ULM Wakeboarding named Team of Year

ULM Hawkeye

Alliance Wake has named the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawk Wake Team its 2010 Collegiate Team of the Year.

The group, established by team President Nick McDonald in 2009, has become extremely organized and active after just two short years.

“I got pressure from former Presidents Adam Silcio of LSU and Ory Comeaux of Louisiana Lafayette, and finally decided we had very strong competitors of our own, right here at ULM,” McDonald said.

In its second year of competi­tion, the ULM Wakeboard team landed 13th in the country.

Warhawk Wake hosted the first wakeboarding event on Bayou DeSiard last year, the first collegiate wakeboarding event to be hosted on a college campus.

The team is fundraising for an upcoming trip to Long Beach, Calif., where they will compete in Empire Wake’s Collegiate Wake Series Championships will be held.

“Usually around three to four times a semester. We plan to host two events this academic year, and we also attend other wakeboarding events all year long that are not competitions,” McDonald said.

The club receives support from Swamp Sports Water­sports, B&L Marine, The Townsend Family, The Birch Family and the ULM sports club staff.

-Courtsey of University Relations