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Birmingham Southern Athletics Top Stories

May 24, 2016
Five Panthers named D3baseball.com All-South Region
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After yet another successful season, five members of the Birmingham-Southern baseball team have been named to the D3baseball.com All-South Region Team.

May 22, 2016
Watkins, Luster qualify for NCAA Track and Field Championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Sophomore sprinter Jamal Watkins and freshman jumper Cameron Luster have both qualified for next week's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, it was announced earlier this evening.

May 21, 2016
No. 5 Panthers defeat Thomas More, fall to No. 9 Shenandoah in NCAA South Regional
MOUNT BERRY, Ga.—After defeating Thomas More College 16-9 this afternoon, the No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA South Regional with a come-from-behind 10-8 loss to No. 9 Shenandoah this evening at Bowdoin Field on the campus of Berry College.

May 20, 2016
Baseball South Regional games postponed to Saturday
MOUNT BERRY, Ga.—Due to rain and storms in the area, today's NCAA South Regional baseball games have been postponed to tomorrow, May 21.

May 19, 2016
No. 9 Shenandoah upends No. 5 Panthers in NCAA South Regional, 6-2
MOUNT BERRY, Ga.—After going up 2-0 to open the game, the No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team fell to No. 9 Shenandoah, 6-2, on the second day of the NCAA South Regional, hosted by Berry College.

May 18, 2016
No. 5 BSC shuts out Huntingdon, 7-0, in NCAA South Regional first round
MOUNT BERRY, Ga.—Propelled by a complete-game shutout from junior hurler Ryan Gaines, the No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team defeated Huntingdon, 7-0, in the first round of the NCAA Championship South Regional, Wednesday afternoon at Berry College.

May 16, 2016
No. 5 Baseball to face Huntingdon in NCAA South Regional, Wednesday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team will travel to Mount Berry, Ga., for the NCAA South Regional beginning this Wednesday, May 18, and will face Huntingdon in the first round at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

May 14, 2016
No. 7 Softball ends season with Saturday split at NCAA Regional
MOUNT BERRY, Ga.—After defeating Piedmont today, 6-4, the No. 7 Birmingham-Southern softball team fell to No. 4 Berry, 6-5 in 10 innings, to be eliminated from the NCAA Championship Regional.

May 13, 2016
No. 9 Emory upends No. 7 BSC in NCAA Regional, 3-1
MOUNT BERRY, Ga.—Holding the Panthers to just two hits, No. 9 Emory defeated No. 7 Birmingham-Southern, 3-1, Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Regional hosted by No. 4 Berry in Mount Berry, Ga.

May 14, 2016
Women's Basketball gets second commitment for 2016-17 in Elizabeth Philpot
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's basketball program has received a commitment from Elizabeth Philpot, who has completed her intent to enroll in the college this fall, Head Coach Mike Ricks announced today.

May 11, 2016
BSC holds annual Athletic Awards Banquet, names Larry D. Striplin Athletes of the Year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern announced the winners of its annual athletic awards on Wednesday evening at the Athletic Awards Banquet in the Norton Great Hall on the BSC campus.

May 10, 2016
Dielen, Weinacker named SAA Tennis Coaches of the Year, six Panthers earn All-Conference honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern Head Tennis Coaches Ann Dielen and Jimmy Weinacker have been voted the Southern Athletic Association Women's and Men's Coaches of the Year, the league office announced today.

May 9, 2016
No. 7 Softball earns at-large bid to NCAA Championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 7 Birmingham-Southern softball team learned today that it has received an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Championship, as the Panthers will travel to Rome, Ga., to face No. 9 Emory in the first round this Friday, May 13.

May 6, 2016
Athletes honored at annual Honors Day celebration
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A number of Birmingham-Southern student-athletes were recognized on Thursday, May 5, at BSC's annual Honors Day celebration, which recognizes students, faculty, and staff for their scholarly achievements as well as their leadership and service.

May 5, 2016
Emilee Olsen commits to Women's Basketball program
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's basketball program has received a commitment from Emilee Olsen, who has completed her intent to enroll in the college this fall, Head Coach Mike Ricks announced today.

May 5, 2016
Joe Nasco named Men's Soccer Assistant Coach
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Former Birmingham-Southern standout Joe Nasco has been named the new Assistant Men's Soccer Coach, it was announced today.

May 4, 2016
Vinson announces 2016 Men's Soccer commitments
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Incoming Birmingham-Southern Head Men's Soccer Coach Greg Vinson announced today that he will welcome three outstanding student-athletes to the Hilltop this fall as his 2016 class.

May 4, 2016
Women's Tennis gets commitment from Emily Whitlock
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's tennis program has received a commitment for next season from Emily Whitlock, who has completed her intent to enroll in the college and play for the Panthers beginning this fall.

May 2, 2016
Cox, Shute, Watkins highlight SAA Track and Field honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern won four of the conference's eight major post-season awards, it was announced this week by the Southern Athletic Association, with Kenneth Cox being voted Coach of the Year, sophomore Jamal Watkins being voted both Men's Track Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, and sophomore Karmin Shute being voted Women's Track Athlete of the Year.

May 2, 2016
Wetmore named SAA Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year; nine Panthers earn All-SAA honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Emily Wetmore has been voted the Southern Athletic Association Coach of the Year, and nine Panthers earned post-season All-Conference honors, the league office announced today.

May 1, 2016
SAA CHAMPS! No. 4 Baseball tops Rhodes, 13-5, in SAA title game
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Thanks to a seven-run fourth inning, including senior Matt Brown surpassing 200 career hits, the No. 4 Birmingham-Southern baseball team defeated Rhodes, 13-5, Sunday afternoon in the title game of the Southern Athletic Association Championship.

May 1, 2016
Men's Tennis falls to Sewanee in SAA Championship final
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern men's tennis team saw its season come to an end on Sunday in the finals of the Southern Athletic Association Championship, falling to Sewanee, 5-1, at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

May 1, 2016
Women's Tennis loses to No. 12 Sewanee in SAA Championship final
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern women's tennis team fell to No. 12 Sewanee on Sunday morning, 5-0, in the finals of the Southern Athletic Association Championship at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

April 30, 2016
No. 4 Panthers split with Rhodes in SAA title series to force game three
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After winning game one 4-0, the No. 4 Birmingham-Southern baseball team dropped the second game, 3-1, to Rhodes in the Southern Athletic Association Championship title series, sending it to game three tomorrow at 11 a.m.

April 29, 2016
SAA Baseball Championship title series game postponed to Saturday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Due to severe weather and heavy rain, tonight's first game of the Southern Athletic Association Baseball Championship title series between Birmingham-Southern and Rhodes has been postponed to tomorrow at 11 a.m.