Fishing & Boating News
Bass Pro Shops was founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris on eight-square-feet of space in the back of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. In 2017, Bass Pro Shops united with Cabela’s to create North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company with 200 retail and marine centers and a commitment to inspire everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors.
“Bass Pro Shops founder and conservationist Johnny Morris is passionate about introducing new audiences to the sport of fishing,” said Christine Wamsley, Director of Sponsorships for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. “We’re excited to contribute to the rising popularity of collegiate fishing as part of our broader efforts to connect more people to nature.”
With the series title sponsorship, Bass Pro Shops will also take over as the title sponsor of the most sought-after title in college fishing, the School of the Year program. As part of the School of the Year program, Bass Pro Shops and the ACA will continue to support a growing number of sanctioned school-run events across the nation this season, as well as major events on the national level.
In addition, Bass Pro Shops will also continue the angler favorite discount card which will be available to collegiate anglers who fish the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series in 2019. More information can be found on the Discount and Incentives page.
The 2019 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series consists of four nationally televised tournaments , including the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, which are scheduled for the following dates:
For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
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About the ACAThe Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), a division of CarecoTV, is a tournament organization created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, fourteen seasons ago, which is now the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and still the longest running collegiate bass fishing series in existence. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year Program, and associated assets. The ACA also provides the largest amount of televised coverage of any collegiate fishing series with dedicated programming on several television networks ranging from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network, as well as other regional and national networks. For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassPro.com.
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