BoatUS Continues As Championship Title Sponsor for 14th Straight Year

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is pleased to announce that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is continuing its Title sponsorship of the 2019 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship. Now in its fourteenth anniversary year, the event will be held May 23-24 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. The Championship is one of the major ACA events of the 2018-2019 season for the rapidly expanding Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. BoatUS has been the title sponsor of the Championship since its inception back in 2006.

“It is amazing to see how far collegiate fishing has come over the past ten plus years—the impact has been felt throughout the fishing world and is revitalizing the sport. We’re so proud of the event and the quality of the anglers,” said Chris Edmonston, President of BoatUS Foundation.

Starting with the first Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship held on Lake Lewisville in 2006, student anglers have benefited, both on the water and off, from the relationship with BoatUS. More than a decade later, collegiate anglers continue to be able to tap into BoatUS’ 24/7 on water towing and roadside assistance services, information, and more at each Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series event.

Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the Association of Collegiate Anglers, said, “BoatUS has provided so much support over the past decade from education on safety issues and boating issues, offering important services like insurance, towing and more as well a wide range of services both on and off the water to help ensure this next generation of anglers are prepared to safely and properly enjoy the waters across the nation.”

To find out how you can get signed up for your BoatUS membership and participants’ incentive plans, visit

For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit

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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,14 seasons ago, which is now the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and the longest running collegiate bass fishing series in existence.  The ACA provides support to dozens of school operating 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 For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit  For more information on CarecoTV, visit