UCLA at 99 Titles and Counting

UCLA recently won two more NCAA titles, in men's volleyball and women's water polo, to bring its total to a national-leading 99 NCAA championships in its history. The Bruins are on the verge of achieving that historic #100...

UCLA recently won its 98th and 99th NCAA Championship, in men's volleyball and women's water polo.

The Bruins, who have the most NCAA Championships of any school in the nation, are one more away from that magical 100th Championship.

The championship teams in men's volleyball and women's water polo won their respective titles in dramatic style. The men's volleyball team started the season 12-12, and most observers thought it'd be a down year for the program. But it finished the season with 14 straight wins, including a 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 win against Penn State on the Nittany Lions' home floor before a rowdy sellout crowd of 5,453.

It is the 19th NCAA Championship for volleyball coach Al Scates, and the most of any program in the nation.

The women's water polo team beat USC in the final, 9-8, which was its second consecutive title, fourth overall, and fourth in the last six years. Last year the team went 33-0 and this season 29-4, while setting the NCAA record for the longest inter-season winning streak at 40 games.

UCLA made the game-winning shot with 1 second left in regulation to beat the Trojans.

These two NCAA championships set the stage for No. 100. The UCLA women's softball team was just seeded #1 in the NCAA tournament this week, with its first round game taking place at UCLA on Friday.

The women's golf team is ranked #2 in the nation, having just qualified for the NCAA tournament.

The men's golf team is currently ranked #5 in the country as it heads into its NCAA tournament.

Men's tennis, which is ranked #10, beat Colorado in the second round of the NCAA tourney Sunday.

Men's track is ranked #10 in the nation.

UCLA's 99 titles leads Stanford, with 91 total NCAA championships, and USC at 84.

Besides those three top athletic departments, all from the Pac-10, the athletic department with the fourth most championships is Oklahoma State with 47.

UCLA also owns 21 other national titles, those that were won in a sport that wasn't NCAA sponsored at the time, for an all-time record total of 120.

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