SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 21, 2021) – College fishing’s only all-encompassing, comprehensive ranking system that is based on how well a school does on the water all season long will begin its 11th season on June 1, 2021. The Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia awarded the first-ever title of its kind to Arkansas Tech University in 2021 on the shores of Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN. Since that monumental moment in collegiate bass fishing, the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year has grown into the most prized possession of every college bass fishing club or team in the country from California, all the way up to Michigan, and down to Florida. The 2021-22 season promises to provide another exciting and compelling year-long race to crown the number one bass fishing team in the nation.
The journey to becoming the 2021-22 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia will begin on June 1, 2021 and conclude at Pickwick Lake on May 27, 2022. Each new collegiate bass fishing season brings new faces to the trail and a great deal of excitement to this demographic of the sport. As teams plan their quests to be ranked in the Top 25 in the nation with eyes towards the chance to win the School of the Year title in 2021-22, it is important that each team/bass fishing club study up on the points earning event opportunities on the schedule.
All ACA events will be counted as double points. This means that each school bass fishing club/team will be awarded points for their two highest-finishing teams that earn points at that specific event. ACA major events will award 1,250 points to 1st place(regardless of field size), and the winner of the ACA Championship will receive 1,500 points. Here is a look at the ACA events schedule for the 2021-22 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series:
AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open – Lake Dardanelle – October 9-10, 2021
Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley – Kentucky Lake – March 12-13, 2022
Barnett Reservoir Rumble – Barnett Reservoir – April 9-10, 2022
BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops – Pickwick Lake – May 26-27, 2022
For all schools interested in finding out more information about the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia, visit here.
Teams looking to get a school-run event sanctioned for School of the Year points, email [email protected]