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U.S. Athletes To Receive WSF Grants

The Women's Sports Foundation has announced that U.S. athletes Alex Lauretano (water skiing) and Jessica Radmilovic (disabled water skiing) are among 23 individuals and three teams that will receive financial support through the Women's Sports Foundation's Travel & Training Fund, an annual grant program that provides direct financial assistance to aspiring athletes.

In partnership with Gatorade, 23 individuals and three teams each will receive financial support ranging from $2,500 to $5,500. Since 1984, the Women's Sports Foundation's Travel & Training Fund has provided financial assistance to help great athletes become the best. Just this summer, it helped 31 athletes fulfill their Olympic and Paralympic dreams in London, including gold medal winners Muffy Davis, Mallory Weggemann and†the U.S. Water Polo Team.

Lauretano's was the National Collegiate Water Ski Associationís Female Athlete of the Year in 2010, and is a former NCWSA women's tricks and jumping record holder. She was the gold medalist in team overall and women's tricks and overall at the 2012 FISU World University Water Ski Championships. She plans on using the grant funds to help offset the costs for coaching and traveling to international competitions.

Radmilovic won gold medals in tricks and jumping at the 2009 Disabled Water Ski World Championships and a gold medal in slalom at the 2011 Disabled Water Ski World Championships. She intends to utilize the grant funds to train for and compete at the Disabled Water Ski World Championships in Milan, Italy, in 2013.

Lauretano and Radmilovic applied for the grants earlier this year through the Womenís Sports Foundation at www.womenssportsfoundation.org.
















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