Twenty-four of the nation’s top collegiate water ski teams will compete in the 40th Connelly Skis Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Thursday through Saturday, at the San Marcos River Ranch in Martindale, Texas. A live webcast will be available for viewing at www.ncwsa.com. Hosted by Texas State University and Texas A&M, the Nationals will include 12 teams in Division 1 and 12 teams in Division 2. National team champions will be declared in both divisions. Individual medals for slalom, tricks and jumping will be awarded based on athletes’ placements within their division. Overall titles will be awarded in each division to athletes competing in all three events.
Competing teams in Division 1 are: Alabama, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida Southern, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Ohio State, Rollins, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Western Washington and Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Competing teams in Division 2 are: Auburn, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Grand Valley State, Iowa State, Miami University of Ohio, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Texas, Texas State, UCLA and Wisconsin.
hursday’s action begins at 7 a.m. (CDT) with Division 1 women’s and men’s slalom and Division 2 women’s and men’s jumping. Friday’s action starts at 7:30 a.m. (CDT) with Division 1 men’s tricks and Division 1 women’s jumping. Division 2 competition begins at 10 a.m. (CDT) with men’s and women’s tricks. Saturday’s events include Division 1 women’s tricks beginning at 8 a.m. (CDT, followed by Division 1 men’s jumping. Division 2 action includes women’s slalom starting at 7:30 a.m., followed by men’s slalom.
At the 2017 Collegiate Water Ski Nationals, the University of Louisiana-Monroe won the Division 1 national team title. Miami University of Ohio won the 2017 Division 2 title.
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