Rhoni Barton Bischoff
Rhoni Barton Bischoff will enter the Hall of Fame as one of the most dominant and recognizable female water skiers in history. Bischoff’s impressive list of water ski accomplishments include being a former Women's World Overall Record Holder, a 12-time United States World Water Ski Team Elite Team Member, an 8-time World Team Champion, a 20-time U.S. National Champion, a 6-time U.S. Open Champion, a 2-time Masters Champion, and a 4-time Moomba Masters Champion. She held the #1 ranking the World for the Women’s Overall for 11 years and was AWSA’s Female Athlete of the Year five times. As a collegiate water skier, Bischoff was a trailblazer becoming the “winningest” Collegiate Water Skier of all times, winning 14 National titles.
Bischoff is just as well known for her work “off the water” as a coach, official, volunteer and ambassador. Her coaching highlights include multiple junior U.S. National Water Ski Championships medalists and U.S. National Junior Development Camps. Bischoff was named the 2001 U.S. Junior World Water Ski Team Coach and won Developmental Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004. Bischoff has held numerous volunteer position with AWSA including serving on the Board of Directors, Athletes Advisory Committee and National Junior Development Committee from 1996-2013. She was also an 8-time AWSA “Senior Judges Clinic” Instructor. Her list of accomplishments goes on and on. Currently, Bischoff is the events manager for Nautique and since 2014 has been responsible for producing the U.S. Open and Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament each year.