NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship

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NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Sport College indoor volleyball
Founded 1981
No. of teams 317
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s) Penn State (7)
Most titles Penn State (7)
TV partner(s) ESPNU
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship is the annual championship in women's volleyball from teams in Division I contested by the NCAA each winter since 1981. The current, two-time defending champions are the Penn State Nittany Lions who won their seventh title in 2014, and sixth in eight years, surpassing the Stanford Cardinal as the NCAA's most successful women's volleyball team.

History[edit]

From 1970 through 1980, before the NCAA governed women's collegiate athletics, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women alone conducted the women's collegiate volleyball championships.

Volleyball was one of twelve women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the AIAW for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same twelve (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the NCAA conquered the AIAW and usurped its authority and membership.

There is also a NCAA Men's National Collegiate Volleyball Championship for men's volleyball teams in Division I and Division II seeing as there are far fewer men's programs than women's.

Champions[edit]

  • The following is a list of the champions of each division with their record for the year in which they won the championship, and the runner-up, city, site and other final four participants for Division I.

See Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women championships for the Division I volleyball champions from 1970 to 1981. NOTE: In 1981 there were both NCAA and AIAW champions.

NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship[1]
Year Host City
(University)
Host Arena Final Third Place Final / Semifinalists
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1981 Los Angeles, CA
(UCLA)
Pauley Pavilion USC (27–10) 3–2 UCLA San Diego State 3–0 Pacific
1982 Stockton, CA
(Pacific)
Alex G. Spanos Center Hawaii (33–1) 3–2 USC San Diego State 3–2 Stanford
1983 Lexington, KY
(Kentucky)
Memorial Coliseum Hawaii (2) (34–2) 3–0 UCLA Stanford 3–1 Pacific
1984 Los Angeles, CA
(UCLA)
Pauley Pavilion UCLA (33–6) 3–2 Stanford Pacific 3–1 San Jose State
1985 Kalamazoo, MI
(Western Michigan)
Read Fieldhouse Pacific (36–3) 3–1 Stanford USC 3–2 UCLA
1986 Stockton, CA
(Pacific)
Alex G. Spanos Center Pacific (2) (39–3) 3–0 Nebraska Texas, Stanford
1987 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena Hawaiʻi (3) (37–2) 3–1 Stanford Illinois, Texas
1988 Minneapolis, MN
(Minnesota)
Williams Arena Texas (34–5) 3–0 Hawaiʻi Illinois, UCLA
1989 Honolulu, HI
(Hawaiʻi)
Blaisdell Arena Long Beach State (32–5) 3–0 Nebraska UT Arlington, UCLA
1990 College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Cole Field House UCLA (2) (36–1) 3–0 Pacific LSU, Nebraska
1991 Los Angeles, CA
(UCLA)
Pauley Pavilion UCLA (3) (31–5) 3–2 Long Beach State LSU, Ohio State
1992 Albuquerque, NM
(New Mexico)
University Arena Stanford (31–2) 3–2 UCLA Long Beach State, Florida
1993 Madison, WI
(Wisconsin)
UW Field House Long Beach State (2) (32–2) 3–1 Penn State BYU, Florida
1994 Austin, TX
(Texas)
Frank Erwin Center Stanford (2) (32–1) 3–1 UCLA Penn State, Ohio State
1995 Amherst, MA
(Massachusetts)
Mullins Center Nebraska (32–1) 3–1 Texas Stanford, Michigan State
1996 Cleveland, OH
(Cleveland State)
CSU Convocation Center Stanford (3) (31–2) 3–0 Hawaiʻi Nebraska, Florida
1997 Spokane, WA
(Washington State)
Spokane Arena Stanford (4) (33–2) 3–2 Penn State Long Beach State, Florida
1998 Madison, WI
(Wisconsin)
Kohl Center Long Beach State (3) (36–0) 3–2 Penn State Nebraska, Florida
1999 Honolulu, HI
(Hawaiʻi)
Stan Sheriff Center Penn State (36–1) 3–0 Stanford Long Beach State, Pacific
2000 Richmond, VA
(VCU)
Richmond Coliseum Nebraska (2) (34–0) 3–2 Wisconsin Hawaiʻi, USC
2001 San Diego, CA
(San Diego State)
Cox Arena Stanford (5) (33–2) 3–0 Long Beach State Arizona, Nebraska
2002 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena USC (2) (31–1) 3–1 Stanford Hawaiʻi, Florida
2003 Dallas, TX Reunion Arena USC (3) (35–0) 3–1 Florida Hawaiʻi, Minnesota
2004 Long Beach, CA
(Long Beach State)
Long Beach Arena Stanford (6) (30–6) 3–0 Minnesota USC, Washington
2005 San Antonio, TX
(UTSA)
Alamodome Washington (32–1) 3–0 Nebraska Santa Clara, Tennessee
2006 Omaha, NE
(Nebraska)
Qwest Center Nebraska (3) 3–1 Stanford UCLA, Washington
2007 Sacramento, CA
(Sacramento State)
ARCO Arena Penn State (2) (34–2) 3–2 Stanford California, USC
2008 Omaha, NE
(Nebraska)
Qwest Center Penn State (3) (38–0) 3–0 Stanford Nebraska, Texas
2009 Tampa, FL
(South Florida)
St. Pete Times Forum Penn State (4) (38–0) 3–2 Texas Hawaiʻi, Minnesota
2010 Kansas City, MO
(UMKC)
Sprint Center Penn State (5) (32–5) 3–0 California Texas, USC
2011 San Antonio, TX
(UTSA)
Alamodome UCLA (4) (30–6) 3–1 Illinois Florida State, USC
2012 Louisville, KY
(Louisville)
KFC Yum! Center Texas (2) (29–4) 3–0 Oregon Michigan, Penn State
2013 Seattle, Washington
(Washington)
KeyArena Penn State (6) (34–2) 3-1 Wisconsin Texas, Washington
2014 Oklahoma City, OK
(Oklahoma)
Chesapeake Energy Arena Penn State (7) (36–3) 3-0 BYU Stanford, Texas
2015 Omaha, NE
(Nebraska)
CenturyLink Center Omaha
2016 Columbus, OH
(Ohio State)
Nationwide Arena
2017 Kansas City, MO
(UMKC & Kansas)
Sprint Center

Statistics[edit]

Team titles[edit]

Team Record Years won
Penn State 7-3 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Stanford 6-8 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004
UCLA 4-4 1984, 1990, 1991, 2011
Hawaii 3-2 1982, 1983, 1987
Long Beach State 3-2 1989, 1993, 1998
Nebraska 3-3 1995, 2000, 2006
USC 3-1 1981, 2002, 2003
Pacific 2-1 1985, 1986
Texas 2-2 1988, 2012
Washington 1-0 2005
BYU 0-1
California 0-1
Florida 0-1
Illinois 0-1
Minnesota 0-1
Oregon 0-1
Wisconsin 0-2

Champions by decade[edit]

Winners of two or more consecutive championships[edit]

Wins Team Years
4 Penn State 2007-10
2 Hawaii 1982-83
Pacific 1985-86
UCLA 1990-91
Stanford 1996-97
USC 2002-03
Penn State 2013-14

Champions by state[edit]

Champions by state
State Wins Years won
California 18 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011
Pennsylvania 7 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Hawaii 3 1982, 1983, 1987
Nebraska 3 1995, 2000, 2006
Texas 2 1988, 2012
Washington 1 2005

Records[edit]

Sources: Championships records,[1] Attendance records[2]

  • Highest attendance to watch an NCAA championships match - 2008 Semifinals (17,430)
  • Lowest attendance to watch an NCAA Championship match - 1983 (2,000)
  • Number 1 seed wins NCAA championship†- 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Lowest seed to win NCAA Championship - 11 (Stanford, 2004)
  • Lowest seed in NCAA Championship game - Unseeded (BYU, 2014)
  • #1 seed defeats #2 seed in NCAA Championship†- 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Most NCAA championships by team: Penn State (7)
  • Most consecutive championships by team: Penn State (4)
  • Most consecutive post-season victories: Penn State (26) - 2007 (6), 2008 (6), 2009 (6), 2010 (6), 2011 (2)
  • Most championships for a head coach: Russ Rose, Penn State (7) - 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Most NCAA championships by conference: Pac-12 (14)
  • Most consecutive championships by conference: Pac-12 (5)
  • Most appearances in NCAA final: Stanford 14 (6 win/8 lost); Penn State 10 (7/3); UCLA 8 (4/4)
  • Most NCAA final fours: Stanford 18 (6 NCs/8 finals/4 semis); UCLA 12 (4/4/4); Penn State 12 (7/3/2); Nebraska 11 (3/3/5); Southern California 10 (3/1/6)
  • Most NCAA final fours without a championship: Florida 7 (1 runner-up/6 semis)
  • Undefeated seasons since 1981: Long Beach State (1998), Nebraska (2000), USC (2003), Penn State (2008), Penn State (2009)

† - Since 2001, when current seeding field began.

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

In 1991 and now annually since 1996, the NCAA has awarded the most outstanding player(s) of the NCAA championship.[1]

Year Most Outstanding Player School
1991 Natalie Williams
Antoinnette White
UCLA
Long Beach State
1996 Kerri Walsh Stanford
1997 Terri Zemaitis Penn State
1998 Misty May
Lauren Cacciamani
Long Beach State (2)
Penn State (2)
1999 Lauren Cacciamani Penn State (3)
2000 Greichaly Cepero Nebraska
2001 Logan Tom Stanford (2)
2002 Keao Burdine Southern California
2003 Keao Burdine Southern California (2)
2004 Ogonna Nnamani Stanford (3)
2005 Christal Morrison Washington
2006 Sarah Pavan Nebraska (2)
2007 Megan Hodge Penn State (4)
2008 Megan Hodge Penn State (5)
2009 Destinee Hooker Texas
2010 Deja McClendon Penn State (6)
2011 Rachael Kidder UCLA (2)
2012 Bailey Webster Texas (2)
2013 Micha Hancock Penn State (7)
2014 Megan Courtney Penn State (8)

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