SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 9, 2019) – It’s the final day of the 2019 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. At the end of tournament competition, a National Champion will be crowned and a deserving school will be recognized as the 2019 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The stakes are high, and so are the nerves. Who will win? Anglers will find out after a full day of eight hours out on the water.
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The major storyline entering Championship Day is the possibility for Bethel University’s Cole Floyd and Carter McNeil to repeat as champions. Never before in the history of the ACA and Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series has a school, or even the same two angler pairing, won this event in back-to-back years. Floyd and McNeil weighed in 22.85 pounds on day one to take the lead. That total was good enough to best second place by nearly half a pound. Entering this final day, we will be closely monitoring the Bethel anglers to see if they can make collegiate bass fishing history.
A total of four bags over the 20 pound mark were weighed in on day one. The top 10 is separated by roughly five and a half pounds. Many teams inside the top 10 have a realistic shot entering the final day. One big bite could be a difference maker. Day one big bass was weighed in by LSU at 8.90 pounds. Pair that with a limit of three to four pounders and a team in the back of the pack can make a charge.
Following the weigh-in, a winner will be named for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The final day of the 2019 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops promises great competition. Some fish will be caught, some will be lost, and a winner will be crowned. Tune in to watch the most prestigious event in all of college bass fishing.
About the ACA
The 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. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.