UCO's New Bass Fishing Club Makes a Splash in First Month

Sept. 25, 2013

Media Contact: Whitt Carter, Communications Assistant, Wellness Center, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-3127, wcarter1@uco.edu

UCO’S NEW BASS FISHING CLUB MAKES A SPLASH IN FIRST MONTH

After only a month of existence, the University of Central Oklahoma’s new Bass Fishing Club is already leaving their mark in a big way.

The club already has 14 members and won their first tournament in Ft. Gibson earlier this month, defeating last year’s national runner up, Oklahoma State University, at the “Okie Challenge Series” Circuit, hosted by the Association of Collegiate Anglers Tournament Series.

“It’s hard to believe, just three weeks ago, we didn’t even have a club,” said Alex Allen, club adviser and coordinator for recreational programs at Central. “Winning our first tournament is a testament to the club members’ hard work and passion to make this successful. The timing feels right for the student anglers.”      

The UCO Bass Fishing Club, split into two boats with a pair of anglers in each, brought in the winning stringer at 19.42 lbs. The team of Colten Hutson and Steven Isaacs brought in the winning stringer, while Josh White and Garrett Rector caught one fish at 4.97 lbs.           

“The club has been very successful thus far,” said Jeff Boyland, assistant director of recreational services. “We have more events planned for the club as the fall continues and hopefully they’ll be able to build on their early success.”           

The club will travel to events at Lake Eufala on Oct. 13 and Grand Lake on Oct. 27, followed by a tournament at Lake Tenkiller on Nov. 2.

For more information on the UCO Bass Fishing Club, contact Allen at 405-844-4560 or aallen19@uco.edu or visit www.ucooutdoorrecreation.com.

For more information on the UCO Wellness Center’s sports clubs program, contact Boyland at 405-974-3139 or jboyland1@uco.edu or visit http://www.uco.edu/wellness/sr/sportclubs/index.asp.

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