In 2004, Bass Anglers was founded as a club at Murray State. The club provides college students with the opportunity to fish in invitational and nationally recognized tournaments.
MSU bass anglers Seth Brock and Lance Freeman won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference tournament on the Mississippi River the last weekend in May with five bass weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces
Their win earned $2,000 for the MSU Bass Anglers Club and qualified them for the 2014 Central Conference Invitational tournament on Kentucky Lake.
“I fish Kentucky Lake just about every day,” Freeman said. “Our whole reason to come and fish this tournament was to qualify for the Invitational. It was just a pure blessing to win. Kentucky Lake can be white hot in the fall. The Invitational could be absolutely wide open.”
Teammates Justin Berger and Cody Santel qualified for the Invitational earlier this year.
Teams from the Murray State University bass club have now won the past two Central Conference tournaments.
Additionally, Murray anglers won Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing BoatUS at Lake Chickamauga.
Members of the MSU Bass Anglers Club hail from Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio and Missouri.
Justin Berger of Freeburg, Ill., was just elected president of the 2014-15 Murray State Bass Anglers. “I am blessed to have this opportunity and cannot wait to start getting everything rolling for this next year,” Freeburg said. “With the help of a great group of guys and fishermen that will serve on the board with me, we will watch this club grow even bigger and better over the next few years.”
The team adviser is Jim Carter, vice president for institutional advancement.