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Hartwell Slam To Kick-Off 2024 Season On The Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

San Antonio, TX – The Association of Collegiate Anglers is set to begin the 2024 season on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. To be contested at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC, the Hartwell Slam will take place on April 13-14, 2024. This no-entry-fee event also includes media coverage on a variety of streaming platforms, live coverage, social media promotions and is nationally televised on several networks.  The event will pay out over $20,000 in prizes and contingencies, as well as double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Registration for the Hartwell Slam will close on Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 PM (ET). There is no field size limit, or restrictions to the number of teams a given school can send. To register for the event, click here.

The Hartwell Slam is the first event of 2024 on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and the final ACA double points event of the 2023-24 season before the year-end Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Pickwick Lake in May. This is the final regular season major event for teams to earn qualification into college fishing’s longest-running National Championship tournament. At the Hartwell Slam, the Top 15 finishing teams in the final tournament standings will earn automatic qualification into the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.  View the complete Championship Qualification Criteria.

Along with the qualification opportunities up for grabs, teams will also be competing for valuable double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The Hartwell Slam is the final ACA double points event of this season before the year-end triple points Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. At Lake Hartwell, teams will be eligible to earn points for their two highest-finishing teams inside of the Top 150 of the final tournament standings. All season long, the race for Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia has been extremely competitive. Teams at the top of the standings have been separated by only a few thousand points at the most, and many other schools are knocking on the door of cracking the Top 25. The Hartwell Slam will be a key event in defining the race to finish the year ranked number one in college fishing’s only all-encompassing National Rankings system.

Total payout for the no-entry-fee Hartwell Slam will exceed over $20,000 in prizes and contingencies. The Top 20 finishing teams will receive a valuable prize payout, along with the Overall Big Bass of the tournament earning a new Power-Pole. To view a list of contingency programs offered at the event and get registered for those reward opportunities, follow this link.

As mentioned earlier, the Hartwell Slam is the first event of 2024 on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Hundreds of college fishing’s top teams will travel to Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC to compete for valuable prizes and points. Just over two weeks remain until the event takes place. View the angler packet to find out more about the schedule of events, as well as book lodging.

About The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA)

The Association of Collegiate Anglers is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive fishing events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 19 seasons ago. That single event 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 lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day tournaments, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.  The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which is an effort to provide more opportunities to grow the exposure and awareness 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 which is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and prestigious collegiate bass fishing title today. 

Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs. 

This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Bally Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks. You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on OutdoorActionTV.com and PursuitUp.com

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com

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