UCLA Spotlight


2005 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship

  • By Wendy Soderburg, Scott Henry
  • Published May 1, 2005 8:00 AM

Freshman Brittany Rowe scored two goals and senior Natalie Golda scored one as the Bruins beat third-seeded Stanford, 3-2, on May 15 at the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship at the Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The win capped the Bruins’ undefeated (33-0) season — giving them their third NCAA championship and seventh national championship — and brought UCLA’s nation-leading total of NCAA titles to 96.

This is Adam Krikorian's fourth national championship as head coach of the women's water polo team and his seventh championship as head coach of the men's and women's teams combined. It is also the third time that he has won both the men's and women's water polo titles in the same season.



The victorious Bruins show off their 2005 NCAA championship trophy.


Senior Natalie Golda, tournament MVP.


The women in action against Stanford.