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2001 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  May 2001
Champions  UCLA (1st title)
Fourth place  Brown
Teams  4
Third place  Loyola Marymount
2001 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship
Runners-up  Stanford (1st title game)

The 2001 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship was the first annual tournament to determine the national championship of NCAA women's collegiate water polo. The single elimination tournament was played at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, California during May 2001.


UCLA defeated Stanford in the final, 5–4, to win their first NCAA championship. The Bruins (19–4) were coached by Adam Krikorian. Krikorian also won a championship as the coach of UCLA's men's water polo team during the same 2000–01 season.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Kelly Heuchan, from UCLA, with 4 goals. First and second All Tournament Teams were also named, with seven players comprising the former (including the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, Coralie Simmons from UCLA) and six for the latter.


Since there has only ever been one single national championship for women's water polo, all NCAA women'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.

Tournament bracket

  • Site: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, California
  • First Team

  • Coralie Simmons, UCLA (Most Outstanding Player)
  • Robin Beauregard, UCLA
  • Kelly Heuchan, UCLA
  • Jackie Frank, Stanford
  • Ellen Estes, Stanford
  • Brenda Villa, Stanford
  • Lucy Windes, Loyola Marymount
  • Second Team

  • Margie Dingeldein, Stanford
  • Jamie Hipp, UCLA
  • Elaine Zivich, UCLA
  • Jamie Kroeze, Loyola Marymount
  • Jenny Lamb, UCLA
  • Kristin Guerin, UCLA
  • References

    2001 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia

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