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The Ontario Women's Interuniversity Athletic Association was founded in 1971, which provided athletic competition for women students in the universities of Ontario. The OWIAA was unique in North America in both its longevity and singleness of purpose. Formed by the amalgamation of the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WIAU), which was founded in 1923 and the Ontario-Quebec Women's Conference of Intercollegiate Athletics (O-QWCIA), the OWIAA continued the heritage of 50 years of women's interuniversity competition. This coalition was the only association for women's athletics to have survived through 60 years of commitment to women athletes in Ontario universities. 

The league was directly preceeded by the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union which ran from 1921 until being replaced by the OWIAA in 1971.  The league was then replaced by the Ontario University Athletics women's ice hockey League;  which started play with the 1997-98 season.

OWIAA Seasons: 1971-72 to 1996-97[edit | edit source]

Year Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion
1971-72 Guelph Gryphons
1972-73 Queen's Golden Gaels Queen's Golden Gaels
1973-74 Toronto Varsity Blues Guelph Gryphons
1974-75 Queen's Golden Gaels Queen's Golden Gaels
1975-76 McMaster Marauders
1976-77 McMaster Marauders Queen's Golden Gaels
1977-78 McMaster Marauders
1978-79 Queen's Golden Gaels Queen's Golden Gaels
1979-80 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1980-81 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1981-82 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1982-83 Toronto Varsity Blues York Lions
1983-84 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1984-85 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1985-86 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1986-87 McMaster Marauders York Lions
1987-88 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1988-89 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1989-90 Queen's Golden Gaels Toronto Varsity Blues
1990-91 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1991-92 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1992-93 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1993-94 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1994-95 Toronto Varsity Blues Guelph Gryphons
1995-96 Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto Varsity Blues
1996-97 Toronto Varsity Blues York Lions
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