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Rollins Water Ski Set for NCWSA Nationals

Natalia Cuglievan
Natalia Cuglievan

SAN MARCOS, Texas (October 10, 2018) – Winners of three National Collegiate Water Ski Association national titles in its illustrious history, Rollins heads to San Marcos, Texas this weekend looking for number four, participating in the 2018 NCWSA National Championship.

Texas State is serving as host of the event at the San Marcos River Ranch in Martindale, Texas.

The Tars qualified for the Division I competition for the 12th-straight year, finishing third at the NCWSA Eastern Regional. Rollins heads to the championship ranked No. 5 in the nation, just behind Louisiana Monroe, Alabama, Louisiana Lafayette and Florida Southern.

The Rollins men are led by senior Dorien Llewellyn who is already one of the most decorated student-athletes in school history. He is the defending national tricks champion and is currently ranked second nationally in the event, behind Tanguy Dailland of Florida Southern. Llewellyn is ranked fifth in the nation in slalom and tied for 22nd in jumps. 

Rafael De Osma took runner-up honors at the Eastern Region Championships and heads to nationals highly ranked in slalom (T6th), tricks (T9th) and jumps (45th).

Alejandra De Osma headlines the Rollins women's team with the newcomer taking fourth individually at the regional championship. Nationally, she is tied for 9th in slalom, 13th in tricks and 25th in jumps.

Natalia Cuglievan comes into nationals ranked second in tricking while both Emma Morgan and Jenna Morgan are expected to score high marks in all three events over the weekend.

Rollins starts the National Championship on Thursday, October 11 with men's and women's slalom. Both genders will start at 7 a.m. local time. Beginning 7:30 a.m. on Friday, the men will compete in tricks and the women jumps. The final day of competition will feature women's tricks and men's jumps, scheduled to start at 8 a.m.

Fans can watch the entire weekend live at NCWSA.com