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Women's Division III is a set of schools and conferences that sponsor women's hockey and abide by the National Collegiate Athletic Association's rules and regulations for Division III ice hockey. Five of the eight conferences that sponsor Division III hockey have women's divisions:
- ECAC East
- ECAC West
- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
- Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA)
- New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
These five conferences represent all of the 48 teams that compete at the Division III level in women's hockey. Three of those teams are from Division II and Division I schools that compete in Division III leagues to fill out their schedules, as there is no Division II NCAA championship in ice hockey. Such teams are ineligible for postseason play.
Division III represents a commitment by member schools to place academic achievement ahead of athletic success. Athletic scholarships are not allowed.
(more to be added, scholarship #s, etc.)