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1980 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1980
Champions  USC (2nd title)
Matches played  4
Teams  4
Runners-up  UCLA (9th title match)
1980 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
Attendance  5,242 (1,311 per match)

The 1980 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the 11th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament was played at Irving Gymnasium in Muncie, Indiana during May 1980.


USC defeated UCLA in the final match, 3–1 (15–7, 6–15, 15–13, 15–8), to win their second national title. This was a rematch of the previous year's final, which was won by UCLA. The Trojans (22–6) were coached by Ernie Hix.

USC's Dusty Dvorak 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: Irving Gymnasium, Muncie, Indiana
  • All tournament team

  • Dusty Dvorak, USC (Most outstanding player)
  • Tim Hoyland, USC
  • Steve Timmons, USC
  • Pat Powers, USC
  • Steve Gulnac, UCLA
  • Karch Kiraly, UCLA
  • Andy Dumpis, Ohio State
  • References

    1980 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia