Birmingham-Southern Men Win Sixth, Women Earn Fourth Straight SAA Title

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February 16th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

SOUTHERN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (SAA) – MEN AND WOMEN

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 12-Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Location: Crossplex Aquatic Center – Birmingham, AL
  • Host: Rhodes
  • Defending Champion: Birmingham Southern women (3x); Birmingham Southern men (5x)
  • Results

Courtesy: Southern Athletic Association

WOMEN

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 15, 2020) – Led by SAA Coach of the Year Toby Wilcox and veteran SAA recorder holder Becca Erwin, the Birmingham-Southern Women’s Swimming and Diving team won its fourth straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) title, Saturday.

The Panthers topped by runner-up Centre by 164 points, 856-692. Rhodes finished third with a 681.5 total while Berry added a fourth-place total of 627. Sewanee wrapped up its season with a fifth-place finish (488), while Hendrix was sixth (249.5) and Millsaps closed out its first-ever swimming and diving season in seventh (84).

SAA Women’s Swimmer of the Year – Becca Erwin – Birmingham-Southern

SAA Newcomer of the Year – Mary Miller Goldberg – Birmingham-Southern

SAA Diver of the Year – Noel Whitlock – Sewanee

SAA Coach of the Year – Dean Brownley – Centre

MEN

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 15, 2020) – Led by its depth, the Birmingham-Southern men’s swimming and diving team won its sixth straight Men’s Swimming and Diving Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Championship, Saturday.

On the men’s side, BSC pulled away from the competition with 915 points. Centre finished second with 732 points while Berry was third with a 572.5 total. Rhodes finished fourth at 465.5 while Sewanee closed out the four-day event with a 432 total. Hendrix (365) and Millsaps (129) closed out the scores, respectively.

SAA Men’s Swimmer of the Year – Hayden Henderson – Birmingham-Southern

SAA Newcomer of the Year – Chase Bolding – Birmingham-Southern

SAA Diver of the Year – James Hughes – Birmingham-Southern

SAA Coach of the Year – Paul Flinchbaugh

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