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1979 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1979
Champions  UCLA (7th title)
Matches played  4
Teams  4
Runners-up  USC (2nd title match)
1979 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
Attendance  7,415 (1,854 per match)

The 1979 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the 10th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California during May 1979.


UCLA defeated USC in the final match, 3–1 (12–15, 15–12, 15–11, 15–7), to win their seventh national title. Coached by Al Scates, the Bruins finished the season undefeated (30–0).

UCLA's Sinjin Smith was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. An All-tournament team of seven players was also named.


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

  • Sinjin Smith, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Steve Salmons, UCLA
  • Peter Ehrman, UCLA
  • Joe Mica, UCLA
  • Bob Yoder, USC
  • Pat Powers, USC
  • Tim Hovland, USC
  • References

    1979 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia

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