Cabela’s, The World’s Foremost Outfitter, has expanded its commitment to the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA). As part of the commitment, Cabela’s is now Title Sponsor of the ACA School of the Year Program.  As part of the multi-year partnership, more than $35,000 in Cabela’s gift cards will be awarded annually at ACA collegiate events nationwide, and collegiate anglers will have additional opportunities to earn Cabela’s Angler Cash bonuses, among other unique opportunities.

“Cabela’s has a long tradition of supporting youth and next-generation outdoor programs,” said Scott Williams, Cabela’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We consider Collegiate Bass Fishing the premier event of its kind. College anglers are important as ambassadors of all that is good about outdoor sports.  They are at the forefront of a new generation of sportsmen and women who share our passion for the outdoors.”

The 2013 Cabela’s School of the Year race is underway and more than 175 collegiate bass fishing programs are expected to earn points through sanctioned events.  Indiana University currently leads the pack, but only 34 points separate the Top 5.  With the race and points based on the number of teams beat in competition, the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events are the most critical in shaping the final outcome.  The Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series will consist of the following stops in 2013:

  • Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash – March 21-23 
    • Table Rock Lake – Branson, Missouri
  • Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – April 18-20
    • Kentucky Lake – Paris, Tennessee
  • BoatUS Collegiate Bass Championship – May 23-25
    • Pickwick Lake – Florence, Alabama

“Cabela’s has been behind our collegiate series since our first event on Lake Lewisville in 2006.  Their continued long-term support and dedication to college bass fishing at this level is a primary reason our events are the largest in college bass fishing year in and year out,” said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Co-founder of the ACA.  “We are honored to have Cabela’s continued support and excited to see it expand into title sponsorship of the School of the Year program.  It should be a great race in 2013.  The students will be hitting premiere fisheries at perfect times to catch a lot of fish.”

A list of current sanctioned events and program details are located on, along with 2013 Tournament Rules.

Additional information, including detailed Angler Packets, will be released in the coming weeks on www.CollegiateBassChampionship.

Students and fans may also get up to date Cabela’s School of the Year rankings here.

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