Arkansas Tech University has clinched the inaugural Association of Collegiate Anglers school of the year award.
Members of the Arkansas Tech Fishing Club (photographed, right) received the 2011-12 ACA school of the year award following the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship in Paris, Tenn., on Sunday, June 24.
The ACA school of the year program recognizes collegiate clubs that compete in the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series, along with Carhartt College B.A.S.S. and the National Guard FLW College Fishing.
Additional ACA-sanctioned events were also selected as part of the program, making the list 22 events in total during the 2011-12 season.
A total of 157 institutions from around the United States and Canada competed for the inaugural ACA school of the year award.