Ohio State has added another national championship to its storied athletic history.
The Buckeyes men’s volleyball team on Saturday topped BYU in the NCAA tournament final for the second consecutive season, this time 25-19, 25-20, 25-22. It’s their third national title since 2011.
The 6-team NCAA tournament was held at St. John Arena in Columbus. Nicolas Szerszen (16 kills at a .480 clip) and Maxime Hervoir (10 kills at a .471 clip) led the way for Ohio State on Saturday against BYU.
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Ohio State also won the 2016 national championship against BYU with a 3-0 sweep. The Buckeyes were the No. 3 seed last year, topping George Mason and UCLA before knocking off the top-seeded Cougars. This year, they were the top seed and got a bye before defeating Hawaii in the semifinals.
Ohio State went 32-2 this season, losing only to UC Irvine and Penn State. In the MIVA Tournament, it swept Quincy, needed five sets to get past Ball State and swept Grand Canyon in the finals.