Anglers selected for the 2017 Garmin College Fishing Team

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 3, 2017) – The Association of College Anglers (ACA) is pleased to announce the 10 collegiate anglers/teams that have been selected to represent Garmin College Team/Angler Sponsorship for the 2017 college fishing season. The 10 anglers were selected from dozens of applications from anglers across the nation looking for a chance to be a part of the first collegiate Garmin team.

Each of the anglers will be equipped with detailed lake maps and best-in-class Garmin marine electronics and technology to use on their boats during tournaments, television shows, and in public appearances.

“Garmin continues to attract elite anglers from across the country and we’re excited to add a collegiate team to the Garmin Marine roster,” said Ted Gartner, Garmin director of corporate communications. “We congratulate those selected and look forward to their many successes this year.”


The new 2017 Garmin College Fishing Team anglers include:

  1. Trevor Williamson – Morehead State University
  2. Chandler Robertson – University of Missouri
  3. Sheldon Rogge – Kansas State
  4. Zach Clisch – University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  5. Team of Nathan Bell & Cole Sands – Bryan College
  6. Daniel Holt – Tennessee Tech University
  7. Jacob Harris – Southeast Missouri State University
  8. Samuel Haines – Kansas State
  9. Ethan Raleigh – Morehead State University
  10. Christopher Oja – Ferris State University

“The Garmin College Fishing Team is a great opportunity for anglers to get a chance to experience what the professional fishing industry is about,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the ACA and President of CarecoTV. “Understanding how to promote a brand is a difficult skill that Garmin is taking the time to teach to these collegiate anglers while allowing them usage of the best mapping and sonar capabilities available to them.”

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About the Association of College Anglers

The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing.  The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country.  With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, four nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing.  For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on CarecoTV, visit

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