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When was the first time Gallaudet appeared at a
national tournament in any sport?

It was in volleyball, but it is not what you
may think!

It was the 1974 men’s volleyball team that
competed at the NAIA national men’s volleyball
tournament.

Gallaudet men’s volleyball team was a local
powerhouse, winning several conference championships
during the seventies. Gallaudet, a long time NCAA
member, switched to NAIA for several years before
switching back to NCAA.

The 1974 team finished 4th in that NAIA tournament.

Gallaudet no longer fields men’s volleyball program.