Bass Fishing Comes to Presbyterian College

Thomas Broom

Presbyterian College started there Bass Fishing team when Matthew Rhodes, a junior business administration major, transferred from Clemson to Presbyterian. He had been on the bass fishing team there and wanted to keep fishing in college tournaments through his new school. The college didn’t have a team at the time, but Rhodes changed that. Thanks to his efforts and contacting the appropriate people he was able to create enough interest to get the ball rolling.
Broom, Patterson, and Rhodes are three of the competitive anglers at Presbyterian. They pair up and compete against other colleges in tournaments throughout the school year utilizing the FLW and BASS tournament on weekends in lakes in the region and across the country.
All of the team members are interested about getting better as fishermen, and they are very serious about fishing as a way to share their passion with others and to be even more involved on campus. ” As a fisherman, Broom said, I want the bass fishing team to be an outlet for college anglers to do what they love, improve at it, and have a community of people to do it with.”  The bass fishing team is only one of PC’s new club sports. Students with a passion for archery and tennis can now share their enthusiasm with like-minded students in these two new club sports.

Presbyterian joins the ranks of many other colleges across the nation to have a Bass Team representing their school. In fact, for the past few years, the Bassmaster Classic alots a slot for the college champion.

Presbyterian College is located on a 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities For more information about Presbyterian College, visit

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