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'I can do us all proud'

Australian angler wins WBT Championship, Angler of the Year title to earn the first berth for a female into the Bassmaster Classic.

Updated: October 27, 2008, 6:17 PM ET
By Kyle Carter | Bassmaster.com

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — This February, Kim Bain will join the ranks of Annika Sorenstam and Danica Patrick as a female competing against the men on her sport's biggest stage.

The sport, in this instance, is bass fishing.

Bain, 28, won the Women's Bassmaster Tour Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Saturday, along the way securing the Toyota Tundra WBT Angler of the Year title, which comes with a spot in the Bassmaster ...

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