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Murray State Anglers Ranked 14th in the Pre-Season

Started by 75Fan, July 20, 2022, 10:53:29 AM

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Quote14. Murray State University
Murray, KY
2022 Final Ranking: 13th
ACA National Championships: 1 (2009)

Checking in at 14th in the ACA pre-season poll is one of the blue bloods of college fishing that has yet to win the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia, Murray State University.

Murray State experienced a slight dip in production over the past year and a half or so. The team from Murray, KY finished the 2021 season in fifth, and received a pre-season ranking last summer of seventh overall. The team proceeded to finish the 2021-22 season in 13th, a place that Murray State is not accustom to in recent years.

"Last year was trial and error for the team. We had a very large freshman class and many new faces that outnumbered the older students," said Emily Freeman, Murray State University angler. "This year we want to learn from our mistakes and go forward with this team. We really want to get Murray State back into that Top 10 where we have been the previous years."

Murray State has every right to enter the 2022-23 season with a great deal of optimism and confidence. The aforementioned freshman anglers have gained valuable experience, and the schedule favors Murray's strengths and expertise.

Though things may not have gone as planned last season, the team is still humbled to be recognized by their peers as one of the best 14 teams in the country.

"As a Top 15 team, the program is very grateful for how the fishing industry views us. As a student ran team, we do not get that input from a coach and to see the industry and our peers who have faith in Murray State is outstanding," concluded Freeman.

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