Women Win 2017 SAA Championship

Women Win 2017 SAA Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's swimming and diving team reclaimed the Southern Athletic Association team title Saturday night after outscoring the second place finisher by 57 points.  This is their second conference championship, and first since 2014.   Head Coach Toby Wilcox earned SAA Coach of the Year after the win.


Becca Erwin (Duluth, Ga./Duluth HS) was named SAA Newcomer of the Year after a dominating performance in her first conference championship meet.  She finished with 162 individual points and hit NCAA invite cut times in the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle.  Erwin took home three SAA championship titles and set two SAA records in the process.  She was also a part of three silver medal relay teams.


The women earned four top three finishes on the final day of the championships.  Along with Erwin's 100 free title, Kayla Canon (Arnold, Md./Blue Springs South HS) earned silver 200 breaststroke and Jenna Luth (Pensacola, Fla./Booker T. Washington) and Katie Kassis (Mableton, Ga./Whitefield Academy) picked up bronze in the 1650 free, and 200 butterfly, respectively.


With a team total of 849, the BSC beat out Rhodes who finished with 792.  Centre College was right behind them at 767 for third place.