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INDIANAPOLIS -- Three programs are making their first appearance in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, while two are celebrating being selected more than 30 times in the 32-year history of the event, as the 64-team field of competitors was announced Monday by the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.

Earning No. 1 seeds are Baylor (32-1); Notre Dame (31-1); Connecticut (29-4) and Stanford (31-2). Baylor, Notre Dame and Stanford each won their respective conference regular season and tournament titles in the Big 12, Big East and Pac-12 Conferences, respectively, while Connecticut was an at-large selection from the Big East.

Thirty-one conferences were granted automatic bids for the championship and the remaining 33 teams were selected at-large.

First- and second-round games will be played at 16 sites Saturday, March 23, thru Tuesday, March 26, with the 16 second-round winners moving on to the four regional sites.  The Bridgeport Regional (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Conn.) and the Spokane Regional (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash.) will be played on Saturday, March 30, and Monday, April 1, while the Norfolk Regional (Ted Constant Center, Norfolk, Va.) and the Oklahoma City Regional (Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla.) will be held Sunday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 2. The four regional winners will advance to the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four April 7 and 9 in New Orleans (New Orleans Arena).

Tennessee continues its appearance streak, participating now in all 32 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships. Second on the all-time appearance list is Georgia, making its 30th overall appearance. California Polytechnic State, Quinnipiac and Wichita State are making their first NCAA tournament appearance this year.

In the history of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, 14 schools have captured the national title. Tennessee leads the way with eight championships followed by Connecticut with seven. Baylor is the defending national champion after claiming the 2012 title in Denver with an 80-61 win against Notre Dame in the title game, making history as the first college basketball program, men or women, to go 40-0. Interesting to note that the 2013 No. 1 seed line is identical to 2012, with Baylor, Notre Dame, Connecticut and Stanford all seeded No. 1 to start the championship. Those four advanced to the 2012 Women’s Final Four a year ago.

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS
CONFERENCE TEAM RECORD PREVIOUS APP. WON LOST LAST APP.
America East Albany (N.Y.) 27-3 1 0 1 2012
Atlantic Coast Duke 30-2 19 49 19 2012
Atlantic Sun Stetson 24-8 2 0 2 2011
Atlantic 10 Saint Joseph’s 23-8 11 6 11 2000
Big East Notre Dame 31-1 19 37 18 2012
Big Sky Montana 23-7 19 6 19 2011
Big South Liberty 27-6 14 2 14 2012
Big Ten Purdue 24-8 22 44 21 2012
Big 12 Baylor 32-1 11 28 9 2012
Big West Cal Poly 21-10 FIRST APPEARANCE
Colonial Delaware 30-3 3 1 3 2012
Conference USA Tulsa 16-16 1 1 1 2006
Horizon Green Bay 29-2 13 6 13 2012
Ivy Princeton 22-6 3 0 3 2012
Metro Atlantic Marist 26-6 8 4 7 2012
Mid-American Central Michigan 21-11 2 0 2 1984
Mid-Eastern Hampton 28-5 6 0 6 2012
Missouri Valley Wichita State 24-9 FIRST APPEARANCE
Mountain West Fresno State 24-8 5 0 5 2012
Northeast Quinnipiac 30-2 FIRST APPEARANCE
Ohio Valley UT Martin 19-14 2 0 2 2012
Pac-12 Stanford 31-2 26 69 24 2012
Patriot Navy 21-11 2 0 2 2012
Southeastern Texas A&M 24-9 10 17 8 2012
Southern Chattanooga 29-3 10 1 10 2010
Southland Oral Roberts 18-12 5 0 5 2008
Southwestern Prairie View 17-14 4 0 4 2012
Summit South Dakota State 25-7 4 0 4 2012
Sun Belt Middle Tennessee 25-7 15 5 15 2012
West Coast Gonzaga 27-5 5 8 5 2012
Western Athletic Idaho 17-15 1 0 1 1985
AT-LARGE SELECTIONS
TEAM Conference Record PREVIOUS App. Won Lost LAST APP.
California Pac-12 28-3 8 5 8 2012
UCLA Pac-12 25-7 11 10 11 2011
Colorado Pac-12 25-6 12 17 12 2004
Connecticut Big East 29-4 24 85 17 2012
Creighton Missouri Valley 24-7 4 2 4 2012
Dayton Atlantic 10 27-2 3 1 3 2012
DePaul Big East 21-11 17 10 17 2012
Florida State Atlantic Coast 22-9 11 12 11 2011
Georgia Southeastern 25-6 29 52 29 2012
Iowa Big Ten 20-12 21 17 21 2012
Iowa State Big 12 23-8 13 16 13 2012
Kansas Big 12 18-13 12 11 12 2012
Kentucky Southeastern 27-5 9 12 9 2012
LSU Southeastern 20-11 21 39 21 2012
Louisville Big East 24-8 15 14 15 2012
Maryland Atlantic Coast 24-7 20 31 19 2012
Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 21-10 8 4 8 2012
Michigan Big Ten 21-10 5 2 5 2012
Michigan State Big Ten 24-8 12 15 12 2012
Nebraska Big Ten 23-8 10 5 10 2012
North Carolina Atlantic Coast 28-6 23 41 22 2011
Oklahoma Big 12 22-10 15 28 15 2012
Oklahoma State Big 12 21-10 10 7 10 2010
Penn St. Big Ten 25-5 23 29 23 2012
St. John’s (N.Y.) Big East 18-12 7 6 7 2012
South Carolina Southeastern 24-7 9 10 9 2012
South Florida Big East 21-10 1 0 1 2006
Syracuse Big East 24-7 4 0 4 2008
Tennessee Southeastern 24-7 31 112 23 2012
Texas Tech Big 12 21-10 19 30 17 2011
Vanderbilt Southeastern 20-11 25 38 25 2012
Villanova Big East 21-10 9 7 9 2009
West Virginia Big 12 17-13 8 7 8 2012
TEAMS BY CONFERENCE
CONFERENCES/TEAMS CONFERENCES/TEAMS
America East (1) Metro Atlantic (1)
Albany (NY)* Marist*
   
Atlantic Coast (5) Mid-American (1)
Duke* Central Michigan*
Florida State  
Maryland Mid-Eastern (1)
Miami (Fla.) Hampton*
North Carolina  
  Missouri Valley (2)
Atlantic Sun (1) Creighton
Stetson* Wichita State*
   
Atlantic 10 (2) Mountain West (1)
Dayton Fresno State*
Saint Joseph’s*  
  Northeast (1)
Big East (8) Quinnipiac*
Connecticut  
DePaul Ohio Valley (1)
Louisville UT Martin*
Notre Dame*  
St. John’s (N.Y.) Pac-12 (4)
South Florida California
Syracuse Colorado
Villanova Stanford*
  UCLA
Big Sky (1)  
Montana* Patriot (1)
  Navy*
Big South (1)  
Liberty* Southeastern (7)
  Georgia
Big Ten (6) Kentucky
Iowa LSU
Michigan South Carolina
Michigan State Tennessee
Nebraska Texas A&M*
Penn State Vanderbilt
Purdue*  
  Southern (1)
Big 12 (7) Chattanooga*
Baylor*  
Iowa State Southland (1)
Kansas Oral Roberts*
Oklahoma  
Oklahoma State Southwestern (1)
Texas Tech Prairie View*
West Virginia  
  Summit (1)
Big West (1) South Dakota State*
Cal Poly*  
  Sun Belt (1)
Colonial (1) Middle Tennessee*
Delaware*  
  West Coast (1)
Conference USA (1) Gonzaga*
Tulsa*  
  Western Athletic (1)
Horizon (1) Idaho*
Green Bay*  
   
Ivy (1)  
Princeton*  

Appearances by Teams

32nd APPEARANCE (1)
Tennessee (all years since 1982)

30th APPEARANCE (1)
Georgia (1982-83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90-91-93-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

27th  APPEARANCE (1)
Stanford (1982-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

26th  APPEARANCE (1)
Vanderbilt (1986-87-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

25th  APPEARANCE (1)
Connecticut (1989-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

24th APPEARANCE (2)
North Carolina (1983-84-85-86-87-92-93-94-95-97-98-99-2000-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-13)
Penn State (1982-83-84-85-86-87-88-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-11-12-13)

23rd   APPEARANCE (1)
Purdue (1989-90-91-92-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-11-12-13)

22nd  APPEARANCE (2)
Iowa (1986-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-96-97-98-2001-02-04-06-08-09-10-11-12-13)
LSU (1984-86-87-88-89-90-91-97-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-12-13)

21st APPEARANCE (1)
Maryland (1982-83-84-86-88-89-90-91-92-93-97-2001-04-05-06-07-08-09-11-12-13)

20th  APPEARANCE (4)
Duke (1987-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)
Montana (1983-84-86-88-89-90-91-92-94-95-96-97-98-2000-04-05-08-09-11-13)
Notre Dame (1992-94-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)
Texas Tech (1984-86-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-11-13)

18th APPEARANCE (1)
DePaul (1990-91-92-93-95-96-97-2003-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

16th  APPEARANCE (2)
Louisville (1983-84-93-95-97-98-99-2001-05-06-07-08-09-11-12-13)
Oklahoma (1986-95-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

15th  APPEARANCE (2)
Liberty (1997-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-08-09-10-12-13)
Middle Tennessee (1983-84-85-86-88-96-98-2004-05-07-09-10-11-12-13)

14th  APPEARANCE (2)
Green Bay (1994-98-99-2000-02-03-04-05-07-09-10-11-12-13)
Iowa State (1997-98-99-2000-01-02-05-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)

13th  APPEARANCE (3)
Colorado (1988-89-92-93-94-95-96-97-2001-02-03-04-13)
Kansas (1987-88-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-2000-12-13)
Michigan State (1991-96-97-2003-04-05-06-07-09-10-12-13)

12th  APPEARANCE (4)
Baylor (2001-02-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)
UCLA (1983-85-90-92-98-99-2000-04-06-10-11-13)
Florida State (1983-90-91-2001-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-13)
Saint Joseph’s (1985-86-87-88-89-90-94-95-97-99-2000-2013)

11th  APPEARANCE (3)
Chattanooga (1989-92-2001-02-03-04-06-07-08-10-13)
Nebraska (1988-93-96-98-99-2000-07-08-10-11-13)
Oklahoma State (1989-90-91-93-94-95-96-2007-08-10-13)

10th  APPEARANCE (4)
Kentucky (1982-83-86-91-99-2006-10-11-12-13)
South Carolina (1982-86-88-89-90-91-2002-03-12-13)
Texas A&M (1994-96-2006-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)
Villanova (1986-87-88-89-2001-02-03-04-09-13)

NINTH APPEARANCE (4)
California (1990-92-93-2006-07-08-09-12-13)
Marist (2004-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13)
Miami (Fla.) (1989-92-93-98-2003-04-11-12-13)
West Virginia (1989-92-2004-07-08-10-12-13)

EIGHTH APPEARANCE (1)
St. John’s (N.Y.) (1983-84-88-2006-10-11-12-13)

SEVENTH APPEARANCE (1)
Hampton (2000-03-04-10-11-12-13)

SIXTH APPEARANCE (4)
Fresno State (2008-09-10-11-12-13)
Gonzaga (2007-09-10-11-12-13)
Michigan (1990-98-2000-01-12-13)
Oral Roberts (1999-2001-05-07-08-13)

FIFTH APPEARANCE (4)
Creighton (1992-94-2002-12-13)
Prairie View (2007-09-11-12-13)
South Dakota State (2009-10-11-12-13)
Syracuse (1985-88-2002-08-13)

FOURTH APPEARANCE (3)
Dayton (2010-11-12-13)
Delaware (2001-07-12-13)
Princeton (2010-11-12-13)

THIRD APPEARANCE (4)
Central Michigan (1983-84-2013)
Navy (2011-12-13)
Stetson (2005-11-13)
UT Martin (2011-12-13)

SECOND APPEARANCE (4)
Albany (2012-13)
Idaho (1985-2013)
South Florida (2006-13)
Tulsa (2006-13)

FIRST APPEARANCE (3)
Cal Poly (2013)
Quinnipiac (2013)
Wichita State (2013)