September 5, 2012
From: Laura Woodard Clark
Director of Media Relations
ULM fishing team continues to impress
Based on a #2 national ranking from the Association of Collegiate Anglers and continued outstanding performances at three bass tournaments in February and April 2012, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Fishing Team will represent ULM in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship, Oct. 4 - 6, on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.
ULM's fishing team, ranked second in the nation. From left: Trapper Munn, Jacob Slade, Jackson Blackett, Paul Clark, Brian Eaton, Nick LeDart and Blake Deron.
ULM students Jacob Slade of Bastrop, Jackson Blackett of Sterlington, Brett Preuett of Colfax, and Nick Ladart, Brian Eaton, and Paul Clark of Monroe will all compete at the tournament.
“This is a prestigious event and our guys are looking forward to fishing at Lake Dardanelle,” said Larry Ellerman, Chief of Police at ULM and ULM Fishing Team Senior Advisor.
“To have three 2-person teams qualify for this tournament is a feat in itself. Most universities have only one. Our guys are ready, and I know that they will represent ULM well.”
The event will be televised nationwide on the NBC Sports Network, and the winning team will receive a new Ranger 177TR bass boat valued at $25,000.
The top five teams in the conference championship will also advance to the 2013 national championship.
According to their website, National Guard FLW College Fishing is a nationwide competitive bass-fishing program open to all full-time students at four-year colleges and universities.
It consists of 20 qualifying events, five conference championships and the national championship.For more information, visit www.collegefishing.com