This is the 2002 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament. This was the third time a national championship tournament at the Division III level had been held and was was the first one sanctioned by the NCAA.
Six teams qualify for the single elimination tournament
- Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties defeated St. Mary's Cardinals 2-0
- Bowdoin Polar Bears defeated Middlebury Panthers 2-1
- Elmira Soaring Eagles defeated Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties 8-5
- Manhattanville Valiants defeated Bowdoin Polar Bears 2-1 (ot)