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AFTCO a long-time leader in conservation in the saltwater world is bringing their conservation ethics to the freshwater market in 2018 with a variety of new initiatives including their Bank Bag program. This program will be in full effect during the 2018 collegiate bass fishing championship.   During that week AFTCO supplies a Bank Bag to each team to use to pick up trash from around the lake during their practice period and competition days.

This year, the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series will join in on the efforts and promote the AFTCO Bank Bags to anglers fishing the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship next week being held on Pickwick and Wilson Lake. Anglers that return the Bank Bag full of trash will be eligible to receive a $25 gift card for AFTCO clothing.

“It is our 60th anniversary in 2018 and our first year in the freshwater market.  AFTCO has long been a leader in the fishing conservation and we are excited to bring new initiatives to the freshwater market.  10% of our company profits go to conservation every year and we have moved that into freshwater this year with new programs like our Bank Bags.  It is an exciting time for AFTCO and we look forward to working with the top college anglers this week,” said Casey Shedd, Vice-President at AFTCO.

“This is such an awesome way to both help take care of great resources like Pickwick and Wilson lakes but also show how AFTCO and College anglers care about the resources.    As part of this program we’re going to even add more on top of what AFTCO is doing by providing a $25.00 Cabela’s Gift card that can be used at either Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s for some of the college anglers,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the ACA and President of CarecoTV.

College anglers can pick up and drop-off their Bank Bags at the weigh-in site located at McFarland Park throughout the week with staff members. As a special incentive, the that find the ACA Director, Wade Middleton, during Championship Week and asks for an AFTCO Bank Bag will also get an additional $25.00 Cabela’s Gift Card upon returning it full.

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Bethel Continues to Hold on to 1st as Auburn makes a move into 2nd, and UNA in 3rd

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series have released the latest Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia rankings update for the 2017-2018 season. With the season winding down to one final double points event, there is little doubt that the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship will be the most pivotal event of the year in determining who will reign as this year’s Cabela’s School of the Year winner, as well as all the schools that end ranked in the Top 25 for the year – which is no easy feat anymore in college fishing.

The current update released today shows a move within the Top 5 schools for several top bass fishing school teams.    Leading off the rankings and continuing the strangle hold they’ve had all year long on 1st place is Bethel University.   Their almost magical run as the nation’s number one team has continued all season long.  Bethel’s dominance this season has left many to say it is almost a foregone conclusion that they will win School of the Year unless something unforeseen happens at the season ending Championship. While many are already congratulating the Bethel team, the chase is still on for which teams will occupy the rest of the Top 5 spots in the nation, and win the prizes associated with those spots, as well as which teams will end the year ranked inside the Top 25.

“Bethel University’s season has been one to watch and marvel at this season.  What has  been most impressive to me is the amount of anglers that have earned points for the Bethel team at events all over the nation this season.    This dominance hasn’t been seen in college fishing to date and may not be seen again like this for some time,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the ACA.

When it comes to teams vying for Top 5 and Top 25 places in the Cabela’s School of Year presented by Abu Garcia race, remember that the Championship awards more points than any other event on the schedule, so we should expect to see a lot of rankings shake ups.  With only this one key event left this season with the opportunity to earn points, there are a few key observations to keep in mind going into the Championship.

Some Key Observations…

Auburn University went head to head with Bethel University and University of North Alabama at last week’s B.A.S.S Eastern Tour event on Lake Cherokee and placed 6th to collect 150 points, thus helping them move into the 2nd place spot. Auburn has been in the hunt for the Cabela’s School of the Year title and will surely be making a run for the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship title next week to help solidify their ranking and be there just in case Bethel does stumble.

Two-time Cabela’s School of the Year winners, University of North Alabama, are in 3rd place and definitely looking to make a push for a top ranking. UNA will be a big presence next week as they defend their BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship title while fishing on their home waters of Pickwick Lake.   With the points awarded, it’s not out of the question for UNA to place two teams in the top ten this week, thus earning a large amount of points in case Bethel does fall short.

Murray State University slips into 4th place after sitting in 2nd place in the last Cabela’s School of the Year update. Murray State is a perennial bass fishing powerhouse and is riding a wave of recent successes as they are coming off a major win at the FLW Central event back in April.  There is no doubt they are looking to hold on to a top ranking once again as the season winds down.

McKendree University, currently in 5th place, has been steady all year long in major events and looking for a top finish next week to keep them in the Top 5.    McKendree is also a team that has often been ranked in the Top 10 in the nation and outsiders see this as another great year for their team which has become one of the top programs in the nation.

Other teams looking to wrap up a great year and move into the Top 5 in the nation are Adrian College sitting in 6th place, which is the highest ranked team from the northern states this season; as well as the 7th place Bryan College team.  Bryan College won the 2017 Cabela’s School of Year race and has been a highly ranked team throughout this season.

Here’s a look at the Top 25:

  1. Bethel University (McKenzie, TN)
  2. Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
  3. University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
  4. Murray State University (Murray, KY)
  5. McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)
  6. Adrian College (Adrian, MI)
  7. Bryan College (Dayton, TN)
  8. University of Louisiana – Monroe (Monroe, LA)
  9. University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
  10. Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
  11. University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL)
  12. Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
  13. Mississippi State (Starkville, MS)
  14. Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
  15. Tarleton State (Stephenville, TX)
  16. East Texas Baptist University (Marshall, TX)
  17. Rogers State University (Claremore, OK)
  18. Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA)
  19. Louisiana State University – Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)
  20. Sam Houston State (Huntsville, TX)
  21. Drury University (Springfield, MO)
  22. Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
  23. Wallace State Community College (Hanceville, AL)
  24. University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  25. Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)

There are only two events left that count towards Cabela’s School of the Year standings – B.A.S.S Western Tour which shouldn’t have any impact on the Top 25 rankings and the long awaited BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. The 2018 Championship on Lake Pickwick will feature 22 out of the top 25 ranked universities/colleges in the nation and with each university/college’s top 2 highest finishing teams earning points towards the final Cabela’s School of the Year standings, it will be interesting to see what the final rankings will be. You can follow all the action of the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship next week with our Live Coverage.

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Now known as one of the most popular events in college fishing, Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night is a night full of activities and prizes.  This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd  at McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama. Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night is part of the action-packed, week-long celebration of college fishing held during the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. During this year’s Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night, anglers will be able win prizes, go on boat rides, share fishing stories with touring pros, learn more about Garmin electronics, and much more.

To start the night off, anglers will be welcomed with a pizza buffet and desserts – a perfect meal after a long day of practicing on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes. And when we say buffet, anyone that has fed a college student knows that will be quite a lot of pizza – last year alone we went through 115 pizzas, oh my!

Once fed, anglers will be start by competing at the Cabela’s Archery station and then moving on to the Abu Garcia Flip, Pitch, and Cast Contest using brand new Abu Garcia rods and reels.  The casting contest, as well as the giveaways around it, will feature over $5,000 in prizes this year! The final round will be live-streamed for friends and family to watch, so practice your pitching skills to make the Top Ten cut and get announced as the 2018 Yamaha Flip, Pitch, and Cast Champion!

While the Abu Garcia Flip, Pitch, and Cast Contest is underway, anglers will also be able to go on a Ranger Boat powered Yamaha Outboard demo ride to feel the power behind the newest lineup of Yamaha Outboards and the comfort of the 50th Anniversary Ranger Boats.

Along with demo rides, anglers will be able to get out on the water once again with Garmin Pro, Brock Mosley, to check out the all new Garmin PanOptix technology live-in-action. From fish swimming all the way around the boat, to watching your lure in the water, the new Garmin PanOptix All-Seeing Sonar is sure to turn heads while on the water.

In between eating pizza, competing in the Flip, Pitch, and Cast Contest, and taking demo rides, anglers will have the opportunity to meet and talk to Ranger Boats Pro, Matt Lee, and ask him questions to help tackle Pickwick and Wilson Lakes. Abu Garcia, Berkley, Ranger Boats, Garmin, and many more sponsors will be on-site during the Yamaha Angler Appreciation night!

Finally, it wouldn’t be a true Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night unless Yamaha Outboards went above and beyond for the competitors, as always, with tons of door prizes being given away throughout the night! Catch all the action when Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night kicks off at 4pm on Tuesday, May 22nd at McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama and wraps up at 7:00PM. Be sure to bring your appetite, questions for the pros, and your casting “A” game, and we’ll see you at McFarland Park!

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Ranger pros Jordan and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery

FLIPPIN, Ark. (May 14, 2018) – The “Big G” in north Alabama will play host to the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year championship, but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself, to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.

The Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge pits the highest-finishing Ranger Cup-qualified team from the FLW College Fishing National Championship against the Ranger Cup-qualified team with the highest finish in the BoatUS College Fishing Bass Championship. For their respective finishes, the two teams will receive a prize package that includes an all-expenses-paid trip to Guntersville, Ala., where they will square off in a made-for-TV fish-off that will be aired nationally on “Americana Outdoors.”

In addition to the Lee brothers’ tutelage, the 2018 Ranger Cup University Team on the Year Championship sill prove to be one of the richest in college fishing thanks to the cash and prizes up for grabs. Additionally, both teams will be competing from a brand-new fully rigged Ranger boat.

“The growth of tournament fishing at the collegiate level has been phenomenal to be a part of,” said Ranger Boats Marketing Director Matt Raynor.  “The sport is becoming more widely recognized and mainstream every year and we’re excited to partner with Matt and Jordan on this unique event.  They both fished their way to the pros by starting at Auburn and are great examples of how far you can go with college tournaments as a starting point.”

Lake Guntersville is famed for its topwater frog bite in the fall thanks to the many acres of hydrilla and milfoil abundant in the reservoir. Matt and Jordan Lee call Guntersville their home lake, which will prove a boon to the teams’ chances as well as an unprecedented learning opportunity to learn firsthand from two Bassmaster Elite Series pros who enjoyed extremely successful college fishing careers at Auburn University. Matt qualifying for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic by winning the 2012 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket and younger brother Jordan won the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket to earn a berth in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Since then Jordan has won back-to-back Classics (2017, 2018) and amassed more than $1 million in winnings.

“College fishing is really kind of where my career started,” said Jordan. “I qualified for that first Classic, fished the Opens and then made it to the Elites, and a lot of the things I learned about fishing at a high level came from my days at Auburn, so I know how valuable things like Ranger’s college program and this event in particular can be for kick-starting a career.”

Matt Lee also fished at Auburn, and he found his inroads to the Bassmaster Elite Series there, too.

“College fishing has grown so much, even in the few years since I’ve competed, that I’m amazed. There are lots of opportunities for kids to get a taste of a pro-level fishing format and weigh-ins, and the Ranger Cup University Championship is a prime example,” he said. “It’s humbling to be able to go and meet these kids in the position I’m in now when it was me in their place not too long ago.”

College anglers still have time to participate in the Ranger Cup University program and potentially qualify for the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge. The FLW College Fishing National Championship runs May 30 – June 1 on Louisiana’s Red River. The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is scheduled for May 21-25 on Lake Pickwick in Alabama.

The program, designed exclusively for collegiate anglers, is open to those fishing in either FLW- or BoatUS-affiliated competitions. Signup is free, regardless of brand of boat the anglers own or use. To remain qualified in the program, anglers need only adhere to simple clothing and logo requirements.

For complete program guidelines and details on Ranger Cup University, including payout, clothing requirements and informational videos, go online to www.rangerboats.com/staticPages/includes/RangerCupUniversity.cfm

 

About Ranger Boats

Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.

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The Association of College Anglers is proud to announce that SPRO has renewed its sponsorship of the 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a 2018 series sponsor, SPRO will receive extensive promotion with collegiate anglers throughout the nation at the four major ACA Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events and television series.

From top water frogs, to deep diving crankbaits, and everything in between, SPRO covers each level of the water column to help these collegiate anglers be successful on the water.

“All of the SPRO products will have a dedicated time to be thrown at each of our events across the country, which is why I believe the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and SPRO Corp. is such a great fit,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the Association of Collegiate Anglers and President of CarecoTV. “I look forward to seeing monster fish being brought in to all the weigh-ins due to the SPRO lineup!”

For more information about the full SPRO lineup of products please contact visit www.spro.com.

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About the Association of College Anglers

The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing.  The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country.  With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, four nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing.  For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.carecotv.com.

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College Anglers,

We are so excited to partner with the ACA and support you in the 2018 fishing season. We will have a booth onsite at Pickwick Lake in May and can’t wait to meet you all at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship! We’ll be raffling off our new OS3, so make sure to stop by and enter. The winner will be announced at the Angler Banquet on Wednesday, May 23.

As a college angler, you are eligible for 40% off your Gill gear. New styles include our FG12 Expedition Shorts in Marine Camo, the OS3 Coastal Jacket, Race Team Dry Backpack, IN8 Pilot Jacket, which you can find at gillmarine.com/us.

If you’re eager to purchase gear before the Championship, save $10 on your order of $100 or more here:  https://www.gillmarine.com/us/newsletter-discount/.

Make sure to visit us during the Championship to enter to win a brand new Gill product!

Sincerely,

The Gill Team

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UNA remains in 2nd, while Adrian moves up into 3rd

April is quickly coming to an end and with that comes the fast-approaching final showdown for the most prestigious title in college fishing. Who will claim the 2017-2018 Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title? This season, the college fishing world has progressively become more and more competitive, but one constant has remained – fishing as many events is key and fishing consistently is even more important.

The ACA’s Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia was the first program of its kind to rank teams across all collegiate bass fishing circuits and provide the first national collegiate fishing rankings.  The program exemplifies the constant growth in collegiate bass fishing, with over 260 teams earning points so far in 2018.

Out of the last seven sanctioned events, Bethel University only fished one, taking third place at the B.A.S.S Southern event on Pickwick Lake this past weekend. The team of Joe McClosky and John-Austin Welch brought in a three-day total of 52.90lbs to take third and ultimately helping Bethel University to pull away from the group. Bethel University has remained a prominent competitor this season, making sure to send teams to all the major ACA, FLW, and B.A.S.S events to ensure that their school had the best opportunity to capture the Cabela’s School of the Year title. They’ve come close before, and this season proves to have been a turning point for the ever-growing Bethel University bass fishing team.

“We must stay the course and continue to have a boat in the top five and another team in the top ten in every tournament that we fish which will give us School of the Year points,” said Garry Mason, Coach for the Bethel University Bass Fishing Team. “Our Freshman and Sophomores have come on strong right here at the end of the season and our whole team must continue to finish strong as we compete in last few tournaments of this season.”

“As a graduating senior, school of the year is something we strive to be contenders for every year and this year all of the pieces have seemed to fall into place up to this point. With only a few tournaments left in the season we are pushing more than ever to achieve our goal, 2018 Cabela’s School of the year champions,” said Brian Pahl, Bethel University Bass Fishing angler. “Being consistent as a team is important with a points format such as the School of the Year race and with the help of our young guys (freshman and sophomore teams) we have been able to keep the pedal down all season long.’

Other formidable challengers such as 2014 and 2015 Cabela’s School of the Year Champions, the University of North Alabama are sitting in second place while Adrian College makes its way back up into third place. Both schools have fished efficiently this season, even traveling to events outside of their region to gain precious points.

UNA fished three out of the last seven events eligible for Cabela’s School of the Year points. They also hosted their own school-run event that was sanctioned by the ACA which had twenty-five teams from nine schools participate and earning points for their respected schools.

Adrian College only fished two of the last seven events but made sure to make them count. Adrian College’s team of Nick Marsh and Jarrod Layton took 1st at the B.A.S.S Southern event adding 200 points to their school’s total. They also finished 13th at the FLW Northern event earning another 107 points to their school total.

Current Cabela’s School of the Year Top 20 teams are as follows:

1 Bethel University (McKenzie, TN)
2 University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
3 Adrian College (Adrian, MI)
4 Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
5 Murray State University (Murray, KY)
6 McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)
7 University of Louisiana – Monroe (Monroe, LA)
8 Bryan College (Dayton, TN)
9 Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
10 University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
11 Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
12 University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL)
13 Mississippi State (Starkville, MS)
14 Tarleton State (Stephenville, TX)
15 Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
16 East Texas Baptist University (Marshall, TX)
17 Rogers State University (Claremore, OK)
18 Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA)
19 Louisiana State University – Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)
20 Sam Houston State (Huntsville, TX)

Complete Standings

This year, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s will be the last event to count towards the Cabela’s School of the Year race with 500 points on the line. Each school’s top 2 highest finishing teams will earn points allowing schools to possibly earn the max of 990 points. The final tally will take place after the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship day 2 weigh-in and a winner will be announced in front of the live crowd.

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Bethel University followed by Murray State University in 2nd, and Auburn University in 3rd 

The latest Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Standings have been released and holding steady with a 564-point lead is Bethel University. Rounding out the top 3 are Murray State University, who moves from fifth place to second place, and Auburn University jumping back up into third.

At this point in the season, teams know it’s crucial to fish as many events as possible to earn as many points for Cabela’s School of the Year in hopes of making a last-minute move in the standings, and ultimately taking the top spot. But with a stacked field,  featuring top notch fishing clubs, it’s much more than just fishing every event possible, it’s also about fishing consistently well. No team has done that better than Bethel this year.

This year’s program saw the addition of a point system for all FLW, B.A.S.S, and ACA events, as well as a point system for all sanctioned school-run events. This move implemented by the ACA was designed to provide more points earning opportunities than ever before. With less than three weeks to go before crowning the next Cabela’s School of the Year team, it appears that Bethel University has taken advantage of the points, holding on to the top spot with no plans of letting up. Still up for grabs though are the top spots, as well as the prestige of finishing the year ranked in the Top 25 in the nation.

Bethel University has been in the top 10 all year, taking an early lead back in June after the first couple of events of the 2017-2018 season. Bethel no doubt has depth when it comes to their team, which currently consists of 32 active members allowing them to travel and compete in events as needed. That being said, it doesn’t take away from the simple fact that since the start of the season Bethel has been able to fish consistently and effectively. It’s safe to say that Bethel University has their sights on the prize.

“Winning the ‘School of the Year’ award would mean so much to our program here at Bethel. This is one of the highest awards in college fishing and we have never won this great award even though we have been in the top seven schools or closer each year,” said Bethel University Coach, Garry Mason.

Moving from fifth to second place is another powerhouse, Murray State University. Murray State made moves from the last update, competing in the FLW Central event on Kentucky-Barkley Lakes, taking first place and earning 200 points that helped move them into second place. Murray State University Bass team has long been a contender since the beginning of the Cabela’s School of the Year program, and by all accounts has always had their eye on winning the Cabela’s School of the Year title.

Still in the hunt and rounding out the top 3 is Auburn University. Auburn has been a steady presence in the top 10 this year. Just this past weekend at the FLW Southeastern event on Lake Chickamauga, Auburn placed third overall and gained 180 points to their team total. With that top 3 finish, Auburn moves one spot back into the top 3.

As many teams, have found out over the years, in order to be competitive in the Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race, teams must work together and share the same mind set in order to accomplish their goals.  Only three weeks remain in this season’s race, and it’s going to be an exciting ride to the end of the season for all the teams vying for the title, but also to end the season ranked in the Top 25 in the nation.

A look at current Top 25 schools are as follows:

  1. Bethel University (McKenzie, TN)
  2. Murray State University (Murray, KY)
  3. Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
  4. University of North Alabama (Florence, AL) *2014 & 2015 SOY Champs
  5. McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)
  6. Adrian College (Adrian, MI)
  7. Bryan College (Dayton, TN) *2017 SOY Champs
  8. University of Louisiana – Monroe (Monroe, LA) *2013 SOY Champs
  9. University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
  10. Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
  11. University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL)
  12. Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
  13. Mississippi State (Starkville, MS)
  14. Tarleton State (Stephenville, TX)
  15. Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
  16. East Texas Baptist University (Marshall, TX)
  17. Rogers State University (Claremore, OK)
  18. Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA)
  19. Louisiana State University – Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)
  20. Sam Houston State (Huntsville, TX)
  21. Drury University (Springfield, MO)
  22. Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
  23. Wallace State Community College (Hanceville, AL)
  24. Stephen F. Austin (Nacogdoches, TX)
  25. University of Wisconsin – Platteville (Platteville, WI)

Complete Standings

The final showdown will take place in Florence, AL on Pickwick Lake as the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series hosts its final event of the 2017-2018 season – the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. This event will be the last qualifying event to count towards Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia with the winner being announced after the final weigh-in of the Championship.

For more information about the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.

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Earlier this season, Mossy Oak partnered with the ACA and the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series to become the official pattern of its sanctioned tournaments and televised episodes.

As the supporting sponsor, Mossy Oak is helping reward and recognize teams that compete in eligible national level trails. Prize money and gifts are rewarded to the first and second place finishers who are wearing the Mossy Oak Elements pattern on their jersey. The Elements pattern is only available through Gemini Jerseys.
The winning team who is wearing the Mossy Oak Elements pattern and logo on their Gemini jersey will be eligible to win $500 at each of the remaining Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events:
  • BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship – May 2018
  • AFTCO Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – October 2018
Any team who is wearing the Mossy Oak Elements pattern and logo on their jersey and finishes in the top 10 at the remaining Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events in 2018, will be eligible to receive $100 Cabela’s Gift Card.
The discount program details can be found on the Discounts and Incentives page, here.

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