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1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 1995
Champions  UCLA (4th title)
Goals scored  80 (20 per match)
Teams  4
Matches played  4
1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Runners-up  California (17th title game)

The 1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 27th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate water polo. Tournament matches were played at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, California during December 1995. The tournament field decreased for the first time this year, shrinking from 8 to 4 teams.

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UCLA defeated California in the final, 10–8, to win their fourth national title. The Bruins (20–6) were coached by Guy Baker.

The Most Outstanding Players of the tournament were Brent Albright (California), Jeremy Braxton-Brown (UCLA), Matt Swanson (UCLA), and Jim Toring (UCLA). All four, along with five other players, comprised the All-Tournament Team.

The tournament's leading scorer, with 8 goals, was Jeremy Braxton-Brown from UCLA.

Qualification

Since there has only ever been one single national championship for water polo, all NCAA men's water polo programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 4 teams were invited to contest this championship, a decrease from the 8 teams that had contested every prior championship.

Bracket

  • Site: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, California
  • All-tournament team

  • Brent Albright, California (Most outstanding player)
  • Jeremy Braxton-Brown, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Matt Swanson, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Jim Toring, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Pat Cochran, California
  • Nick Kittredge, California
  • Adam Krikorian, California
  • Luis Limardo, Massachusetts
  • Michael Nalu, UC San Diego
  • References

    1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia


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