The Calhoun Community College Bass Fishing team finished the 2016-17 season ranked 11th in the nation by The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), who manages the multifaceted Cabela’s School of the Year rankings that is presented annually by the Abu Garcia program.
“Calhoun was the highest ranked two-year school in the national rankings among two and four year colleges and universities,” commented Meg Graham, Bass Fishing Team sponsor. “This ranking is full-proof that our bass fishing-team continues to compete stronger and stronger at each competition,” Graham added.
Denver Saterlee and Zane Loveday, members of Calhoun’s Bass fishing team, qualified to compete at the B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) Collegiate National Championship in Bemidji, MN on August 10-12. To qualify for this national championship, Saterlee and Loveday placed 15th at the B.A.S.S. College Wild Card Regional tournament on Lay Lake in June. If the team wins at the Bass Collegiate National tournament in August, they will advance to compete at the Professional Bassmasters Elite tournament, which is the “Super Bowl” of professional fishing.
Calhoun also has two other boats that have qualified to compete at the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) College National Championship to be held in 2018.