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ULM fishing team finishes first in the country

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The anglers from the University of Louisiana at Monroe Fishing Team finished the 2012-2013 season as number one in the nation in Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) School of the Year Standings. The team finished with 907 total points for the season.

"We are very proud of this team," said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno. "They continue to achieve success on the national level bringing recognition to the team, our university, city, and region."

In the 2011-2012 season, the team finished in second place in the yearly standings, making the current finish the pinnacle of the team's growing success.

Recent ULM graduate and outgoing team president Paul Clark (B.S. '13) said, "After finishing second last year, we came out at the beginning of this season with our hearts set on nothing short of winning."

According to the ACA, the team will be featured in Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing television series, as well as an episode of Americana Outdoors. The team will also receive Cabela's gift cards and prizes.

"How can you be any prouder of these boys?" said Ralph Swillie, ULM team adviser. "They worked hard all season long, and they deserve this attention."

Members of the ULM Fishing Team:

· Paul Clark, a construction major from Monroe;

· Nick Ladart, a kinesiology major from Monroe;

· Brian Eaton, a nursing major from Monroe;

· Jackson Blackett, a biology major from Sterlington;

· Blake Deron, an agribusiness major from Monroe;

· Trapper Munn, a biology major from Oak Grove;

· Brett Preuett, a business administration graduate student from Colfax;

· Jacob Slade, a radiologic technology major from Bastrop;

· Cody Sisson, a criminal justice major from Bastrop;

· Joshua Alford, a pre-nursing major from West Monroe;

· Jason Daniel, a pre-nursing major from Marion.


The ACA final top 10:

University of Louisiana Monroe

University of North Alabama

Bethel University

Murray State University

Georgetown College

Arkansas Tech University

North Carolina State

Dallas Baptist University

University of Arkansas

University of Tennessee Martin

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