ULM Water Ski wins 25th National Championship | ULM Forum 10-24-2013
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When you think of collegiate sports, water skiing is probably not the first that comes to mind. The University of Louisiana at Monroe was instrumental in founding water skiing competition at the collegiate level, and from the bayou that runs through the campus has founded a championship dynasty. October 18-20 the ULM water ski team won its twenty-fifth national title.
According to usawaterski.org, the Warhawks racked up 12,885 points, ahead of the second place team, in-state rival, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who scored 12, 610 points and the University of Alabama who came in third with 10,330 points.
Treina Landrum, the team’s coach said, “This year's National Championship Tournament was a true competitive struggle all the way to through the last event,” she said.
“We saw great skiing from ULM skiers as well as from the other competitors. Our ULM Water Ski Team fought hard for the victory they are enjoying. It is especially memorable that they are the team that returned home with the 25th National Championship Title. It is a once in a life time accomplishment that binds them with all of the previous ULM Skiers who brought us to this point.”
In the Division I field, ULM was joined by the University of Alabama, Arizona State University, University of Cincinnati, Florida Southern College, Grand Valley State University, Kansas University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Miami of Ohio, Michigan State University, Rollins College, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For information about the ULM Water Ski Team, contact Landrum at 318-342-5313 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the team’s Web site at here.