The University of Louisiana water ski team won the Division 1 national title at the 32nd Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. Oct. 14-16, at the Austin Aquaplex in Buda, Texas. The Ragin' Cajuns tallied 12,460 points in winning their fifth title in the history of the event.

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Louisiana-Monroe, which was seeking to win its fifth consecutive and 23rd overall title, finished second, scoring 12,050 points.  Alabama finished third with 10,510 points, Arizona State was fourth with 8,825 points and Rollins placed fifth with 8,715 points. 

Hosted by the University of Texas and the National Collegiate Water Ski Association, the competition included 12 teams in Division 1 and 10 teams in Division 2. National team champions were declared in both divisions. Individual medals for slalom, tricks and jumping were awarded based on athletes' placements within their division. Overall titles were awarded in each division to athletes competing in all three events.

The Division 1 field comprised Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Purdue, Missouri State, Arizona State, Cal Poly, San Diego State, Alabama, Rollins and Florida Southern.

Athletes winning individual national titles in Division 1 were: Louisiana's Nancy Chardin, women's tricks (3,860 points) and overall (1,680 points); Arizona State's Storm Selsor, men's overall (1,665 points); Louisiana-Monroe's Martin Bartalsky, men's slalom (2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off); Louisiana-Monroe's Karen Stevens, women's slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off); Louisiana-Monroe's Alex Lauretano, women's jumping (150 feet); Alabama's Dylan Schaffer, men's tricks (6,450 points); and Louisiana-Monroe's Zack Worden, men's jumping (175 feet).

COLLEGIATE NATIONALS DIV1      COMBINED TEAM        

        DETAILS OF TEAM SCORES AND PLACES    

TEAM NAME               ID     SLALOM PLC  TRICKS PLC  JMPING PLC  OVRALL PLC

UNIV OF LOUISIANA       ULL    3950.0  2   4280.0  1   4230.0  1  12460.0  1 
UNIV OF LOUISIANA MONR  ULM    4065.0  1   3975.0  2   4050.0  2  12090.0  2 
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA   ALA    3160.0  5   3810.0  3   3540.0  3  10510.0  3 
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSI  ASU    3545.0  4   2960.0  4   2320.0  6   8825.0  4 
ROLLINS COLLEGE         ROL    3590.0  3   2570.0  5   2555.0  5   8715.0  5 
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLE  FSC    2610.0  7   2535.0  6   2820.0  4   7965.0  6 
UNIV OF WISC MADISON    MAD    2025.0  8   2165.0  8   2305.0  7   6495.0  7 
PURDUE UNIVERSITY       PUR    2705.0  6   2110.0  9   1435.0 11   6250.0  8 
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY    TAM    1860.0 10   2275.0  7   1955.0  8   6090.0  9 
MISSOURI STATE UNIV     MOS    1995.0  9   1535.0 11   1735.0  9   5265.0 10 
CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBIS  SLO    1375.0 11   1760.0 10   1620.0 10   4755.0 11 
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV    SDS     845.0 12   1320.0 12   1215.0 12   3380.0 12 

To view all Division 1 scores, click here.

The Division 2 field comprised Texas, Texas State, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Clemson, North Carolina, Western Washington, UC San Diego, Chico State and Iowa State.

Ohio State won the Division 2 title, scoring 7,245 points. Texas finished second with 7,075 points. Iowa State (6,390 points), Texas State (6,235 points) and Cincinnati (6,140 points) rounded out the top-five placements.

Athletes winning individual national titles in Division 2 were: Chico State's Andrea Neely, women's slalom (3 buoys at 35 feet off) and overall (1,060 points); Texas' Andres Pombo, men's tricks (3,270 points) and overall (1,400 points); North Carolina's Rachel Shepard, women's tricks (2,090 points); Clemson's Jonathan Paulovich, men's slalom (2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off) and jumping (147 feet); and Iowa State's Maggie Tierney, women's jumping (81 feet).


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