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Bethel University Continues to Hold Strong in the Cabela's School of the Yea

by: Amanda Gutierrez,

Bethel University Anglers
Photo by Courtesy ACA
(Oct 7, 2017 - San Antonio, TX)  The 2017-2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia has been dominated by so far this season by Bethel University.  The last event Bethel University competed in was the 2017 McKendree University Fall Invitational where the team of James Jerding and Brad Ableman came in second place with a five-fish limit weighing 13 pounds, and bringing home the big bass honors with a 5.47-pound beauty. Bethel University had a total of ten teams compete in the Fall Invitational, all trying to help earn Cabela's School of the Year points.  So far this season seven different teams of anglers from Bethel have earned points on the water which shows how deep their program is this year.
"Bethel has finished the Cabela's School of the Year race in the top six for the past five seasons, and we have been in the number one spot on and off during several of those seasons, but we have never won School of the Year. We hope that this will be our year.  We plan to work very hard to continue to hold on to the lead and are very committed as a team to bringing to School of the Year title and trophy to Bethel University this next summer," said Bethel University Coach, Garry Mason.
"To stay in the lead for the School of the Year, we must continue our winning tradition this upcoming season. Bethel does not have to win every tournament in which we fish, but we must remain in the top five at each event and have a second team in the top ten to keep enough points to hold on to the School of the Year race throughout the entire season. The bottom line will be performance at each event. We look forward to the upcoming season and the opportunity ahead for our Bethel University Bass Team," he added.  
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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