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|The NCAA awards 44 women's national championships each year.|
Thirty-three years ago today (and eight years after Title IX was passed in 1972), the NCAA began officially governing women's sports and sponsoring championships in basketball, cross country, field hockey, rifle and volleyball. Seven more sports were introduced and awarded championships the following season. Now, there are 20 women's sports with 44 national championships (plus three co-ed) held each year across the three divisions.
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