Basketball, one of the oldest varsity programs for women at Colby, competes in the highly competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Since its inception in 1968, women’s basketball has developed a rich tradition of success over its 47-year history. The Mules have won four ECAC Championships (1984, 1985, 1991, 2001). The Mules made the NCAA Division III Tournament in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons — falling both times in the second round. Colby hosted a first and second round NCAA regional in the 2009-10 season.