Bass Cats Repeat as Southern Collegiate Champions



Guntersville, Ala. -Bethel University Head Coach Garry Mason's Bass ‘Cats entered the 2012 Southern Collegiate Championships at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama hoping to repeat as champions in the event. Not only did they repeat but they set a new Southern Collegiate record with over 84 pounds caught when the fishing ended Saturday afternoon. The catch broke the record by over 10 pounds.

The four two-man teams in the two-day tournament included Zach Parker and Matthew Roberts; Matthew and Myles Palmer; Will Davis and Ben Freeman, and Jacob Hardy and Jake Lawrence. Bethel beat the likes of Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, and other top teams from around the nation.

Coach Mason commented on the win, "Not only did we repeat but setting a new record is simply phenomenal. I am so proud of these young men and how they go about their business as students and people. They are great. We beat some of the very best teams in the nation."