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Birmingham Southern Athletics Top Stories

August 31, 2016
2016 Season Preview: Women's Volleyball
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, the future looks bright for the Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team. The Panthers ranked No. 25 in the country with a 25-6 overall, 11-3 in Southern Athletic Association play, and an appearance in the NCAA Regional Semifinal. Losing only two starters, they return 10 letterwinners and welcome seven newcomers.

August 30, 2016
2016 Season Preview: Women's Soccer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham-Southern women’s soccer team wants to contend for a Southern Athletic Association title in 2016 with a host of fresh faces balanced by an experienced core. The Panthers head into the fall under new head coach David Di Piazza in his first year at the helm.

August 29, 2016
2016 Season Preview: Men's Soccer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham-Southern College men’s soccer program enters its first year under new head coach Greg Vinson with a wealth of experience on the pitch and on the sidelines. Vinson is no stranger to the program, having served as former head coach Preston Goldfarb’s assistant for 20 years.

August 25, 2016
2016 Season Preview: Football
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Birmingham-Southern College football is heading into its ninth season under Head Coach Eddie Garfinkle and the program is looking to build success from a balance of core upperclassmen leading the newcomers

August 19, 2016
Schmidt Named New BSC Golf Head Coach
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College Athletics Director Kyndall Waters has named Richard Schmidt the new men’s and women’s golf head coach. Schmidt has been an assistant golf professional at the Country Club of Birmingham and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis during his career, conducting clinics and organizing golf tournaments.

August 18, 2016
Women’s Volleyball Receiving Votes in AVCA Preseason Poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College women’s volleyball team starts its 2016 campaign receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, the organization released this week. BSC ended last season ranked for the first time in program history.

August 5, 2016
Vinson Adds One to 2016 Roster
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College Head Men’s Soccer Coach Greg Vinson announced the addition of goalkeeper Kurt Moore (Euharlee, Ga./Darlington Academy) to the 2016 roster.

August 2, 2016
Panthers Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College women’s track and field team was one of 175 programs honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their academic success. The Panthers received All-Academic Team honors for maintaining at least a 3.10 cumulative grade point average.

July 30, 2016
Women’s Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award after finishing the year with a cumulative team grade point average over 3.30. This is the third consecutive year the Panthers received the honor.

July 29, 2016
BSC Hall of Famer Placed 7th in 2016 CrossFit Games
MADISON, Ala. — 324,307 athletes competed for a shot at making it to the 2016 CrossFit Games, an athletic competition sponsored by CrossFit Inc. and Reebok that sets out each year to find the “fittest (man and woman) on earth.”

July 27, 2016
Women Earn ITA All-Academic Team Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College women’s tennis team has earned its fifth Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team award in six years. Four Panthers received individual recognition, being named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their work on the court and in the classroom. BSC women’s tennis has had a Scholar-Athlete named in each of the past seven seasons.

July 25, 2016
2012 National Player of the Year Makes MLB Debut
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Birmingham-Southern College Panther and 2012 ABCA/Rawlings and D3baseball.com National Player of the Year Bruce Maxwell, made his Major League Baseball debut on Saturday, July 23 for the Oakland Athletics. Maxwell was called up from Pacific Coast League Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds and pinch hit Saturday, before starting Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

July 27, 2016
Three Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Three Birmingham-Southern College men’s golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Tanner Dixon (Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS), Torben Krieger (Ruppichteroth, Germany/Bodelschwingh-Gymnasium Herchen), and Patrick Newsom (Decatur, Ala./Decatur HS) were among the 41 recognized in all of NCAA Division III.

July 19, 2016
Women’s Soccer Announces Eight Additions to 2016 Roster
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College women’s soccer welcomes an 8-member recruiting class for the upcoming 2016 season. The group will balance out a roster that includes seven upperclassmen and nine sophomores.

July 18, 2016
Former Panther Named PCL Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Sounds catcher Bruce Maxwell has been named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for his performance from July 11-17, the league announced today.

July 12, 2016
BSC Softball Adds Anderson to 2017 Roster
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College Head Softball Coach Kimball Cassidy announced the addition of Taylor Anderson to the Panthers 2017 roster. She joins a BSC team that finished the 2016 season ranked No. 7 nationally and third in the Atlantic region.

July 11, 2016
Former Soccer Standout Guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ? Former Birmingham-Southern women?s soccer standout Ruth Hanks (?10) has earned the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge while serving at Arlington National Cemetery. A Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Hanks is the fourth woman in history to earn the badge, and the first since 1998.

July 5, 2016
128 Student-Athletes Named to SAA Academic Honor Roll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College saw 128 student-athletes named to the 2015-16 Southern Athletic Association Winter and Spring Academic Honor Rolls. By maintaining a 3.25 grade point average during the winter and spring, the student-athletes from 13 different sports join a prestigious group recognized across the league.

July 4, 2016
We Hope You Enjoy Your 4th of July

June 23, 2016
Preston Goldfarb's 31st and Final Camp

June 16, 2016
Women’s Swimming named Scholar All-America Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For the third consecutive year, Birmingham-Southern College women’s swimming was named one of the College Swimming Coaches Association of American Scholar All-America teams, the organization announced Wednesday. Only teams with a program grade point average of 3.00 or higher receive the honor. The Panthers finished with a 3.21 team GPA.

June 14, 2016
Jones Named Assistant AD for Media Relations, Erreca Moves to Compliance
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Birmingham-Southern College Athletics Director Kyndall Waters has named Jennifer Jones the new assistant athletic director for media relations. Jones takes over for Sarah Erreca, who shifted to assistant A.D. for compliance this summer.

June 13, 2016
Birmingham-Southern Ranks 55th in Director's Cup
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Birmingham-Southern College athletics successful 2015-16 season ranks among the best in all of NCAA Division III. The Panthers finished the year ranked 55th out of 323 in the final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings, the organization released Monday. This is the highest ranking for BSC since the 2012-13 season, where they also finished 55th.