University of Alabama Fishing Team Wins School of the Year Title
The University of Alabama's athletic year might have officially ended last month, but the school still brought home another title for 2016.
The school's bass fishing team competed all season in events against other college club teams around the country. Points were determined by finishes at each event, and Alabama's performance throughout the year earned it the Cabela's School of the Year title.
“This is the ultimate trophy in college fishing because it’s earned on the water over a full year of fishing," said Wade Middleton, the Director of College Operations for the Association of Collegiate Anglers. "It’s not voted on, it’s not a title bestowed on you by votes or because of finishing on top at one event or anything of that nature. This title is earned by all the members of the school team and how they jointly fished as a school at events all year long.”
This marked the first School of the Year title for the Crimson Tide after a season where they rose to No. 1 in the national rankings.
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