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1974 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1974
Champions  UCLA (4th title)
Third place  Ball State
Teams  4
Runners-up  UC Santa Barbara
Fourth place  Springfield
1974 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

The 1974 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the fifth annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Robertson Gymnasium in Santa Barbara, California. The previous tournament format, consisting of a round robin and a single-elimination tournament, was dropped in favor of a singular knockout tournament. Nonetheless, the tournament field remained fixed at 4 teams.


UCLA defeated UC Santa Barbara, 3 sets to 2, to win their fourth national title.

UCLA's Bob Leonard 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 Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 4 teams were invited to contest this championship.

Tournament bracket

  • Site: Robertson Gymnasium, Santa Barbara, California
  • All tournament team

  • Bob Leonard, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Jim Menges, UCLA
  • Mike Normand, UCLA
  • Gerald Gregory, UC Santa Barbara
  • David DeGroot, UC Santa Barbara
  • Jon Roberts, UC Santa Barbara
  • Jim Stone, Ball State
  • References

    1974 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia