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Program Details Announced for the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia
San Antonio, TX (April 5, 2023) –A new season of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is set to begin on June 1, 2023. In preparation for this new season to start, the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is announcing modifications to the program details for this upcoming campaign. These modifications will best support college fishing teams nationwide while creating as fair a program as possible based on current tournament schedules.
Changes to the program details include increasing point allotments at school-run events and modifying points distribution at major college tournaments to promote a more competitive race for the National Rankings.
“Each year, we sit down as a staff to take a look at the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia and the program details for this National Rankings system,” said Wade Middleton, ACA Director and President of CarecoTV. “The modifications we’ve put in place come from feedback we received from various fishing programs, and our own data gathered over past seasons. For this upcoming season, we feel our program will not only help minimize the amount of class time missed by student anglers, but will also be key in creating a very competitive race that will come to an exciting conclusion at the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops to be held in May 2024 on Pickwick Lake.”
View the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia program details here.
“As student anglers, these young fishermen and women work very hard to maintain their grades and time spent in the classroom while also remaining competitive on the college fishing circuit for 12 months out of the year,” noted Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director. “By reducing the number of regular season events a school can earn points at for each of the major college trails, the season schedule will demand less time spent on the road…allowing these anglers to focus on their studies while also competing on a national level.”
The Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is college fishing’s only all-encompassing rankings system. Hundreds of college teams compete at a variety of events, both regionally and nationally, to earn thousands of valuable points. Each of these schools enter the year with the hopes of being ranked inside of the coveted Top 25, and possibly even finishing the year ranked number one. The Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is managed by the Association of Collegiate Anglers. This upcoming season will begin on June 1, 2023, and run through May 24, 2024.