BSC women win 2014 SAA Swimming and Diving Championship

(Wade Event Photography)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's swimming and diving team won the 2014 Southern Athletic Association Championship on Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex Natatorium. BSC also won Female Swimmer of the Year (Hannah Busk), Male Swimmer of the Year (Duncan Bonney), Male Diver of the Year (Cody Spradlin), and Male Newcomer of the Year (Scott Taylor).

The Panther women had a team score of 810 over the three days of competition, followed by Rhodes with 766.50 and Centre with 746.50. The BSC men came in a close second to Centre, who repeats as conference champion. BSC led after the first two days of the championship but the Colonels surged today to win by eight points, 861-853. Sewanee came in third with 688 points.

BSC also won 19 total individual conference titles this weekend; 11 of those were new SAA records, and seven were NCAA B-cut times.

Individual conference champions:

  • Duncan Bonney - 200 IM (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Duncan Bonney - 100 breast (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Duncan Bonney - 200 breast
  • Hannah Busk - 200 IM (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Hannah Busk - 100 fly (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Hannah Busk - 200 back (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Lauren Kinsey - 400 IM
  • Drew Priede - 500 free (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Drew Priede - 200 free
  • Cody Spradlin - 1m diving
  • Cody Spradlin - 3m diving
  • Women's 200 free relay (Kristen Stempak, Molly Waddell, Peyton Langley, Hannah Busk) (SAA record)
  • Women's 400 medley relay (Hannah Busk, Peyton Langley, Lauren Kinsey, Molly Waddell)
  • Women's 200 medley relay (Hannah Busk, Peyton Langley, Lauren Kinsey, Kristen Stempak) (SAA record)
  • Women's 400 free relay (Kristen Stempak, Molly Waddell, Lauren Kinsey, Hannah Busk)
  • Men's 200 medley relay (Scott Taylor, Duncan Bonney, Saul Hack, Ben Hodde) (SAA record)
  • Men's 800 free relay (Duncan Bonney, Drew Priede, Wil Cushman, David Lutomski) (SAA record; NCAA B)
  • Men's 400 medley relay (Scott Taylor, Duncan Bonney, Matt Gonzalez, Drew Priede)
  • Men's 400 free relay (Duncan Bonney, Wil Cushman, Scott Taylor, Drew Priede) (SAA record)