The 1988 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament began with 32 teams and ended on December 17, 1988, when Texas defeated Hawaiʻi 3 games to 0 in the NCAA championship match.
|1988 NCAA Women's Division I Volleyball Tournament|
1988 NCAA Final Four logo
|Champions||Texas (1st NCAA (2nd National) title)|
|Runner-up||Hawaiʻi (3rd NCAA (7th National) title match)|
|Winning coach||Mick Haley (1st title)|
|Final Four All-Tournament Team|
- Stacie Nichols (Texas)
- Sue Schelfhout (Texas)
- Dawn Davenport (Texas)
- Martina Cincerova (Hawaiʻi)
- Teee Williams (Hawaiʻi)
- Mary Eggers (Illinois)
Texas won the school's first NCAA championship and became the first non-California or Hawaii university to win the NCAA national championship (Texas also won the last AIAW national championship). After upsetting previously unbeaten and top ranked UCLA in the national semifinals, Texas swept Hawaiʻi in the final by the scores of 15-4, 16-14, 15-13, and became the first school to win every NCAA tournament match in sweeps (3-0), as they 15-0 in individual games.