Stanford won a record fourth national women's NCAA Division I volleyball championship by beating Penn State in a five-game match. Kristin Folkl had 22 kills, including the final three points, as the Cardinal won, 15-10, 15-6, 2-15, 15-17 and 15-9.
Stanford (33-2) won its other titles in 1992, 1994 and 1996. Hawaii and UCLA have won three championships apiece.
"Experience all the way around was a big factor," Stanford coach Don Shaw said.
Penn State (34-2), which defeated Stanford twice during the season, dropped the first two games. The Nittany Lions rallied but fell short despite an outstanding performance by Terri Zemaitis, who had 25 kills.
Zemaitis was named the most outstanding player of the tournament, and added a team-leading 25 digs. Lauren Cacciamani and Carrie Schonveld added 20 kills each for Penn State.