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2000 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 2000
Champions  UCLA (7th title)
Goals scored  71 (17.75 per match)
Teams  4
Matches played  4
2000 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Runners-up  UC San Diego (1st title game)

The 2000 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 32nd annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate water polo. Tournament matches were played at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California during December 2000.

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UCLA defeated UC San Diego in the final, 11–2, to win their seventh, and second consecutive, national title. The Bruins (19–7) were coached by Guy Baker and Adam Krikorian.

The Most Outstanding Player of the tournament was Sean Kern from UCLA. Kern, along with seven other players, comprised the All-Tournament Team.

Ivan Babic, from USC, was the tournament's leading scorer, with 9 goals.

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.

Bracket

  • Site: Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool, Malibu, California
  • All-tournament team

  • Ivan Babic, USC
  • Jason Boettner, UC San Diego
  • Brandon Brooks, UCLA
  • Brian Brown, UCLA
  • Padraig Damjanov, USC
  • Sean Kern, UCLA (Most outstanding player)
  • Stever O'Rourke, USC
  • Brian Stahl, Navy
  • References

    2000 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia


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