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Women’s Division I NCAA tournament

2015 tournament

Locations, dates:

Selection show: March 8, NCAA.com

First round: Campus sites, March 14.

Frozen Four: Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, March 20 and 22

Qualifying teams: 8

Format: The top four teams according to the selection criteria will be seeded 1-4. The remaining four teams will be placed in the bracket based on relative strength as long as these pairings do not result in additional flights. All rounds are single elimination.

Automatic qualifiers: Postseason tournament champions from CHA, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East and WCHA

NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey committee:

Jack McDonald, Quinnipiac athletic director (chair)

Sarah Fraser, Brown associate athletic director

Mark Johnson, Wisconsin coach

• TBA

First round
Semifinal
Final
Champion
March 14
March 20
March 22
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Future sites

2016
Frozen Four: Whittemore Center Arena, Durham, N.H., March 18-20

2017
Frozen Four: Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo., March 17-19

2018
Frozen Four: Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, March 16-18

NCAA champions

YearChampionRunner-upSite
2014ClarksonMinnesotaHamden, Conn.
2013MinnesotaBoston UniversityMinneapolis
2012MinnesotaWisconsinDuluth, Minn.
2011WisconsinBoston UniversityErie, Pa.
2010Minnesota-DuluthCornellMinneapolis
2009WisconsinMercyhurstBoston
2008Minnesota-DuluthWisconsinDuluth, Minn.
2007WisconsinMinnesota-DuluthLake Placid, N.Y.
2006WisconsinMinnesotaMinneapolis
2005MinnesotaHarvardDurham, N.H.
2004MinnesotaHarvardProvidence, R.I.
2003Minnesota-DuluthHarvardDuluth, Minn.
2002Minnesota-DuluthBrownDurham, N.H.
2001Minnesota-DuluthSt. LawrenceMinneapolis
2000*MinnesotaBrownBoston
1999*HarvardNew HampshireMinneapolis
1998*New HampshireBrownBoston

* — National Championship sponsored by the AWCHA, not the NCAA, from 1998 to 2000

NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player

YearWinner, Position, School
2014Jamie Lynn Rattray, F, Clarkson
2013Noora Raty, G, Minnesota
2012Noora Raty, G, Minnesota
2011Meghan Duggan, F, Wisconsin and Hilary Knight, F, Wisconsin
2010Emmanuelle Blais, F, Minnesota-Duluth
2009Jessie Vetter, G, Wisconsin
2008Kim Martin, G, Minnesota-Duluth
2007Sara Bauer, F, Wisconsin
2006Jessie Vetter, G, Wisconsin
2005Natalie Darwitz, F, Minnesota
2004Krissy Wendell, F, Minnesota
2003Caroline Ouellette, D, Minnesota-Duluth
2002Kristy Zamora, F, Brown
2001Maria Rooth, F, Minnesota-Duluth
2000Erica Killewald, G, Minnesota
1999Jennifer Botterill, F, Harvard
1998Winny Brodt, D, New Hampshire
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