Fishing & Boating News

Murray State, Auburn University and University of North Alabama Hold Top Three Spots in the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Race 

by: Amanda Gutierrez,

(Dec 13, 2016 - San Antonio, TX)  The Association of Collegiate Anglers has released the first rankings of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass
School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race, and it comes as no surprise to college fishing fans to see some of the top fishing schools in the nation holding the top three spots. With over four months and 12 events now completed, the Murray State University bass team has taken an early lead in the season long quest to be crowned the best fishing team in the nation.  

The 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.
Ryan Lancaster, President of the Murray State bass team, said, "Leading the Cabela's School of the Year points race this early in the year is surreal. Typically, we find ourselves somewhere between 15th and 25th in the race going into Christmas break. However, this fall we have been extremely fortunate and managed to put together some really high finishes. The Murray State Bass Anglers, as a whole, have fished extremely well this fall. We have been fortunate enough to win the last four sanctioned school-run tournaments that we have entered, including two on the same weekend. Now we move into Christmas break with momentum and high hopes to continue our winning streak into the spring season."

About the ACA
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