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1979 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 1979
Runners-up  UCLA (6th title game)
Fourth place  California
Teams  8
Third place  Stanford
1979 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Champions  UC Santa Barbara (1st title)

The 1979 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 11th 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 1979.


UC Santa Barbara defeated UCLA in the final, 11–3, to win their first national title.

Greg Boyer from UC Santa Barbara was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. An All-Tournament Team, consisting of seven players, was also named. For the third consecutive year, the tournament's leading scorer was Scott Schulte from Bucknell (11 goals).


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

  • Greg Boyer, UC Santa Barbara (Most outstanding player)
  • John Dobrott, UC Santa Barbara
  • Randy Kalbus, Stanford
  • Kevin Robertson, California
  • Rick Sherburne, UCLA
  • Carlos Steffens, California
  • Craig Wilson, UC Santa Barbara
  • References

    1979 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia

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