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April 23, 2009

2009 ULM Bayou Classic brings world-class skiers to campus April 25-26

The national champion ULM Water Ski Team will host the 2009 ULM Bayou Classic Water Ski Tournament April 25-26 at Bayou DeSiard behind the ULM Alumni Center. Each day’s skiing will begin at 8 a.m. and continue into the afternoon.

Collegiate water skiing competition features three events: slalom, trick skiing and jumping. Saturday, April 25, will cover Men and Women’s Slalom and Trick. Sunday, April 26, will consist of Women’s and Men’s Jump.

This tournament is the home event for ULM and also one the conference tournaments for the team. Other schools in this conference include the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Baylor University, the University of Texas, Texas State University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Arkansas.

Treina Landrum, director of Recreational Services and the ULM Water Ski Team coach, said that, “Spectators can expect to see some of the best water skiing in the world, with the ULM Water Ski Team leading with several world-ranked and national champions. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has great skiers as well and will contribute some exciting performances.

“We have a great lineup of skiers and are looking forward to a strong turn out from the ULM students, faculty and 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.”

There is no fee to watch the event, and the public is invited for a great day of fun. There will be T-shirts and food and drink available for purchase. Spectators are encouraged to bring their favorite lawn chairs and get ready for some good skiing.

More about the national championship ULM Water Ski Team:

The ULM Water Ski Team competes in the National Collegiate Water Ski Association South Central Region and is the current national champion team. It holds 21 NCWSA Championship titles; winning 21 of the 30 years the competition has been held.

Members of the ULM Water Ski Team this fall are:

Women’s Team

Men’s Team


For information about the ULM Water Ski Team, contact Landrum at 318-342-5313 or or visit the team’s Web site at

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