SAN ANTONIO , TX (January 8, 2020) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers and Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce their renewed partnership with Ranger Boats for the 2020 season. In conjunction with this partnership, Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation at events on the national level with the one-of-a-kind Ranger Cup University program.
“At Ranger, we recognize that college programs are producing the next generation of anglers, including many top, tour-level pros. It’s critically important for us to show support at this level,” said Ranger Boats’ Marketing Director Matt Raynor. “Our partnership with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series showcases a lot of this talent, and we’re privileged to be a part of something that is elevating the sport in an exciting way.”
Modeled after the most lucrative contingency reward program in the fishing industry, Ranger Cup University is the only program of its kind designed exclusively for collegiate anglers. The program is open to those competing on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events throughout the 2020-2021 season. Regardless of which boat brand they run, collegiate anglers in compliance with program guidelines can earn merchandise, prizes, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime fishing opportunity to qualify for the Ranger Cup University Team Challenge held each year.
Collegiate Anglers need to register for the program at the start of each new calendar year, regardless of past participation. Registration is completely free of charge and includes payout opportunities at each of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events this season.
“Ranger Boats’ support of bass fishing has always been legendary when you look at the history of our sport. It only goes without saying that their legacy in college fishing is also historical as they’re one of only a handful of companies that were involved in the early growth of college bass fishing. It continues to be an honor to call them our partners in the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and the Ranger Cup University is one the top prize programs in all of college fishing,” said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV, and Director of the ACA.
For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
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About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.
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,15 seasons ago, which has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and is now the longest-running collegiate bass fishing series in existence. The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of events nationwide that are multi-day events all of which are televised as well as covered on several digital platforms. The ACA also provides support to dozens of schools operating regional events nationwide and 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 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 www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassProShops.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.