Auburn Bass Sports Club hosting collegiate championship on Wilson Lake near Florence

AUBURN – Auburn University is hosting the championship of the 2009 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series on Wilson Lake near Florence, Ala., Friday and Saturday, April 17-18. More than 100 anglers representing 20 universities are expected to compete from schools such as Auburn, Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, North Alabama, Montevallo, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia Tech.

“This series has drawn attention nationwide since it is one of the largest collegiate tournament series being run at the present time,” said Auburn academic advisor Jann Swaim.

Weigh-ins will be held at lock six near Killen, at 3 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Following the Saturday weigh-in, the champion will be crowned along with second- and third-place finishers. The public is invited to the weigh-ins and to the awards ceremony.

Auburn recently won the 2009 Southern Collegiate Series Match Title and the Series Angling Team Title. The Versus Media organization will be following the anglers at the championship and filming the event for future airing on national television.

More information is available on the Auburn Bass Sports Club Web site at

Contact: Jann Swaim, (334) 559-0343 (, or
Charles Martin, (334) 844-9999 (