1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

The 1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 27th annual NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship 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.[1]

1995 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
DatesDecember 1995
ChampionsUCLA (4th title)
Runners-upCalifornia (17th title game)
Matches played4
Goals scored80 (20 per match)
Attendance1,903 (476 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Jeremy Braxton-Brown, UCLA (8)
Best playerBrent Albright, California
Jeremy Braxton-Brown, UCLA
Matt Swanson, UCLA
Jim Toring, UCLA

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.


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.

Team Appearance Previous
California 22nd 1994
Massachusetts 3rd 1994
UC San Diego 5th 1993
UCLA 21st 1994


  Semifinals     Championship
  California 10  
  Massachusetts 6    
      California 8
      UCLA 10
  UCLA 21    
  UC San Diego 10   Third Place
Massachusetts 7
  UC San Diego 8

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, UCLA
  • Luis Limardo, Massachusetts
  • Michael Nalu, UC San Diego

See also


  1. "Men's Water Polo Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
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