On July 9th our Kansas ski family suffered a devastating loss. Hally Yust, 9 of Spring Hill, KS fell victim to a rare infection, Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), which took her life. Hally was an amazing young lady who lived her short life to the fullest. She was a basketball player, water skier, song writer, film maker, world traveler, entrepreneur, musician, so many things but best of all she was a precious child of God.
We are very proud to say she is currently ranked #1 in Girls 1 Overall for the Midwest region, and know that had God seen fit for her to stay on earth with us she would have most definitely been a National contender!
Please continue to keep the Yust family in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days and months as they deal with this loss. But also rejoice with them that their precious little girl is singing her songs with the angels now.
Hally always dreamed of playing college basketball at Kansas State so in lieu of flowers the family would prefer a donation be sent to the: Hally “Bug” K-State Women’s Basketball Scholarship
1800 College Ave, Suite 138
Manhattan, KS 66502
Shon and Jenny would also ask that you not live life in fear. They are huge lovers of water sports and in particular water skiing and urge everyone to understand that this ameba and the facts that surround what took their little girls life. Naegleria fowleri is naturally found in warm freshwater environments such as lakes and rivers. The ameba is common . . . the infection it causes is what is very rare.
Advancement to Regionals for 2014 will be based on the Rankings List . All skiers meeting the following criteria Thursday morning July 17, 2014 (the official Cut Off Date) automatically qualify for Regionals.
Level 6 in any event or overall except for Mens 3-4 slalom in which a skier must be ranked Level 7:
At the cutoff date, July 17th, the Rankings List Average of the last ranked skier in each division in slalom, tricks, jump, and overall will be established as the Cut Off Average (COA) for that level.
After the Cut Off Date, July 17th, any skiers who did not receive an automatic invitation may still qualify for Regionals in any event or overall through three Last Chance Qualifying methods (LCQs):
(1) any skier who increases his average equal to or above the COA anytime after the Cut Off Date up until registration closes for his event at Regionals;
(2) any skier who records a score equal to or above the COA at State Championships or at any tournament class C or above event between the cutoff date and regionals;
(3) any skier who places in the top three (3) at State.
Any skier who has a valid Open/Masters rating/ranking, or is qualified for nationals at the cut off date is automatically invited to Regionals as well.Entry Qualification Requirements
If you have any questions regarding qualifications, contact Kate at dr.kate@Hotmail.com
If you weren't able to make it to the winter meeting, check out the Meeting Minutes to the right to stay up-to-date on everything you missed! There's a lot of great content inside, including position changes, state reports, regionals information, and upcoming tournament schedules.