Could Your High School Angler Be a 2022 Bassmaster All-American?
Young, high school anglers could soon realize the dream of their lives and share the boat and stage with one of the top professional anglers in the world.
Up to two of these anglers could be from right here in Louisiana. And it doesn't cost a dime to make that dream a reality.
The most prestigious of all professional fishing organizations, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society or B.A.S.S., is looking to recognize the future of bass fishing as they shine the spotlight on the best and brightest high school bass anglers in the country.
B.A.S.S is now looking for nominations for the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team, which will be comprised of the 12 most outstanding high school anglers in the nation.
What an incredible honor for these students as the program will reward young athletes for their performance in tournaments, leadership in their communities and involvement in conservation efforts.
How Do You Nominate a Student? Glad You Asked!
Applications for the team will be accepted through March 8. To make your nomination just go HERE but please make sure the intended nominee meets all the following criteria.
- A student must be nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official.
- Students currently enrolled in grades 10 through 12 with a current grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible.
- Be sure to include their success in high school fishing tournaments and involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.
Up to 2 Students Will Be Chosen From Louisiana
Judges will then select up to two student anglers from each state. These All-State Fishing Team members will become semifinalists in the selection of the 12-member Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team.
Then, the final chosen anglers will compete in a one-day Bassmaster High School All-American Tournament to be held in conjunction with a 2022 Bassmaster Elite tournament, to be announced at a later date. Elite Series anglers will serve as “coaches” for the student anglers in the one-day fishing event. The high school standouts and Elite Series coaches will be honored before the weigh-in crowd.
“I am super excited to share this platform with the best high school anglers in the country,” said Glenn Cale, B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Manager – College, High School and Junior. “Balancing school and fishing is key and hard work.”
All students who compete in high school fishing events are eligible, regardless if they are affiliated with B.A.S.S. or another fishing organization.