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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (July 30, 2012) – Over the July 21 weekend, the La Roche College Fishing Club Team competed in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Conference at Lake Champlain and came back with a third place finish out of 42 colleges that competed. The Club also received a $1,000 check for their accomplishment.

As a result of their win, the La Roche College team received a bid to compete in the FLW’s Northern Conference Championship, which will be hosted this year in Virginia from September 13-15. If the team wins that championship, they would be eligible to compete for the national title in Columbia, SC in April of next year for a chance to win $25,000 for their school and $50,000 cash plus a bass boat for their club.

This is the third top 10 finish for the team, which includes junior Jonathan Coholich, a biology major, and senior Richard Smith, who majors in criminal justice. Their limit of five bass weighed in at 14 lbs., 14 oz.

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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