National Collegiate Water Ski Association
South Central Alumni Regionals, October 3-4, Katy, TX
Eastern Alumni Regionals Aug 29-30 Whitestone Lake
The Midwest Region tallied 10,360 points in winning the team title. The Western Region finished runner-up with 5,900 points, followed by the Eastern Region (2,945 points) and the South Central Region (165 points).
Individual event winners were: Ohio State's Kevin Dammeyer (Saint Marys, Ohio), men's slalom (5 buoys at 32 feet off); Arizona State's Steven Brooks (Canyon Lake, Calif.), men's tricks (3,510 points); Indiana’s Briant Detty (Danville, Ind.), men's jumping (143 feet) and overall (750 points); Purdue's Megan Lambert (Brownsburg, Ind.) and Chico State's Samantha Miller (Rio Linda, Calif.), women's slalom (tie – 3 buoys at 28 feet off); Ohio State’s Kristen Dammeyer (Saint Marys, Ohio), women's tricks (1,550 points); and Ohio State's Riley Daulton (Dublin, Ohio), women's jumping (105 feet) and overall (655 points).
To view the scorebook, click here.
Curtis Rabe has been names the new head coach of the Florida Southern Moccasins Waterski team. He takes over for Roger Skalko, who passed away this past year.
It's been a great spring season for the NCWSA. 12 events were hosted from around the country. To see all the results click here. http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/view-tournamentsHQ.asp?sl=on&tr=on&ju=on&sTourLevel=Collegiate&sTourRange=5.
In march, Florida Southern, Monroe, and Arizona State all won thier respective events
In April the NCWSA was very busy with 8 events. For the first time ever the Midwest hosted one of their events out of region as the headed to Hillsboro, TN. Cincy wont the event. Arizona State recorded another win but then UC Davis came back and won the next 2 Western events. In the East, alabama won the SAC Conference Championships. Lafayette came back and avenged their March loss by taking down Monroe in the April showdown and in the Midwest both Kansas and Iowa State opened the midwes the season with wins.
In May Western Washington won their event making it 3 different western region winners this spring. We are still awaiting the Kansas scorebook.
Congrats to all the skiers and captains for a great Spring
Join us at the USA Water Ski Hall of Fame & Museum this Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and drinks to celebrate the life of Roger Skalko. Roger Skalko made a tremendous impact on the water ski community, from his work with collegiate athletes to his efforts in creating Lake Grew, Roger was always involved in paving new roads for the sport. Roger was loved by the entire water ski community and will forever be deeply missed, but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roger's memory to - USA Water Ski Foundation.
Just wanted to reach to you about our scholarship deadline for collegiate water ski athletes. The deadline this year will be March 15th. We want to make sure that all the great student athletes know they have a chance at a scholarship through the Foundation. This helps the students financially giving them the ability to focus on their water ski discipline, and their performance in the classroom. The link to apply for our scholarships can be found below, if you could be so kind as to distribute this link out to all of your collegiate water ski athletes I would deeply appreciate it.
If interested please contact one of the board members via the link below. Secretary requires attending and taking minutes at the national board meeting in January in Florida as well as handling some social media and email ballots.
On Wednesday february 11, 2015 the NCWSA and waterski community lost a great friend, coach, and waterski ambassador. Roger was the full time coach of the many time Eastern Region Champion Florida Southern Waterski Team. Roger led Florida Southern to national recognition over the past decades recruiting top level atheletes from around the globe. NCWSA does not see many dedicated full time coaches very often but Roger was one of the best, always making sure his team was well rounded and ready to compete on and off the water. He truly loved college waterskiing and will be missed.
The NCWSA board had 2 individual resign as of recently, Jazmine Mosley was vice chairman of the Eastern Region and kaitlin Dunlap was vice-chair of the South Central Region. The NCWSA thanks them for their time and dedication to the board. Grace Kelm will replace kaitlin while Paul O'hara will replace Jazmine.
Emily Van Tresses who currently resides on the board as AAC rep will also take on the NCWSA Secretary duties.
Division 1 Results-http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/scorebks/15U033CS.HTM
Division 2 Results-http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/scorebks/15U034CS.HTM
Division 1 Teams
Univ of LA Monroe
Univ of LA Lafayette
Florida Southern College
Michigan State Univ
Ohio State University
Iowa State University
University of Cincinnati
Grand Valley St Univ
Division 2 Teams
Univ of Wisc Madison
Univ of Wisc La Crosse
University of Michigan
Texas A&M University
San Diego State Univ
Cal State Univ Chico
Texas State Univ
University of Texas
Grand Valley State, Michigan, and Madison, win the 2014 NCWSA wildcard simulated tournament and will be heading to Nationals next week in Lousiana