| May 1972|
UCLA (3rd title)
San Diego State
UC Santa Barbara
The 1972 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the third annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Irving Gymnasium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 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 San Diego State, 3–2 (10–15, 9–15, 15–9, 15–10, 15–7), in the championship match to win their third consecutive national title. UCLA's Dick Irvin was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
1972 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia
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: Irving Gymnasium, Muncie, Indiana
Dick Irvin, UCLA (Most Outstanding Player)
John Zajec, UCLA
Rick Niemi, Ball State
Randy Stevenson, San Diego State
Wayne Gracey, San Diego State
David DeGroot, UC Santa Barbara