Athletes Of The Month Selected
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 06/01/2012 11:16:48
- In: Water Skiing
USA Water Ski has selected Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for May. Smith and Jaquess are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month honors.
Smith won his first career Masters' men's slalom title, scoring 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off at the 53rd Masters Water Ski Tournament, presented by Nautique, May 26-27, at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Jaquess won her third career Masters' women's slalom title, scoring 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off. In the semifinals, Jaquess earned the event’s top seed with a Robin Lake course record of 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. The old record of 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off had stood since 2003. Jaquess also placed fourth in women’s jumping at the Masters, recording a distance of 162 feet in the finals.