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1969 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 1969
Champions  UCLA (1st title)
Fourth place  Long Beach State
Teams  8
Third place  UC Santa Barbara
1969 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Runners-up  California (1st title game)

The 1969 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the first annual tournament to determine the national championship of NCAA men's college water polo. Tournament matches were played at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, California during December 1969.


UCLA defeated California in the final, 5–2, to win their first championship.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Ben Gage, from UC Santa Barbara, with 14 goals. The awards for All-Tournament Team and Most Outstanding Player were given out until 1972.


Since there has only been one single national championship for water polo, all NCAA men's water polo programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 8 teams were invited to contest this championship.


  • Site: Belmont Plaza Pool, Long Beach, California
  • References

    1969 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia

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