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October 11, 2012

ULM Water Ski Team to compete in 2012 National Championship tournament

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's National Champion Water Ski Team will vie for its 24th National Championship in the 2012 National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) National Championship Tournament, Oct. 18-20, in Zachary.

Bennett's Water Ski and Wakeboard School will host the event, which is free and open to the public.

The ULM Water Ski Team holds 23 NCWSA titles, winning 23 of the 33 years the competition has been held.

"It will be great to compete for our 24th National Championship title in our home state of Louisiana, two years in a row," said Treina Landrum, director of ULM Recreational Services and Water Ski Team coach.

"We are inviting ULM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to attend the tournament to support us and see some fantastic skiing."

Spectators will see the best of collegiate skiing, with 28 teams from across the nation competing in the NCWSA National Championship Tournament.

"Nationals is always tough; we don't take anything for granted," said Landrum. "The team has worked hard, and we are ready."

According to Landrum, ULM has had a strong fall season of skiing. The ULM Water Ski Team won the University of Texas Fall Classic, and their home tournament—the Fall 2012 Bayou Classic.

The team also won the South Central Regional Tournament held in San Marcos, Texas, Oct. 6-7.

"The ULM Water Ski Team wishes to thank the ULM students, faculty, staff, administration, Dean Blackett of PAC Environmental Services, and the local business community for their continued support," said Landrum.

For information about the ULM Water Ski Team, contact Treina Landrum at 318-342-5313 or, or visit

For more information about the National Championship tournament, visit

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