Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Awards First Year of 'Angling Aces' Scholarships

Otsego, Minn., Oct. 8, 2018 - Crestliner is proud to award four scholarships as part of its new Angling Aces Student Program. The program, which launched in March of this year, awarded two individual scholarships and two team scholarships, totaling $6,000.

"One of the main components of the Angling Aces program is to support young anglers who would like to pursue professional fishing, as well as young angling student teams," said Lori Kneeland, director of marketing. "It's our honor to be able to give to the future leaders of this sport."

Crestliner awarded the following four Angling Aces scholarships:

  • Team Scholarship $1,500: McKendree University Bass Fishing Team
    Lebanon, Ill.
    "We are currently enclosing a pavilion to create additional boat storage for the anglers. This scholarship money will be extremely helpful in the completion of this project. We feel tremendously appreciative and grateful!" - Head Coach Jon Rinderer

  • Team Scholarship $1,500: Elk River Bassers
    Elk River, Minn.
    "While our number-one goal is to fish tournaments, we also believe in mentoring young anglers to become good stewards in the industry and to encourage them to 'pay it forward' in life. This sponsorship sends a message to our anglers that their efforts can be rewarded." - Boat Captain Todd Shatusky

  • Academic Scholarship $1,000: Austin Gaab
    Pennsylvania College of Technology, Montoursville, Pa.
    "I would like to thank Crestliner for the opportunity to receive this scholarship. I hope to pursue a career in the fishing and boating industry, and this scholarship will help pay for my education to do so." - Austin Gaab

  • Angler Scholarship $2,000: Trevor McKinney
    McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill.
    "Being an Angling Aces member has been life-changing for me over the past few months. Of course, it allowed me to win this scholarship, which has been awesome, but it has also allowed for me to build relationships with other fellow anglers through the Crestliner Angling Aces Facebook page." - Trevor McKinney

In addition to awarding scholarships, the Angling Aces program aims to help student anglers perfect fishing techniques, advocates for the outdoors and resource conservation, and teaches on-water safety.

"This program is a true joy for us as a company," Kneeland said. "We're happy to not only support these promising young anglers, but also to bolster the sport of fishing. We look forward to many more opportunities to award scholarships and offer support through Angling Aces."

Crestliner is now accepting applications for 2019 scholarships. To sign up for the program and receive news updates, students can visit Crestliner Angling Aces and follow us on Facebook at Crestliner Angling Aces.


About Crestliner
Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats and pontoons are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and a relentless commitment to excellence. Since 1946 Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability. As a world-wide leader, Crestliner continues to redefine the industry with boats built to last. A testament to our quality and craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for 10 consecutive years. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting

Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational marine industry,

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Ancor, Attwood, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, Czone, Del City, Garelick, Lenco Marine, Marinco, Mastervolt, Mercury, NAUTIC-ON, Park Power, Progressive Industries, ProMariner, Quicksilver and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne's Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit

FOR MORE INFORMATION:       Lori Kneeland
(763) 241-2625

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