King University will soon add a new sport to its athletic program: bass fishing.
The university announced Friday it will add collegiate bass fishing as a competitive sport beginning in the fall.
Students in the program will compete in nationally recognized tournaments, such as the FLW College Series and the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, according to the university.
“Collegiate bass fishing is an excellent fit for King,” said David Hicks, Director of Athletics, in a news release. “We are 15 minutes from South Holston Lake, one of the top bass fishing lakes in the Eastern United States, and have several other world-class lakes within a 100-mile radius.”
The program will receive instructional funding and scholarships will be available.
The university says that will make its team unique because most college fishing teams across the country operate as a student clubs.
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