San Antonio, TX – Last weekend, Tucker Smith & Hayden Marbut from nationally ranked Auburn University won the Bassmaster College Series National Championship at Pickwick Lake. With a three-day total of 53 pounds and 12 ounces, Smith & Marbut secured their second National Championship title of the summer. Back in May, at Lake Hartwell, the pair won the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ National Championship event, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. As one of the first major events of the season, this victory earns Auburn University very valuable points as they enter this season in search of winning their first-ever Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Tune in to hear about it all on this episode of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast!
About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 18 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 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 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 helps to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.
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, 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.comFor 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.BassPro.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.