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1988 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

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Dates  May 1988
Champions  USC (3rd title)
Teams  4
Matches played  4
1988 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
Runners-up  UC Santa Barbara (4th title match)
Attendance  12,807 (3,202 per match)

The 1988 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the 19th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate volleyball. The tournament was played at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana during May 1988.


USC defeated UC Santa Barbara in the final match, 3–2 (15–17, 14–16, 15–10, 15–11, 15–9), to win their third national title. The Trojans (34–4) were coached by Bob Yoder.

USC's Jen-Kai Liu was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Liu, along with five 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: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • All tournament team

  • Jen-Kai Liu, USC (Most outstanding player)
  • Tom Duke, USC
  • Bryan Ivie, USC
  • Mike Lauterman, USC
  • David Rottman, UC Santa Barbara
  • John Wallace, UC Santa Barbara
  • References

    1988 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament Wikipedia

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