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1975 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 1975
Champions  California (3rd title)
Fourth place  Stanford
Teams  8
Third place  UCLA
1975 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Runners-up  UC Irvine (3rd title game)

The 1975 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the seventh annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college water polo. Tournament matches were played at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, California during December 1975.


California defeated UC Irvine in the final, 9–8, to win their third national title. This was a rematch of the previous two years' finals, both won by California.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Gary Figueroa from UC Irvine (13 goals). Jon Svendsen, from California, was named the Most Outstanding Player. An All-Tournament Team, consisting of eight players, was also named.


Since there has only ever 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
  • All-tournament team

  • Jon Svendsen, California (Most outstanding player)
  • Guy Antley, UC Irvine
  • Tom Belfanti, California
  • Walter Bricker, California
  • Gary Figueroa, UC Irvine
  • Boyd Philpot, UC Irvine
  • John Stephens, UCLA
  • Joe Vargas, UCLA
  • References

    1975 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia

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