SRU students catch bass, prize money at college fishing tournament

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(From left) Logan Pollman, a senior biology major from Slippery Rock, and Tyler Sheppard, a senior exercise science major from Hermitage, captured first place at the June 4 Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Northern Conference tournament.

June 7, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Six members of the Fishing Club at Slippery Rock University - comprising a trio of two-man teams - hooked three of the top 10 finishes at the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Northern Conference tournament June 4 on the Potomac River in Maryland.

Logan Pollman, a senior biology major from Slippery Rock, and Tyler Sheppard, a senior exercise science major from Hermitage, won first place with their total catch of five bass weighing in at 18 pounds, 1 ounce. Their victory earned the Fishing Club $2,000 and advanced the pair to the 2017 FLW College National Championship.

Joel Hixon, a senior business management major from Butler, and Evan Kretz, a senior exercise science major from Allison Park, placed sixth with a 15 pound, 15 ounce catch; while Ryan Kozlowski, a junior park and resource management major from Cranberry, and Nathan Quince, a sophomore management major from Imperial, finished in 10th place with their 15 pound, 5 ounce showing.

"This is the first time our club has ever won an FLW event," Pollman told bassresource.com. "This really means a lot for our program."

"About the middle of the afternoon, I caught a three-pounder," said Sheppard. "That's the fish that really helped us secure the win."

FLW college fishing teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences: Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top 10 teams from each division's three regular-season tournaments and the top 15 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open advance to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college and members of a college fishing club.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine | 724.738.4854 | gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu