UPCOMING EVENT: Bass Fishing League - 2016 - Lake Okeechobee

FLW College Fishing National Championship team qualifiers announced

A packed crowd was on hand during final weigh-in at the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Beaver Lake.

FLW has announced the following list of FLW College Fishing team qualifiers for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship, slated to take place March 6-8 on Lake Keowee in Seneca, S.C.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - RYAN DORSETT & EVAN BARNES

AUBURN UNIVERSITY - TIMMY WARD & GARRETT ROBERTS

AUBURN UNIVERSITY OF MONTGOMERY - DALTON DARNELL & TYLER STROCK

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY - TYLER TORWICK & CONNOR CASE

CAL POLY - JOHN ZEOLLA & KYLE GREENLAW

CHICO STATE - NICK CARRICO & ANDREW LOBERG

CSU MONTEREY BAY - ANDREW SJOSTROM & JOSHUA SMITH

CSU MONTEREY BAY - SEBASTIAN RESENDIZ & MATTHEW DIAZ

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY - JACOB SEPEDA & TRENT NEWMAN

EASTERN KENTUCKY - ETHAN SNYDER & BILLY FRENCH

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY - NICHOLAS HARRIS & BROOKS WOODWARD

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - JOHN HUNTER & VINCENT TIMPERIO

GEORGIA SOUTHERN - DEAN MULLETT & DALTON ANDERSON *

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY - RANDY SULLIVAN & HUBBELL ALLEN

HENDERSON STATE - SHANE STODDARD & COBEY WINGFIELD

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY - CHRISTOPHER CHILDERS & ERICH COULTER

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY - GRAEME LOCK & DERRICK HICKS

INDIANA UNIVERSITY - JOSH COLLIER & SEAN GILLENWATER

LAMAR UNIVERSITY - COLBY OGDEN & JUSTIN ROYAL

LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY - CHRIS HUNT & KYLE WARWICK

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY - MATT NOVITSKI & COLTON OTTO

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY - CODY SIEBEN & DAN SCHULT

NORTH ALABAMA - DAWSON LENZ & EVAN HORNE

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - DEREK MALANOWSKI & CHRIS KOSIOR

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY - ZACH LOWE & TRAVIS RIEDEL

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - ZACH MACDONALD & WILLIAM SPARKS

RAMAPO COLLEGE - JOSEPH ZAPF & ANDREW ZAPF

SACRAMENTO STATE - THOMAS KANEMOTO & KYLE DERBISH *

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY - TYLER BRANCA & BENJAMIN TAWNEY

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY - ADRIEN BRIENS & ERNIE GORHAM

SUNY PLATTSBURGH - JOHN MCDOUGALL & NATE LEWIS

TEXAS A&M - ZACHARY WYMER & COLE TEMPLE

TROY UNIVERSITY - CONNOR BEDSOLE & BRADLEY NORRED

U. OF LOUISIANA-MONROE - NICK LADART & BRIAN EATON

UNC CHARLOTTE - ERIC SELF & SHANE LEHEW *

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS - JUSTIN SOLVERSON & PETER DECKER

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE - NICK UEBELHOR & ERIC KIEFFNER

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - KEATON WILLIAMS & JOHN MERCER

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - AUSTIN FELIX & CHRIS BURGAN

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA - BEN MILLIKEN & BEN KROEGER

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - MICHAEL WORLEY & BRANDEN BARNETT

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA - PAUL MUZLJAKOVICH & LANDON DIXON

UT CHATTANOOGA - PARKER BACON & TAYLOR BOLTON

UW STEVENS POINT - CODY LINCOLN & JASON HAWKSFORD

VERMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE - TYLOR LAHUE & WILLIAM WAITE

VIRGINIA TECH - RICKY KASSEBAUM & JOHN WOODWARD

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY - MATHEW GIBSON & EDWARD RUDE III

XAVIER UNIVERSITY - ANDREW DECILLES & TY STYONS

YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE - GRAYSON PAYNE & FURMAN THOMPSON

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY - ZACHARY ALCORN & CHARLES CREMEANS

The 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship is presented by Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.The 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship is presented by Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.

* (Editor's note: The UNC Charlotte team will not be fishing in the championship due to a scheduling conflict. In addition, Sacramento State team member Kyle Derbish won't be attending but partner, Thomas Kanemoto will be competing individually. The Georgia Southern team of Dean Mullett and Dalton Anderson also will be down to one member as Anderson will be unable to attend the event.)

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