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1982 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1982
Champions  UCLA (9th title)
Teams  4
Matches played  4
1982 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
Runners-up  Penn State (1st title match)
Attendance  7,476 (1,869 per match)

The 1982 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the 13th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate volleyball. The tournament was played at Rec Hall in University Park, Pennsylvania during May 1982.


UCLA defeated Penn State in the final match, 3–0 (15–4, 15–9, 15–7), to win their ninth national title. The undefeated Bruins (29–0) were coached by Al Scates.

UCLA's Karch Kiraly was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive year. Kiraly, along with six other players, comprised the All-tournament team.


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: Rec Hall, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • All tournament team

  • Karch Kiraly, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Dave Saunders, UCLA
  • Doug Partie, UCLA
  • Dave Mochalski, UCLA
  • Steve Hunkins, Penn State
  • Jeff Johnson, Penn State
  • Bill Stetson, USC
  • References

    1982 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia

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