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September 11, 2006

ULM Water Ski Team hosts ULM Bayou DeSiard Classic Sept. 23, 24

The ULM Water Ski Team, which boasts both world and national championship skiers, is hosting the 2006 Bayou DeSiard Classic on Saturday, Sept. 23 beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday’s events include men and women’s slalom and trick skiing. The tournament will resume on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. with Women’s and Men’s Jump.

ULM fans are encouraged to watch the ski team compete in three events: slalom, trick skiing and jumping. The ULM team has won many national championships and has several world champions and record holders in these events, said Treina Landrum, director of recreational services and coach of the ULM Water Ski Team.

“We have a great lineup of skiers and are looking forward to a strong turnout from the ULM Students, faculty, staff and community members at our tournament. People really enjoy the spectacular skiing they see from our team. The university is really proud to have such a wonderful group of world class athletes.”

The ULM Water Ski Team competes in the NCWSA (National Collegiate Water Ski Association) South Central Region. Other schools competing in this conference include: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Baylor University, University of Texas, Louisiana Tech, Texas State University, Stephen F. Austin University, The University of Arkansas, The University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech University and Tarleton State University.

The tournament will be free to the public, and concessions and t-shirts will be available for purchase. Maroon Platoon and CAB will host a cookout. Spectators are asked to bring their own chairs and watch the competition from the bayou.

The ULM Water Ski Team will travel to the Regional Tournament on Sept. 30 in Lafayette and to the National Championship Tournament in Sacremento, Calif. in October.

For more information about the ULM Water Ski team, visit

Members of the 2006 ULM Water Ski Team include:

Women’s Team

Men’s Team

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