Daniel Wilson said his friends at Wando High School thought he was joking when he explained his college choice. Wilson will attend Erskine College next fall on an athletic scholarship as a member of the school’s coed bass fishing team.
Erskine, a small, private college in Due West, added the team to its athletic program a year ago, and unlike schools such as South Carolina and Clemson, where bass fishing is considered a club sport, Erskine decided to provide institutional funding and offer scholarships. Recent Erskine graduate Ryan Teems is the program’s first head coach.
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