National Collegiate Water Ski Association
Fall 2015 Tournament Schedule is finalized!!
Sept 12-13 UT Fall Classic Frameswitch Lake!
Sept 26-27 ULM Bayou Classic Bayou Desiard
Oct 3-4 SCR & Alumni Regionals Lakes of Katy Waterski Club
Oct 15-17 NCWSA Nationals Lakes At Cypress Hill, Cypress, Texas
This is for all collegiate water-skiers and teams who would like information on the 2015 Collegiate National Tournament. It will be held October 15-17 at The Lakes of Cypress Hill in Cypress, Texas. The Alabama and Texas A&M ski teams will be co-hosting the tournament.
October 15-17, 2015
Chief Judge: Kelly StumphChief Driver: David WestChief Scorer: Lisa HollandTC Officials: Jim Thompson (Chief), Kelvin KelmChief Announcer: Tyler BoydChief Safety: Sheila MatthewsHost Club Driver: Joe DarwinOther Scorers: Heather StallingsSki Nautiquewill pull d1ms and d1mj, malibu will pull d1ws, and d1wj
This summer Whitestone Lake Estates in Talking Rock, GA will be hosting the first ever NCWSA East Alumni Regionals Aug 29-30, 2015.
The layout of the tournament and specific details of the events will be announced at a later date. UPDATE: Saturday, we start (8am start time unless earlier is needed) with Slalom, trick and finally jump, with the balance of incomplete events on Sunday.
UPDATE: All folks will be allowed to ski for their team (Out of region schools are welcome as well)!!!! Team Scores are calculated from the 8 best scores (regardless of sex or distribution) for the team. This is a NCWSA event and those division speeds and rules will be the preferred. i.e. 36 mph Male Slalom and 34 mph Female Slalom speed, 1 Trick Pass, and 5' 32 mph Jump. If you prefer to ski at your AWSA division speeds include with your registration. If you need an AWSA rating, this must be declared 1 week prior to the start of the event!
UPDATE: No Team Captains....all updates available on FB or on-site (which will supersede FB).
Entry fees: $55 per skier. For those of you not current USA Water Ski members, a Grass Roots membership is available for $35, which allows you to Slalom and Trick. USAWS.org offers an on-line membership setup.
Folks...this is an Alumni Collegiate event so parents be forewarned. That being said, if your child must ski, we will allow them to ski for the skiing parent's team, but not count for Team Scores.
The purpose of this tournament is to HAVE FUN and see old friends! We want to accommodate as many people and their wishes as possible but limits do exists.
Not alumni yet? Come and show your team support, just as you hope that your team's alumni will do during the fall season!
"The following nine student athletes are great examples of what individuals can do when they are focused, hard-working and relentless in both athletics and academics," said Tracy Mattes, executive director of the USA Water Ski Foundation. "A great educational base, coupled with sports, can be the perfect score for creating leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to recognize their achievements both on and off the water."
Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship: $5,000
2015 Recipient: Ellie Horton (Florida Southern College)
George Blair Ambassador Scholarship: $2,200
2015 Recipient: Jessica Tygier (University of Cincinnati)
Southern Region/Elmer Stailing Scholarship: $2,000
2015 Recipient: K.C. Wilson (Florida Southern College)
MasterCraft Scholarship: $1,500
2015 Recipient: Kristen Dammeyer (Ohio State)
Western Region/Big Al Wagner Scholarship: $1,500
2015 Recipient: Erika Lang (Rollins College)
Nautique Boats Scholarship: $1,500
2015 Recipient: Maxwell Schwein (University of Michigan)
Jennifer Odom/David Kammerer Memorial Scholarship: $1,500
2015 Recipient: Johnathan Martines (Penn State)
Jean Downes Scholarship: $1,500
2015 Recipient: Kara MacIntyre (University of Alabama)
Tim Olson Memorial Scholarship: $1,500
2015 Recipient: Ariana Koehler (Concordia University)
To learn more about the 2015 recipients and the USA Water Ski Foundation Scholarship Program, visitwww.usawaterskifoundation.org.
South Central Alumni Regionals, October 3-4, Katy, TX
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.