Clementine Lucine has been declared the best overall three-event female skier in the world.
Ms. Lucine has represented Florida Southern for three years on the collegiate level, but ranks No. 1 overall as the International Water Ski Federation’s World Cup Series Champion for 2008. The IWSF World Cup Series showcases three-event skiing – consisting of slalom, short board (tricks) and jump -- at five stops around the world, including Russia, Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, and Qatar.
Ms. Lucine is the first skier in history to win both the slalom and short board events overall. These combined performances, along with her jump performances, ranked her above the competition of world-renowned professional female skiers.
She also recently broke the world record for tricks at a tournament in Central Florida with a score of 8,840, which is pending certification.
Ms. Lucine has received many other accolades for her performances on the water. She was named Water Ski World Champion in 2007, which included the title of World Trick Champion, and was the IWSF World Cup Shortboard champion in 2006.
Florida Southern has a number of other skiers who finished the IWSF World Cup circuit with excellent performances. Marion Mathieu placed seventh overall in women’s jump at the Russia stop; Alex Lauretano finished fifth in Malaysia and Qatar; and Aurelian Serrault placed fifth in men’s jump in Russia and 10th in Malaysia.
The IWSF World Cup Series invites only the most elite female and male skiers in the world to compete in the series.