School of the Year Is Breaking Records!
3 weeks ago by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 5th, 2020 at 10:20 PM
Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Is Breaking Records!
Defending Champion McKendree University Takes the Lead
SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 5, 2020) – The past two weeks of college bass fishing have proven to be record breaking in regards to the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. For the first time in program history, a total of more than 100,000 points have been awarded in just a 10 day span. Each of the three major college trails; Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bassmaster College, and FLW College, all held national level events at the end of February have provided a major shake up for the race to see who is the best team on the water for the 2019-20 season. Adding all of those events into the calculations for the standings makes this one of the most anticipated updates in the 10 year history of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
The new leaders in the School of the Year race are the defending champions of this title, McKendree University. With high finishes during all three events, McKendree jumped from second place to take the lead by amassing a total of 3,450 points since the previous update. Trey Schroeder started off the team’s historic run with a fourth place finish at the 2020 Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Fishing. In addition to Schroeder’s top five, the team earned points for their second highest-finishing angler, Nate Doty, as he finished 28th place in the same event. Those two anglers netted the school 1,700 points from just that one tournament. Several other McKendree anglers weighed in fish during the event as well to help influence the standings. In addition, McKendree Bearcat anglers also finished in the Top 10 at both the FLW Championship and BASS College Open to add 930 and 750 points respectively. Earning points for McKendree at the FLW event were Nate Doty & Jacob Louis, and Ethan Jones & Andrew Althoff took first place honors at the BASS College Open.
Moving from third place in the rankings up to second is the University of Montevallo, as they earned points at all three events led by a third place finish from Bradley Martin at the Texas Lunker Challenge. Top finishes at the FLW and BASS college events by Chance Schwartz & James Willoughby and Griffin Phillips & Ethan King also bolstered Montevallo’s charge. By finishing high in all three of the major college events, the Montevallo bass team is the only other team(along with McKendree) to earn over 3,000 points in this stretch.
Not only did the Top 25 experience a great shake up, but the Top 10 saw some of the most significant shifting of the season. Read More Here.
For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.