May 27, 2022

UM Fishing Team Named School of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year

The University of Montevallo fishing team was once again crowned the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Nearly 200 collegiate bass fishing teams from across the nation competed in the Bass Pro Shops 2022 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship tournament at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama on May 26-27, but only one was named School of the Year for having amassed the most cumulative points of any team in the nation.

The University of Montevallo bass fishing team poses with the School of the Year trophy.Last year, the fishing team, which is part of the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, earned the same achievement. Montevallo became just the third school to win back-to-back School of the Year honors in the history of the sport.

“There are only two other programs that have won this title twice,” said UM Head Fishing Coach William Crawford. “To be able to do that again is a real honor and shows the hard work that our guys have put forth this year.”

“It’s hard to get a repeat title because everybody is gunning for you. We stepped up to the challenge and had another good year. It speaks to the team’s work ethic and commitment to be able to bring another national title home to the University of Montevallo.”

Dr. John W. Stewart, president of the University, said he’s proud of the team for making Montevallo’s fishing team prominent nationally.

“The skill, industry and passion they invest in their sport is truly impressive,” he said. “William Crawford and Scooter Stano are to be commended for their vision and leadership of our Outdoor Scholars Program at Montevallo. Congratulations to these student champions.”

The tournament was hosted at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, and was presented by Abu Garcia.

The 2021-2022 team members are listed below.

Aaron Cherry

Adam Carroll

Andrew Howell

Andrew Thompson

Blair Erickson

Bradley Martin

Brennan Berglund

Brenton Godwin

Briggs Alavezos

Brody Robison

Cade Holcomb

Cal Culpepper

Carson Miller

Chance Schwartz

Chandler Olivier

Charlie Wright

Cole Dodson

Colton White

Dalton Head

Davian Smith

Dakendrick Patterson

Drew Traffanstedt

Easton Fothergill

Elliot Torode

Grayson Morris

Hagan Marlin

Hunter Odom

Jack Alexander

Jack Baron

Jackson Pontius

Jacob Swanson

Jacob Pfundt

James Willoughby

Jordan Pennington

Jordan Turner

Kopeland Rosser

Kyle Bahr

Logan Plueger

Mason Waddell

Merritt Arnold

Miller Dowling

Nick Dumke

Nick Pemberton

Peyton Harris

Riley Underwood

Ryan Branch

Ryan Thomas

Scott Sledge

Solomon Glenn

Tanner English

Tommy Loper

Tommy Sendek

Trent Jones

Trey Dickert

Tyler Cain

Tyler Cory

Weston Hollar

Will Holoway