Big Bass Bash Bolsters Adrian’s Lead

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 Oct 15th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Oct 15th, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Big Bass Bash Bolsters Adrian’s Lead
Adrian College Continues to lead School of the Year Race as McKendree University and Murray State University Round Out Top 3

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 14, 2019) – Last weekend the
Association of Collegiate Anglers hosted the first event of the 2019-2020 season. The Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley took place at Kentucky Lake on October 4th & 5th. 1,000 points were on the line for first place, and each school’s highest two finishing anglers inside the top 100 earned points. Adrian College gained a total of 1,850 points which allowed them to maintain their claim to 1st place in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

As expected, the first ACA event of the year proved to be crucial in shaking up the School of the Year standings. Nine of the top 10 schools in the rankings competed in the Big Bass Bash. Each of those teams earned over 1,200 points towards their totals for the year. This just goes to show that double points events present a very valuable opportunity for teams to earn a great quantity of points. With the AFTCO Open coming up shortly, we can expect another shakeup in the standings soon.

Leading up to the first ACA event of the year, Adrian College was dead set on maintaining, or even extending their lead. Coming out of the Big Bass Bash, they accomplished just that. Team members weighed in several fish over three and a half pounds throughout competition. Senior team member Hunter Schneider took home

Overall Big Bass honors with 5.16 pounds. That victory has him fired up and excited about the prospects for his team winning the School of the Year title. “It just says a lot about the program. We were 1,500 points ahead or so before this tournament. We’re not letting off the gas, we’re just getting started,” said Schneider.

There were a lot of movers and shakers following the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. Bryan College earned the most points of any one school present at Paris, TN and Kentucky Lake. They earned 1,970 points to move up into 5th place overall. Carson-Newman University made the biggest jump of any team to get into the top 25. Ranked 66th entering last week, they earned 1,530 points and now sit in 18th overall.

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