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Students Win National College Fishing Title

Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker recently teamed to win the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship held at Chatuge Reservoir in Georgia.

Helms, a junior marketing major from Monroe, and Whitaker, a senior civil engineering major from Fairview, caught 15 fish during the three-day team event. Their total catch weight of 38 pounds and 9 ounces topped the second-place finishers by 8 ounces.

Whitaker said winning the championship would help the UNC Charlotte Bass Fishing Club, known as the Bass Rats, as well as the entire sport club program on campus. "I’ve had a great experience at UNC Charlotte and getting to represent my school at a national level and win doing something I enjoy is something I will always treasure."

Student Organizations Showcase Scheduled for Aug. 20

Join representatives from over 350 UNC Charlotte student organizations on Aug. 20 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and College of Education (COE) plaza to learn more about student groups on campus. There are many benefits to joining a student organization: meeting new people, developing new skills and abilities, working as part of a team, learning to set and achieve goals, sharing your time and talents as well as having fun. Meet and talk to organization members at the Showcase and find out how you can get involved!