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March 1, 2013

BSC Swimming and Diving Places 13 On All-SAA Teams

BIRMINGHAM,  Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern Men and Women's Swimming and Diving teams wrapped up a banner inaugural season with 13 athletes named to the Southern Athletic Association All-Conference teams.

Freshmen Duncan Bonney, Hannah Busk, Wil Cushman, Saul Hack, Drew Priede and Kristen Stempak and junior Cody Spradlin earned first-team honors. Second-team members included freshmen Lauren Kinsey, Peyton Langley and Molly Waddell while freshmen Robbie Amunds and Lauren Robertson and junior Stella Jean Wilson were honorable mention.

"I was extremely pleased for the team's first season of competition," BSC Head Swimming and Diving Coach Toby Wilcox said. "It was highlighted by their showing at the SAA conference meet, winning 12 gold medals and 15 silvers. We had three swimmers who also had qualifying times for the DIII NCAA meet. I am looking forward to see what this team does with the addition of next year's recruiting class."

Spradlin was the Men's Diver of the Year and was the High Point Diver, winning the one-meter and three-meter diving championships.

Busk was named the Women's Swimmer of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year. Busk won the 200 individual medley and grabbed silver in the 100 backstroke.

Bonney was named the Men's Swimmer of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.  Bonney won the 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley.

Drew Priede claimed gold in the 500 and 1650 freestyle, posting SAA meet records of 4:37.20 and 16:11.54, respectively. Priede also placed second in the 100 backstroke.

Wil Cushman took home silver in the 100 backstroke and bronze in the 200 backstroke and Saul Hack claimed silver in the 100 butterfly.

Kristen Stempak posted a SAA meet record time of 24:21 in her race to gold in the 50 freestyle.

Lauren Kinsey finished second in the 500 freestyle and won bronze in the 400 individual medley.

Molly Waddell claimed silver in the 100 freestyle and won the B-final in the 100 butterfly while Lauren Robertson took home bronze in the 1650 freestyle.

Peyton Langley grabbed a top five finish in the women's 100-yard breaststroke and won silver on the 200 medley relay team.

Stella Jean Wilson won a bronze medal in the three-meter diving and claimed sixth in the one-meter diving and Robbie Amunds won a pair bronze medals on the 200 freestyle and medley relay teams.

 

2012-13 SAA Men's Diver of the Year (high point diver of the meet): Cody Spradlin of Birmingham-Southern

2012-13 SAA Women's Swimmer of the Year (high point swimmer at the meet): (tie) Hannah Busk of Birmingham-Southern and Clark Weber of Centre

2012-13 SAA Men's Swimmer of the Year (high point swimmer of the meet): Duncan Bonney of Birmingham-Southern

2012-13 SAA Men's Swimming & Diving Newcomer of the Year (most points at meet by a freshman or transfer): Duncan Bonney of Birmingham-Southern

2012-13 SAA Women's Swimming & Diving Newcomer of the Year (most points at the meet by a freshman or transfer): Hannah Busk of Birmingham-Southern

2012-13 SAA Men's and Women's Coach of the Year: Dean Brownley of Centre

 

2012-13 SAA Swimming & Diving All-Conference First Team

Duncan Bonney BSC Fr. Cape Town, South Africa

Hannah Busk BSC Fr. Huntsville, Ala.
Wil Cushman BSC Fr. Dalton, Ga.
Saul Hack BSC Fr. Johannesburg, South Africa \
Drew Priede BSC Fr. Mobile, Ala.
Cody Spradlin BSC Jr. Newnan, Ga.
Kristen Stempak BSC Fr. Dallas, Texas

2012-13 Southern Athletic Association Swimming & Diving All-Conference Second Team
Lauren Kinsey BSC Fr. Daphne, Ala.
Peyton Langley BSC Fr. Prattville, Ala.
Molly Waddell BSC Fr. Florence, Ala.

2012-13 SAA Swimming & Diving All-Conference Honorable Mention
Robbie Amunds BSC Fr. Mary Esther, Fla.
Steej Wilson BSC Jr. Gladstone, Mo.
Lauren Robertson BSC Fr. Clermont, Fla.