USA Water Ski Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

The USA Water Ski Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2015 scholarship awards. Each award winner was selected after displaying remarkable athletic and academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and community service. The USA Water Ski Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who show leadership abilities and demonstrate that involvement in the sport has promoted their growth both personally and academically.

“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,