SAN ANTONIO, TX (4/23/2020) – To finish out this week, we will highlight the 21st ranked team in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Georgetown College sits in 21st right now with 4,485 points. Earning a Top 25 ranking is something that Georgetown College anglers definitely do not take for granted.
“For us to be in the Top 25 is a remarkable milestone. We have faced a lot of adversity, but the team has come together and overcame it,” said Hunter Osborne, Georgetown College angler.
Hunter, along with fellow teammate Jacob Locke, has helped to contribute to the school’s success this season. The two angler team finished in the Top 5 at the 2019 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open, as they took home fourth place honors. Leaving Russellville that weekend, Georgetown had earned a total of 1,410 points. This helped to rocket them up the standings and set them up for a strong spring season.
As we now prepare for the final event of the year to count towards the School of the Year race, Georgetown is poised to maintain, or even increase, their place in the standings. 1,500 points will be awarded to the winner of the upcoming BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. Add on top of that the fact that teams will have the opportunity to earn double points, and the stakes are taken to a whole different level at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL.
The Championship is scheduled to take place on May 21-22, 2020. Lake conditions set up for an early summertime pattern out on the Tennessee River this time of the year. One thing anglers are most looking forward to is firing up their electronics and going in search of some offshore bass.
“I am looking most forward to putting my fish finders to use scanning ledges on Pickwick in May,” added Osborne.
Stay tuned to our website beginning on Monday of next week as we take a look at the teams ranked 16-20 in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.