ULM logo
ULM Water Ski team breaks ground on new facility

Published April 02, 2015

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s National Champion Water Ski team broke ground today on a facility that will be used to help maintain the team’s championship legacy.

The project, conceptualized by Space Planners Architects, will be built by Vista Construction Group.

The building will be paid for by the Student Facilities Auxiliary Fund and the Student Activity Fee, and will cost $355,000.

The ULM Student Government Association helped spearhead the project. SGA President Adrian LeJeune thanked the student body for passing the referendum which provides funds for projects like the ski facility.

“Two years ago we passed a referendum—the student activities referendum—which is a pool of funds that we are allowed to pull from to give support to student groups which apply for funding for projects that may not get funded otherwise. This is one project that is definitely long overdue,” said LeJeune.

As of 2015, the ULM Water Ski team has won the Collegiate Water Ski National Championship 26 years of the title’s 36 years in existence.


“ULM has the best collegiate water ski team in the nation,” said Treina Landrum, coach and general manager of the team. “I say this with confidence and with proof. The accomplishments of our current championship team are part of a tradition of hard work and success established by the teams and coaches before them.”

The facility will feature storage, restrooms and showers, and a boat dock and lift. The team previously operated out of a small storage shed, which was damaged by severe weather in October 2014.

ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno wanted to have the facility created after learning that team members did not have nearby access to changing areas.


“The facility is going to be great, and it’s well-deserved,” said Bruno. “I’m just proud to be a part of everything that is going on at this university right now. It is incredible how people have been able to come together to make things happen for this university.”

Construction will begin immediately, and the facility is scheduled to open in August, 2015.