San Antonio, TX – October 24, 2011 – Competitors with the Association of Collegiate Anglers and the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series have a new opportunity to enrich both their minds and their wallets in 2012. As a result of a new partnership with The Bass University, students can take advantage of a special “Student Discount” for the upcoming 2011-2012 Bass University courses. Should a student team of two anglers graduate one of the upcoming courses and then win the 2012 BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, those two anglers will earn a $500 bonus or a day on the water with one of the Bass University instructors.

In addition to the discounts and bonus, The Association of Collegiate Anglers will also be running a free ticket promotion in advance of each course, via Facebook at: Fans of the page will receive instructions via Facebook on how to get involved in the promotion for their chance to win. According to Danny Blandford, Program Director for the ACA, “The Bass University has proven to be some of the best personal instruction anglers can get anywhere, and our students are hungry to learn more about bass fishing, so this is a great fit. We will be using Facebook to promote the upcoming events and get the students in each region engaged in what is going on in their area starting with the Shreveport event.” Students interested in getting registered early for the upcoming courses can get a $20 College Discount Code for online enrollment by emailing

Mike Iaconelli, co-founder of The Bass University went on to add, “”The Bass University is super excited about partnering with a great organization like the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. The Bass University was built on the simple concepts of fishing education and growing the sport. There is no better way to do this than through young anglers and college students. Bass University is looking forward to helping these anglers learn more about the sport of bass fishing!””

For more information on upcoming Bass University Courses, students can visit, where they will find dates, locations, and information about the instructors. There are even links to purchase the same gear the pros use and discuss in their seminars.

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