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1970 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1970
Champions  UCLA (1st title)
Third place  UC Santa Barbara
Teams  4
Runners-up  Long Beach State
Fourth place  Ball State
1970 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

The 1970 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the first annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.


UCLA defeated Long Beach State in the championship match (3 sets to 0) to win their first national title. UCLA's Dane Holtzman was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.


Until the creation of the NCAA Men's Division III Volleyball Championship in 2012, there was only a single national championship for men's volleyball. As such, all NCAA men's volleyball programs (whether from the University Division, or the College Division) were eligible. A total of 4 teams were invited to contest this championship.

All tournament team

  • Dane Holtzman, UCLA (Most Outstanding Player)
  • Kirk Kilgour, UCLA
  • Ed Becker, UCLA
  • Dodger Parker, Long Beach State
  • Craig Foley, Long Beach State
  • Tom Bonynge, UC Santa Barbara
  • References

    1970 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia

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