Tarleton anglers eyeing wins at Bassmaster national college championship

Bassmaster College Series National Championship

Bassmaster College Series National Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 28, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Today through Saturday, three two-person teams of student anglers representing Tarleton State University’s Bass Club take on Green River Lake in Campbellsville, Ky., in the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.

First- through fourth-place winners will go head-to-head, bracket style, Aug. 4-6 on Kentucky Lake, with the last competitor standing earning a coveted spot in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic sponsored by GoPro on Texas’ Lake Conroe.

Austyn Fowler, Zach Hurst, Zach Ziober, Dakota Ebare, Stetson Overton and Justin Seeton qualified for this week’s competition during the Carhartt College Wild Card tournament that took place last month on Lake Murray in Oklahoma.

A total of 89 teams from 62 U.S. colleges compete today and Friday, with only the top 12—based on daily weigh-ins—fishing Saturday.

Competitors take off each day at 6:30 a.m. from Green River Marina, and weigh-ins are set for 3:30 p.m. on the Campbellsville University campus. Watch weigh-ins live at www.bassmaster.com.

In addition to Tarleton, other university teams representing the Lone Star State are Texas A&M, Lamar, Dallas Baptist, Texas Tech and Texas State.

For a related story on Tarleton Bass Club’s members by the Association of Collegiate Anglers, visit: www.collegiatebasschampionship.com/staying-competitive-in-the-offseason.html.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contact: Kurt Mogonye
254-968-9460
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M-RELLIS, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.