American Water Ski Educational Foundation Award of Distinction 1997
Inducted into the Florida Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame 2003
Barbara Cleveland of Hawthorne started skiing in national tournaments in 1966. After skiing for several years in the Senior Women division, where she regularly dominated (clean sweeps in all three events in 1971 and 1972), she returned to ski in the Open Women division in 1977, 1979 and 1981. She was a member of the U.S. Team in 1973, placing third overall, and similarly was third overall in the 1972 Pan American Championships. She was also selected to the U.S. Team for the first Senior World Championships. She has retired from competitive water skiing.