The Association of Collegiate Anglers posted Carson-Newman University as No. 1 in point standings in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. With the points update, the Carson-Newman Eagle Anglers garnered the top spot for the first time in program history, according to a news release.
“Being ranked No. 1 at this point in the season is very exciting for our guys,” Hunter Sales, head coach for Carson-Newman, said in the release. “They’ve done an excellent job taking care of business both on and off the water. If we’re able to stay focused through the spring, we have a real chance to bring our first School of the Year title back to Jefferson City.”
The news comes following an MLF College Series regular season event at the Harris Chain and the MLF Championship at Lake Toho. It is the first points update of 2024. The University of North Alabama moved to No. 2, while defending School of the Year winner University of Montevallo fell to the third spot.
At the Harris Chain event, the Eagle Anglers earned the most points of any team in the MLF College Series regular season event. Carson-Newman’s top two teams composed of Nicholas DellaPorta (Pequannock, New Jersey) and Drew Pitts (Lutz, Florida), along with Riley Faulkner (Jacksboro, Tennessee) and Szymon Piton (Chicago, Illinois) finished fourth and 12th respectively.