Cabela's announced today that they will continue to provide awards for top finishing collegiate anglers competing in the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. As a long-time supporter of collegiate fishing, Cabela's is committed to continuing to provide opportunities for student anglers who are pursuing their passion for fishing, while at the same time, representing their colleges.
"At Cabela's, we view outdoor recreation as a way of life for the whole family," said Chris Sprangers, Cabela's marketing manager. "So we're proud to have the opportunity to encourage young people to continue their involvement in outdoor pursuits like fishing."
The 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series will feature three major nationally televised events in 2011 including the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship hosted by Lewisville, Texas, the Pepsi Collegiate Bass Fishing Open hosted by Paris/Henry County, Tennessee and the Big Bass Bash hosted by Florence, Alabama. Cabela's Angler Cash awards will be available at these events as well as a number of regional events hosted by several college fishing clubs and sanctioned by the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
"Thanks in great part to Cabela's support, collegiate fishing has grown tremendously over the past several years," stated Wade Middleton, BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series Tournament Director. "From the Cabela's collegiate night event at the national championship to their support of smaller regional tournaments, Cabela's continues to encourage growth among this important age class of anglers."
In order to be eligible, participating anglers are required to register for Cabela's Angler Cash and display the Cabela's Angler Cash logo on their boat and jersey. Patches and decals are provided free of charge to registered anglers.
The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship television series will once again be nationally televised with 18 half hours of coverage on the Versus network beginning in August of 2011. Additional coverage of the BoatUS Collegiate Series can be seen on line via streaming video as well on the World Fishing Network as part of the expanded coverage of this series of events.