The Seven Sisters is a consortium of women’s liberal arts colleges that was founded in 1915. Originally, the Seven Sisters included Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley. The consortium served as the female equivalent of the once all-male Ivy League.
Today, Radcliffe is part of Harvard and Barnard is included in the Columbia educational system. Vassar became coeducational in 1969. Haverford is often invited to the Seven Sisters championships as a “cousin” institution.
Since 1980, the original Seven Sisters schools joined to conduct championships in common sports. During the 1999 – 2000 season, squash was added to the Seven Sisters championships.
SEVEN SISTERS TOURNAMENT WINNERS:
- 1999-2000: Smith College, Wellesley College, and Mount Holyoke College
- 2000-2001: Wellesley College
- 2001-2002: Wellesley College
- 2002-2003: Vassar College
- 2003-2004: Vassar College
- 2004-2005: Vassar College
- 2005-2006: Vassar College
- 2006-2007: Mount Holyoke College
- 2007-2008: Mount Holyoke College
- 2008-2009: Mount Holyoke College
- 2009-2010: Mount Holyoke College
- 2010-2011: Mount Holyoke College
- 2011-2012: Mount Holyoke College
- 2012-2013: Mount Holyoke College
- 2013 – 2014: Wellesley College
- 2014 – 2015: Wellesley College
- 2015 – 2016: Wellesley College
- 2016 – 2017: Mount Holyoke College