Regina Jaquess was inducted into the National Collegiate Water Ski Association Hall of Fame last Saturday at the Collegiate Nationals Banquet in McClellan Park, Calif.
Regina, a member of the University of Louisiana Monroe Water Ski Team from 2002 to 2006, was an 11-time NCWSA national event champion, a 10-time University World gold medalist and a member of two National Championship teams.
Read a NCWSA.com article about Regina’s career and impact on collegiate skiing here.
Regina’s fellow Class of 2019 inductees were Steve Tyler, Marcus Brown and Libby Van Treese.
GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode has been announced as a 2014 recipient of the American Water Ski Educational Foundation’s Award of Distinction.
In announcing the award, the AWSEF had this to say about Dave:
“Goode, the founder and president of Goode Ski Technologies, has shown broad support of three-event water skiing as a competitor, official, tournament host and organizer, sponsor, and industry innovator. He is recognized throughout the world as a leader in carbon fiber technology and as a pioneer in ski building. He also is a highly respected ski set-up technician and shares his knowledge and experience with many of the world’s top athletes and coaches.”
The Award of Distinction was created to recognize many individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport. They may include tournament skiers, innovators, industry leaders, officials and others responsible for landmark achievements in the development of water skiing as well as those whose long periods of dedicated and generous service deserve special recognition.
Dave and his fellow Award of Distinction honorees – Mike Botti, Danny Churchill, Charlotte Melchers, and Sherm Schraft – along with 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Cheryl Orloff, will be honored during the AWSEF’s 32nd annual induction ceremony April 12, in Polk City, Fla.