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1987 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1987
Champions  UCLA (12th title)
Matches played  4
Teams  4
Runners-up  USC (7th title match)
1987 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
Attendance  11,689 (2,922 per match)

The 1987 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the 18th 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 1987.


UCLA defeated rival USC in the final match, 3–0 (15–11, 15–2, 16–14), to win their 12th national title. The Bruins (38–3) were coached by Al Scates.

UCLA's Ozzie Volstad was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Volstad, along with six other players, also 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

  • Ozzie Volstad, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Arne Lamberg, UCLA
  • Jeff Wiliams, UCLA
  • Chris Chase, Penn State
  • Javier Gaspar, Penn State
  • Adam Johnson, USC
  • Dave Yoder, USC
  • References

    1987 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia