SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 3, 2022) – Collegiate bass fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. From California, up to Michigan and down to the gulf in states like Texas and Alabama, anglers are using their passion of fishing to pursue a college degree and compete in collegiate bass fishing tournaments. Increased media coverage & exposure, as well as growing numbers of high school anglers looking to move up to the next level, are creating a fierce recruiting landscape for teams & clubs to navigate as they strive to be the number one ranked team in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
Recent Auburn University graduate, and member of the million dollar duo that won the 2021 Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Amateur Team Championships, Logan Parks has founded a scholarship fund in his name to award a scholarship to an Auburn University Bass Fishing Team member. Here is what Parks wrote in a recent Instagram post announcing the scholarship:
“During 2021 I have been extremely blessed, and winning the Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Amateur Team Championship has given me an opportunity to give back and make a positive impact. To keep the Auburn University Bass Team in contention for national titles, we must continue to recruit top talent from across the country and internationally. I have decided to give $26,000 of my Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Amateur Team Championship winnings towards the first ever SEC Bass Fishing Scholarship. Incoming anglers enrolled at Auburn University will now be eligible for the Logan Parks Bass Fishing Scholarship.”
The $26,000 scholarship fund founded by Parks creates an endowment scholarship that will award a $1,000 scholarship to an Auburn University Bass Fishing Team member for the next 26 years. Parks’ goal with this scholarship is to afford student anglers with the opportunity to compete for the Bass Fishing Team and receive valuable financial assistance that will help them in the pursuit of a college degree at Auburn University.
“I never had that opportunity at Auburn, and I wanted to create that opportunity at the school I love to go to and to help create an opportunity for others to experience what I’ve experienced,” said Parks. “It’s been an incredible past four and a half years, and I want other kids to be able to come to Auburn and to fish for Auburn…and if this scholarship helps them do that, then that’s fantastic.”
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 CBS 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.
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