The Southern Arkansas University Bass Tournament Fishing Team is gearing up for a successful year and looking for new members to become national collegiate champions.

The meetings will be held at 5:30PM in the Reynolds Center Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Aug. 31. The team recently met to approve changes to its by-laws and to present team members with awards for achievements over the summer.

In a recent press release, Freshman Raygan Griffin of El Dorado won Big Bass of the 2016-2017 tournament season, catching a bass weighing 5.82 pounds. He caught the fish at Sam Rayburn Reservoir during the Yeti College Fishing Southern Open. Cade Coleman and freshman Dalton Baker, of Magnolia, each won the Outstanding Service Award of the season. Hunter Bell won the 2016-2017 Angler of the Year award. Bell accumulated the most points in the team tournament series and was the most consistent in all tournaments.

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Members of the SAU Bass Tournament Fishing Team who received awards for their achievements over the summer are, left to right: Hunter Bell, Dalton Baker, Raygan Griffin and Cade Coleman.

Anyone with an interest in attending fishing team members can contact Basinger at 870-818-5661 or send an email to wwbasinger77899@muleriders.saumag.edu.