Fishing & Boating News

Bethel Earns Cabela's School of the Year

presented by Abu Garcia

by: Amanda Gutierrez,

Bethel University
Photo by courtesy ACA
(May 30, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX)

 Winning a single event and having your name in the headlines is the goal of every angler who has ever held a rod and reel in their hands.  To sustain that type of success for a full season, is a dream come true.  The true pinnacle of the sport, the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is what each and every school is competing for starting at the beginning of the season.
The Association of Collegiate Anglers manages the multifaceted Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The program has been built to reward and recognize teams that compete on the water in numerous national level trails.  Designed to truly crown a school of the year champion based on performance, the winner of this title has earned the opportunity to be called the best of the best.
The winner of the 2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is Bethel University.  Running away with the title in a dominating fashion, Bethel University proved they are the best of the best for the 2017-2018 school year.  "The Lord has blessed us.  We've been able to recruit throughout the year some really great student anglers.  These guys work hard all year long.  Not just when they're on the water, but both when they're off the water and on the water.  It's just a blessing to get to come to these tournaments and do well," says coach Garry Mason.  The journey to the top began around this time last year, and culminated with a great performance at the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's.

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 For more information on Cabela's visit