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SUNY Plattsburgh Named One of Top 10 Colleges for Angling Undergraduates

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ There are many ways prospective students get hooked on a specific college. For students interested in fly-fishing, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh may have just the bait.

Fly Rod & Reel Magazine has named the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh one of the top 10 fly-fishing colleges in the United States.

The article, appearing in the July/October 2005 issue, chose 10 colleges and universities from across North America that possess excellent fly-fishing opportunities near campus. In addition to SUNY Plattsburgh, the other nine institutions included Montana State University, Cape Cod Community College, Pennsylvania State University, Dartmouth College, SUNY Oswego, University of Maine-Farmington, Western State College of Colorado, Lyndon State College in Vermont and Florida International University.

"Part of what makes SUNY Plattsburgh distinct is its location," said President John Ettling. "With Lake Champlain and the beautiful Adirondacks surrounding us, we can offer students not only a top notch educational experience in the classroom, but also exciting adventures, including an occasional fly-fishing trip, very close to campus."

In its description of SUNY Plattsburgh, the article stated, "Fairly reasonable tuition here, so what you save could be applied to a small bass boat to cruise around Lake Champlain. Also, some of the better Adirondack water is near at hand, including the AuSable and the Bouquet."

The July/October 2005 issue of Fly Rod & Reel is currently available on newsstands.

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