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1985 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1985
Champions  Pepperdine (2nd title)
Matches played  4
Teams  4
Runners-up  USC (5th title match)
1985 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

Attendance  7,908 (1,977 per match)

The 1985 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the 16th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate volleyball. The tournament was played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California during May 1985.


Pepperdine defeated USC in the final match, 3–1 (10–15, 15–10, 15–7, 15–3), to win their second national title. The Waves (25–2) were coached by Marv Dunphy.

Pepperdines's Bob Ctvrtlik was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Ctvrtlik, 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: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
  • All tournament team

  • Bob Ctvrtlik, Pepperdine (Most outstanding player)
  • Bill Yardley, USC
  • Rudy Dvorak, USC
  • Chao Ying Zhang, USC
  • Troy Tanner, Pepperdine
  • Matt Rigg, Pepperdine
  • Mike Fitzgerald, Pepperdine
  • References

    1985 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia