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1971 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1971
Champions  UCLA (2nd title)
Third place  Ball State
Teams  4
Runners-up  UC Santa Barbara
Fourth place  Springfield
1971 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

The 1971 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the second annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Like the previous year, the format of this championship consisted of a preliminary, four-team round robin to determine seeding for a subsequent single-elimination tournament.


UCLA defeated UC Santa Barbara, 3–0 (15–6, 17–15, 17–15), in the championship match to win their second consecutive national title. UCLA's Kirk Kilgour and UC Santa Barbara's Tim Bonynge were named the Most Outstanding Players 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.


  • Site: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
  • All tournament team

  • Kirk Kilgour, UCLA (Co-Most Outstanding Player)
  • Tom Bonynge, UC Santa Barbara (Co-Most Outstanding Player)
  • Ed Machado, UCLA
  • Dale Flannery, Ball State
  • Jorn Oulie, UC Santa Barbara
  • Larry Griebenow, UCLA
  • References

    1971 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia