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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | July 14, 2017

Best photos from NCAA 2016-17 championships

As another college sports season has come to a close, we look back at some of the best photos from NCAA Division I championships this past season. 

There was plenty of action and memorable moments during the 2016-17 NCAA sports season, along with many new champions crowned.

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Check out some of the best photos below: 

North Carolina defeated Gonzaga 71-65 to win the national title at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona back in March. After falling to Villanova the year before, the win was extra sweet.

In a packed Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Stanford beat Texas 3-1 to earn the national title, the program's first since 2004. 

The USC Trojans won their first national championship since 2007 when they beat West Virginia at the Women's College Cup in San Jose, California. 

In the first ever Frozen Four that took place in Chicago, Denver beat Minnesota-Duluth to win the national championship. In the photo below, head coach Jim Montgomery walks out of the United Center with his son after the win.

Oklahoma softball won its second straight title and third in five years when the Sooners swept Florida is the women's College World Series.

Maryland won its first title since 1975 when the Terps beat Ohio State at Gillette Stadium. 

Penn State won its sixth title in seven years when the Nittany Lions earned the national title in St. Louis back in March.

South Carolina won the program's first national championship after they beat Mississippi State at the Women's Final Four in Dallas. A'ja Wilson took home the Most Outstanding Player Award. 

Oregon secured the first-ever Triple Crown when the women's track team won the outdoor championships in June. The Ducks also took home cross country and indoor titles this past season. 

For the first time in program history, the Gators won the College World Series when they defeated LSU in a two-game series. 

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