2017 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship

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2017 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship
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Dates May 6, 12-14
Teams 10
Champions Stanford Cardinal
Runners-up UCLA Bruins
Matches played 9
2016
2018

The 2017 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship was the 17th annual tournament to decide the championship of NCAA women's collegiate water polo. Two play-in games were held on May 6, with the winners advancing to the main tournament, May 12-14 at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, hosted by IUPUI. Stanford defeated UCLA 8-7 to win its third national championship in four years.[1]

Qualification

The tournament is open to all programs from Divisions I, II, and III. Ten teams will participate in the tournament, with the champions of the Big West Conference, Collegiate Water Polo Association, Golden Coast Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Western Water Polo Association earning automatic bids. Three teams were selected at large.[2]

Opening round

  • May 6, 2017
San Diego, CA
     
8 UC San Diego 5
9 Wagner 6
Stockton, CA
     
7 Pacific 11
10 Pomona-Pitzer 5

Tournament bracket

First Round Semifinals Championship
                 
1 UCLA 17
9 Wagner 2
1 UCLA 14
5 California 11
4 UC Irvine 7
5 California 9
1 UCLA 7
2 Stanford 8
2 Stanford 13
7 Pacific 6
2 Stanford 11
3 USC 10
3 USC 12
6 Michigan 6

All Tournament Team

TBA

References

  1. ^ "NATIONAL CHAMPS". NCAA.com. May 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2017 National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship selections announced". NCAA.com. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
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