USA Water Ski Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

“Selecting this year’s winners from so many worthy recipients was a tough decision for our Selection Committee, but we’re thrilled to be able to help support these amazing student athletes achieve their future goals.” Tracy Mattes, Executive Director

The USA Water Ski Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2017 Scholarship Awards. The USA Water Ski Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who best represent through achievements in academics and sports what it means to be an ambassador and an athlete; and whose contributions to school and community set them apart in a special way.

“We had the privilege of receiving a record number of applications from many deserving, ambitious and amazing water skiers this year,” said Tracy Mattes, Executive Director of the USA Water Ski Foundation. “Selecting this year’s winners from so many worthy recipients was a tough decision for our Selection Committee, but we’re thrilled to be able to help support these amazing student athletes achieve their future goals.” USA-WSF is proud to have the following outstanding individuals represent our sport both on and off the water:

Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship: $10,000

2017 Recipient Kristen Dammeyer

Kristen Dammeyer, a senior at Ohio State University, is the 2017 recipient of the $10,000 Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship. Dammeyer, the reigning slalom and trick NCWSA Midwest Regional Tournament Champion, is majoring in Chemistry and holds a perfect 4.0 GPA. Dammeyer was also a 2016 overall NCWSA Midwest Tournament podium finisher, a 2016 NCWSA National Competitor, and a 2015, 2016 and 2017 Midwest Collegiate All-Stars Team Member. Over the past year, Dammeyer has been involved in the sport as a competitor,…

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