Bass Fishing Team Members Take Home Prize

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THIBODAUX — Members of the Nicholls State University bass fishing team took third place in the FLW College Fishing bass tournament held on Toledo Bend Lake in Sabine Parish Feb. 15.

Both petroleum engineering technology and safety management (PETSM) sophomores, Jess Robertson and Travis Leblanc competed against students from universities across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The duo caught five fish weighing in at 17.6 pounds, earning the team a $500 prize and the opportunity to advance to the 2014 FLW Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas Oct. 25-26. There they’ll have a shot at a cash prize, and the top 10 teams will advance to the FLW College Fishing National Championship.

FLW College Fishing is a nationwide competitive bass-fishing program open to all full-time college students at four-year universities. It consists of 15 qualifying events across the nation, five invitational tournaments and a national championship held each year.

The Nicholls State University bass fishing team was formed in fall 2013, and team members compete in fishing tournaments across the region. For more information about the team, contact faculty sponsor Alyson Theriot at 985-448-4339 or

CUTLINE: Bass fishing team members pose with Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy after taking home third place in the FLW College Fishing bass tournament at Toledo Bend Lake. From left is team treasurer Allyson Marcel, a nursing sophomore from Houma; Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president; Trevor Leblanc, a PETSM junior from Houma; team president Tyler Rivet, a PETSM freshman from Raceland; Jess Robertson, a PETSM sophomore from Houma; and team faculty sponsor Alyson Theriot, assistant professor of education.