SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 20 , 2022) – Abu Garcia and the Association of Collegiate Anglers announce the renewal of their partnership for the 2022 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. The continued support will consist of Abu Garcia’s presenting sponsorship of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year program presented by Abu Garcia, as well as continued support for college anglers through a variety of programs and initiatives.
“We are excited to be able to continue our partnership in 2022 as the presenting sponsor of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year program,” said Jon Schlosser, Sr. Vice President of Marketing for Abu Garcia. “The growth we are seeing in collegiate bass fishing among both participants and followers is amazing. These anglers truly embody the Abu Garcia Fish to Win mentality and we are excited to be able to offer them innovative products to help them take their fishing to the next level.”
“Abu Garcia continues its dedication to growing the sport of fishing through its constant support of youth anglers,” said Wade Middleton, ACA Director, and President of CarecoTV. “Abu Garcia has now been a partner of the collegiate series for 16 years, and the School of the Year race presented by Abu Garcia has grown into the most highly-coveted title in all of college fishing.”
The Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is a 12-month long chase to end the year ranked the number one team in all of collegiate bass fishing. ACA staff maintain the comprehensive ranking system on a week-to-week basis, updating the rankings as events are contested throughout the year. As part of this race, hundreds of teams from California, to Michigan, all the way down to Florida, compete in as many events as possible to earn valuable points. The 2022-23 race is setting up to be one of the most competitive in recent years!
About the Association of Collegiate Anglers
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,17 seasons ago, which has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence. The ACA also provides support to dozens of smaller schools operating regional events nationwide which help to grow the exposure of college fishing. The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia Program, and associated assets. The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of events nationwide that are multi-day events all of which are televised on several networks as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.
Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series to include a dedicated television series on several television networks as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs. This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC, Pursuit Channel, 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.BassProShops.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.
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