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Bass Fishing Team Competes in Tournament at Lake Seminole in Georgia

January 30, 2014

Mississippi College’s bass fishing team competes against nearly 50 other schools in the Southeast in a major tournament at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Anglers are coming from campuses in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi for the FLW’s Southeastern college fishing tournament on February 1.

MC junior Will Hedgepeth, 20, of Clinton, serves as president of the university’s bass club. The angler says he’s anxious to compete against in-state rivals like Mississippi State, Ole Miss and the University of Southern Mississippi.

In addition, Will and fishing team partner Minh Ky. Tran, 19, a biology major from Houston, Texas, will try to beat other squads in the region such as Florida State, Clemson, Samford, the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Florida, Georgia State and Valdosta State. Tran is a freshman on the Clinton campus.

This is Hedgepeth’s third trip to a major FLW tournament in the region since his freshman year.

Both MC students have stepped up their practices lately by reeling in plenty of eight-pound fish at the team’s headquarters, Providence Hill Farm.

FLW is the world’s largest fishing tournament organization. There are more than 600 registered fishing clubs on college campuses nationwide. Collegians compete for cash and prizes at tournaments year-round.

For more information on MC’s bass fishing club, contact Jim Turcotte at 601.925.3315 or Turcotte@mc.edu.

Photo: Mississippi College bass team members Minh Ky Tran, 19, of Houston, Texas and Will Hedgepeth, 20, of Clinton.

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