UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA TRIUMPHS AGAIN AT SOUTHEAST/NORTH COLLEGE EVENT #2
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 | Written by Linda Johnston
NSSA SOUTHEAST/NORTH CONFERENCE
COLLEGE EVENT #2
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 7, 2012
By: Linda Johnston
The second stop of the 2012-13 east coast college season went off at New Smyrna Beach in small but fun waist high waves under beautiful Florida skies. The event saw one of the largest college contingents showing up to battle for top honors with thirteen teams competing! The University of Central Florida team has been unstoppable for two straight events taking their second victory of the season. A critical key to UCF’s dominance has been team member Connie Arias who claimed her second consecutive victory in the College Womens division. Max Mellon from the University of North Florida sealed his first victory of the season in the College Mens while University of Florida’s Andrew Donnagelo took his first season victory in the Longboard.
The UCF team has staged an exciting comeback campaign in the first two events of the season. The perennial east coast dominant team has not put together a winning season since 2004. Stay tuned as we keep track of their quest for another championship run and if other teams will step up to the plate and put a halt to their mission. Southeast/North College event #3 will be held at New Smyrna Beach on November 4, 2012.
The 2012-13 NSSA East and West coast competition season is proudly presented by Nike.
NSSA SOUTHEAST/NORTH COLLEGE EVENT #2
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA
1-University of Central Florida (A)
2-Daytona State College
3-Florida Atlantic University
4-University of North Florida (A)
5-University of Florida
6-Brevard Community College
7-University of Central Florida (B)
8-Florida Tech (A)
10-University of Central Florida (C)
11-Florida Tech (B)
12-University of North Florida (B)
2-Will Cole FIT(A)
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.
The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.