Club water ski team gears up for nationals

On Monday, the Grand Valley State University water ski club qualified for the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) Division 1 Nationals in Zachary, La. from Oct. 16-18.

GVSU, which is ranked 12th in the nation, learned its fate Monday after finishing in eighth place at regionals. GVSU is one of nine teams from the Midwest to qualify for nationals.

The Lakers will compete against the top Division 1 teams in the nation in the 12-team event, which will be hosted by Bennett’s Water Ski and Wakeboard School.