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Dallas Baptist University Wins With 19.75 pounds

Southwest Mississippi Community College & Bryan College Claim 2nd & 3rd, respectively

by: Amanda Gutierrez,

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Photo by courtesy ACA
(May 1, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia is officially in the books. With four of the top ranked teams in the nation, according to the Cabela's School of the Year race, traveling to Lake Texoma, the field was loaded with bass fishing talent. In addition, numerous other top teams from across the southwest, including Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin, Tarleton, Arkansas Tech, Dallas Baptist, and Drury, as well as strong programs such as Mississippi State, Kansas State, and Missouri State, were all in attendance.
    
Before the event even kicked off, the collegiate anglers knew that they would have their hands full on the waters of Lake Texoma.   A massive late spring cold front moved into the area with sustained winds around 20 to 25 mph, with occasional gusts over 30 mph. This resulted in tournament officials making this a trailering event. In addition to the high winds, over an inch of rain fell in the area the previous night.  All this combined to provide a fishing challenge for the aptly named Texas Collegiate "Challenge."
 
With the safety always a top priority at any Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events, the anglers were allowed to trailer to any ramp of their choosing this morning to help them avoid running out on the main lake.
 
"Fishing is something that should always be fun and enjoyable, and in my mind there is nothing more important than angler safety and that is why we chose to allow the anglers fishing Lake Texoma today to trailer to a ramp of their choosing," stated Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the ACA.

 
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 www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Cabela's visit Cabelas.com,