATE
Colorado State narrowly defeated Fresno State, 55-54, in 2016. Elin Gustavsson was named tournament MVP.
2015: BOISE STATE
Boise State defeated New Mexico, 66-60, in 2015. The Broncos’ Brooke Pahukoa was named MVP.
2014: FRESNO STATE
In 2014, Fresno State defeated Colorado 77-68. Taylor Thompson was MVP of the tournament.
2013: FRESNO STATE
Fresno State won its first Mountain West crown in 2013. It defeated San Diego State, 76-70. Ki-Ki Moore was named MVP.
2012: SAN DIEGO STATE
San Diego State won a second title in three years in 2012. The Aztecs defeated New Mexico, 57-43. Chelsea Hopkins was named tournament MVP.
In 2011, Utah needed overtime to beat TCU. It won 52-47. Janita Badon was named tournament MVP
2010: SAN DIEGO STATE
San Diego State needed overtime to knock off Utah in 2010. It won 70-60. Quenese Davis was named MVP.
Utah finally won the Mountain West again in 2009, defeating San Diego State 63-58. Morgan Warburton was named MVP.
2008: NEW MEXICO
New Mexico won a fifth Mountain West title in 2008. It defeated San Diego State, 62-59. Dionne Marsh won a third MVP in 2008.
2007: NEW MEXICO
New Mexico won another title in 2007, defeating BYU 63-49. Dionne Marsh became the first player to win multiple MVPs in 2007.
Utah defeated BYU, 84-60, in 2006. Shona Thorburn was named tournament MVP.
2005: NEW MEXICO
In 2005, New Mexico three-peated as champion. It knocked off Utah 47-37. Dionne Marsh was named MVP.
2004: NEW MEXICO
New Mexico became the first repeat winner in 2004, defeating Utah, 71-50. Lindsey Ardnt was named MVP.
2003: NEW MEXICO
New Mexico won the title in 2003. It defeated BYU, 52-46. Jordan Adams won the MVP award.
BYU won its second Mountain West title in 2002. It defeated UNLV, 61-46. Erin Thorn was named MVP.
2001: COLORADO STATE
Colorado State edged BYU, 59-56, in 2001 to win the conference title. Heather Haanen was named tournament MVP.
Utah defeated BYU, 61-47, in the first-ever Mountain West title game in 2000. Tiana Fuertes was named tournament MVP.