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Water ski wins 29th national championship

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The water ski team has completed another season and won another national championship, bringing their total to 29.
The team traveled to the Connelly Skis 40th NCWSA Nationals in Martindale, Texas for a three day event. The weekend was a tough one for ULM, coming down to the wire.
“This was such a close fight. We didn’t know until our last skier if we would win or not,” Emma Brunel said.
In the end, a team effort brought a 29th championship to the university with Lousiana-Lafayette coming in second and Alabama following in third.
“It feels amazing because it was so close. Everybody played such an important part in the work,” Brunel added.
According to waterskiresults.com, ULM tallied 12,175 points. In-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette finished 60 points behind at 12,115.
The team will come home and celebrate, adding to their long list of accomplishments and accolades.
“An amazing group of athletes who continue to add to our waterskiing dynasty. I am proud of them and congratulate them on an outstanding effort,” university president Nick Bruno said.
This is the third year in a row that ULM has won the national championship and their 14th since the year 2000.
The water ski team will look to produce many more titles for years to come and once again, the best is on the bayou.

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Water ski wins 29th national championship