Tournament History

The Cougars joined many seasoned teams in NCAA competition in 1990 and have since become a national competitor. They've earned themselves three national titles in 1999, 2001 and 2004, and have made appearances in the Final Four on four different occassions since 1990. The National Collegiate Mens Volleyball Championship provides for a single-elimination tournament. Prior to 2014, it comprised of four teams in a Final Four-type setting. In 2014 the tournament changed to a six-team bracket, with the No. 1 and 2 seeds receiving a bye to the semifinals. One team is selected from each of the four major conferences through automatic qualification, and two teams are selected for at-large bids. The following conferences have been granted automatic qualification for the championship:

Conference Carolinas
Easter
n Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Below is BYU's history in the NCAA tournament.

Year Final Four Championship
2015 DNC  
2014 vs. Stanford @ Chicago
L, 3-2
 
2013 vs. Penn State @ Los Angeles
W, 3-0
vs. UC Irvine @ Los Angeles
L, 3-0
2012 DNC  
2011 DNC  
2010 DNC  
2009 DNC  
2008 DNC  
2007 DNC  
2006 DNC  
2005 DNC  
2004 vs. Lewis @ Romeoville, Ill.
W, 3-0
vs. Long Beach State @ Long Beach, Calif.
W, 3-2
2003 vs. Penn State @ University Park, Pa.
W, 3-1
vs. Lewis @ Romeoville, Ill.
L, 2-3
2002 DNC  
2001 vs. Penn State @ University Park, Pa.
W, 3-1
vs. UCLA @ Los Angeles, Calif.
W, 3-0
2000 DNC  
1999 vs. Penn State @ Los Angeles, Calif.
W, 3-1
vs. Long Beach State @ Los Angeles, Calif.
W, 3-0
1998 DNC  
1997 DNC  
1996 DNC  
1995 DNC  
1994 DNC  
1993 DNC  
1992 DNC  
1991 DNC  
1990 DNC  
NCAA All-Tournament Teams & MVP
Year Player
1999 Ossie Antonetti*
  Ryan Millar
2001 Mike Wall*
  Hector Lebron
  Joaquin Acost
2003 Rafael Paal
  Jonathan Alleman
2004 Carlos Moreno*
  Fernando Pessoa
2013 Taylor Sander
  Ben Patch
   
  * indictates tournament MPV

The Cougars joined the newly-named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 1993 after the WIVA was renamed and reorganized. Below is BYU's history in the MPSF.

Year Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
2015

vs. USC
@ Los Angeles, CA
L, 2-3

   
2014 vs. USC
Home
W, 3-0
vs. UCSB
Home
W, 3-0
vs. Stanford
Home
W, 3-0
2013 vs. Hawai'i
@ home
W, 3-2
vs. UCLA
@ home
W, 3-2
vs. Long Beach State
@ home
W, 3-0
2012 vs. Long Beach State
@ home
W, 3-2
vs. Stanford
@ USC
L, 1-3
 
2011 vs. UCSB
@ home
L, 1-3
   
2010 vs. UCLA
@ home
W, 3-1
vs. CSUN
@ Northridge, CA
L, 2-3
 
2009 vs. CSUN
@ Northridge, CA
L, 1-3
   
2008 vs. UC Irvine
@ home
W, 3-1
vs. CSUN
@ Northridge, CA
W, 3-0
vs. Pepperdine
@ Malibu, CA
L, 2-3
2007 vs. CSUN
@ home
W, 3-0
vs. UC Irvine
@ neutral
L, 2-3
 
2006 vs. Long Beach State
@ Long Beach, CA
L, 1-3
   
2005 vs. UCSB
@ home
L, 2-3
   
2004 vs. UC Irvine
@ home
W, 3-0
vs. Pepperdine
@ home
W, 3-2
vs. Long Beach State
@ home
W, 3-1
2003 vs. CSUN
@ home
W, 3-1
vs. Hawaii
@ Honolulu, HI
W, 3-0
vs. Pepperdine
@ Malibu, CA
W, 3-2
2002 vs. Stanford
@ home
W, 3-2
vs. Pepperdine
@ Malibu, CA
L, 1-3
 
2001 vs. UC Irvine
@ home
W, 3-1
vs. Hawaii
@ Honolulu, HI
L, 1-3
 
2000 vs. UCLA
@ Los Angeles, CA
L, 0-3
   
1999 vs. Hawaii
@ home
W, 3-0
vs. Pacific
@ home
W, 3-0
vs. USC
@ home
W, 3-1
1998 vs. Long Beach State
@ Long Beach, CA
L, 1-3
   
1997 vs. Hawaii
@ home
W, 3-2
vs. Stanford
@ Stanford, CA
L, 0-3
 
1996 DNC    
1995 vs. Stanford
@ Stanford, CA
W, 3-2
vs. UCLA
@ Los Angeles, CA
L, 0-3
 
1994 vs. Hawaii
@ neutral
W, 3-1
vs. USC
@ neutral
W, 3-0
vs. Stanford
@ neutral
L, 1-3
1993 vs. Long Beach State
@ neutral
L, 0-3