It’s that time of year again. The time where some of us are lucky enough to say goodbye to the college life after four (or more, we aren’t here to judge!) years of late nights, early mornings, boring lectures and incredible amounts of caffeine. Some students might be moving on to get their Masters or Ph.D., while others are slamming their textbooks closed and burning the notes from a class they still cannot pronounce, ready to move on to the next chapter in life. However, with the end of college comes the end of collegiate water skiing.
Being successful both on and off the water is a difficult task in the world of collegiate water ski–entire weekends are spent at ski lakes that have minimal to no access to internet many students need for homework. During the week, skiers balance the requirements of college, work, other extracurriculars, and the need to practice. Practice alone can be a four-hour ordeal for some students who have to travel an hour both ways to a practice lake. Needless to say, balancing the life of a college student and water skier is no easy task, and while not all of the graduating collegiate skiers are pictured, you are all awesome and we are proud of all the students who checked this milestone off this year! (or will check it off in June, for those still in school for ~3 more weeks!)
Don’t be a stranger, Kathleen is always looking for alumni volunteers for her articles, if you have some quotes, ideas for an article, experiences to share, or want to volunteer for a spotlight reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget your water ski life–keep tabs on the AWSA, join all the water ski alumni groups you can, and get together with your former team and coach them up! Most importantly, we look forward to seeing you hanging around NCWSA tournaments for many years to come!