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2016 Volleyball News

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    February 28, 2017
    O’Quinn Named New Head Volleyball Coach BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern Director of Athletics Kyndall Waters has named Haven O’Quinn the new head women’s volleyball coach. O’Quinn is the former head coach of the 7A state champion Mountain Brook High School squad. She will take over the program on June 1.
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    December 19, 2016
    BSC/Piggly Wiggly Student-Athlete of the Week BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Kaitlin Hogan (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS) of women’s basketball was named Birmingham-Southern/Piggly Wiggly student-athlete of the week for play December 12-18.
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    December 05, 2016
    Panther Profile: Laura Van Peursem BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Senior Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./Randolph School) is a hardworking, determined, and goal-oriented individual. She is a two-sport student-athlete at Birmingham-Southern College while majoring in biology with a psychology minor. A four-year starter and three-time all-conference volleyball player, Van Peursem is also a four-year starter and all-conference basketball player.
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    November 29, 2016
    SAA Announces Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams ATLANTA - The SAA announced the 2016 Fall Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams and 55 student-athletes among the league's eight full-time members and three affiliate members received recognition. Formed in 2011, the SAA places a special emphasis on good sportsmanship and fair play amongst all competitors.
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    November 05, 2016
    SAA Tournament: Panthers fall 3-1 in Semis BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team ended its run for a Southern Athletic Association championship in a 3-1 semifinal loss to Berry College Saturday. Berry moves on to face No. 25 Hendrix in the title match. Senior Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./The Randolph School) was named to the all-tournament team for her play.
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    November 04, 2016
    Panthers Land Six on SAA All-Conference Teams BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team saw all six starters named to Southern Athletic Association All-Conference teams, the league announced Friday. This is the most selections for the Panthers since 2014.
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    November 04, 2016
    SAA Tournament: Panthers Advance to Semis with Sweep BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament Friday night with a 3-0 win over Oglethorpe University. The victory marked the third time this season BSC has swept the Stormy Petrels. They improved to 22-6 overall with the win.
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    November 02, 2016
    SAA Tournament: Volleyball Seeded Second BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Finishing the regular season 21-6 with an 11-3 Southern Athletic Association record, the Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team heads into the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Panthers will take on seventh seeded Oglethorpe University in the quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.
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    October 29, 2016
    Panthers Split Day Two of Texas Classic SEGUIN, Texas – The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team split competition in day two of the Texas Lutheran Bulldog Classic Saturday. The Panthers defeated Sul Ross State 3-0 before falling to East Texas Baptist University 3-2 in the finale. BSC closes the regular season at 21-6 overall.
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    October 28, 2016
    Volleyball Starts Texas Classic 2-0 After Comeback SEGUIN, Texas – With two wins in day one of the Texas Lutheran Bulldog Classic, the Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team improved to 20-5 overall, marking the Panthers fourth consecutive 20-win season. BSC defeated Concordia Texas 3-0 before battling it out with host Texas Lutheran to a 3-2 victory.
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    October 23, 2016
    Panthers Fall 3-1 on Road at Berry MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team suffered only its third Southern Athletic Association loss of the season this afternoon at Berry College. The Panthers fell 3-1 to close the regular season at 18-5 overall, 11-3 in league.
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    October 22, 2016
    Volleyball Sweeps Oglethorpe 3-0 on Road ATLANTA, Ga. – Everyone played and everyone scored for the Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team Saturday as the Panthers swept Oglethorpe University 3-0 in Dorough Field House. BSC improved to 18-4 overall, 11-2 in Southern Athletic Association play.
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    October 21, 2016
    2016 BSC Hall of Fame Class Inducted BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College Hall of Fame class of 2016 was inducted Friday night. Frank “Buddy” Cairns (deceased), Rachel Malmborg Skweres, Joe Nasco, John Quinn, and Joe Thigpen join the long list of Panthers immortalized in the hall.
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    October 21, 2016
    Volleyball Ranked Fourth in South Region BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team was ranked fourth in the South Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association this week.
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    October 19, 2016
    Panthers Conclude Home Season with 3-1 Win Over Millsaps BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team closed out its home season with a Southern Athletic Association win Wednesday night. The Panthers took down Millsaps College 3-1 in Bill Battle Coliseum to improve to 17-4 overall, 10-2 in conference.
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    October 16, 2016
    Panthers Sweep Centre 3-0 on Senior Day BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team defeated Centre College 3-0 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 16-4 overall, 9-2 in Southern Athletic Association play. The Panthers hit .343 as a team in the final set to secure the win on their senior day.
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    October 15, 2016
    Volleyball Rallies in Third, Sweeps Sewanee 3-0 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team rallied back in the third set to defeat Sewanee 3-0 and improve to 8-2 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Panthers, who are now 15-4 overall, have swept opponents 11 times this season, six within the SAA.
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    October 09, 2016
    Volleyball Falls to No. 20 Hendrix CONWAY, Ark. – The Birmingham-Southern women's volleyball team fell 3-0 Sunday afternoon at No. 20 Hendrix College in their ninth Southern Athletic Association match of the season. The Panthers moved to 14-4 overall, 7-2 in SAA action.
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    October 08, 2016
    Panthers Earn 10th Sweep, White’s 100th Victory BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team recorded its 10th sweep of the season in the Panthers 3-0 Southern Athletic Association road win over Rhodes College Saturday afternoon. The win marked the 100th career victory for Head Coach Jeff White. He now has a 100-49 record at Birmingham-Southern for a 0.671 winning percentage.
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    October 04, 2016
    Johnson Named Co-Defensive Player of the Week BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freshman libero Caroline Johnson (Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy HS) of the Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team was named Southern Athletic Association Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
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    October 02, 2016
    Volleyball sweeps Oglethorpe 3-0, Improves to 13-3 Overall BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team swept Oglethorpe University 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers improved to 13-3 overall, 6-1 in Southern Athletic Association play. Oglethorpe dropped to 7-9, 1-6 SAA with the loss.
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    October 01, 2016
    Panthers Improve to 5-1 in League With Win Over Berry BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team held off Berry College Saturday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum to improve to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Panthers won 3-1 as Berry dropped to 12-5, 5-2 SAA with the loss.
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    September 25, 2016
    Volleyball Sweeps Rhodes 3-0 in Conference Match BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team moved to 4-1 in Southern Athletic Association play Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum with a 3-0 sweep over Rhodes College. BSC, who improved to 11-3 overall, hit .386 as a team.
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    September 24, 2016
    Panthers Battle Tough Against Ranked Opponents at Home BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team hosted two ranked teams in Bill Battel Coliseum Saturday. The Panthers battled tough but fell 3-0 to No. 20 Hendrix College and No. 8 Emory University to move to 10-3 overall on the year, and 1-1 in Southern Athletic Association play.
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    September 21, 2016
    Volleyball Earns 3-0 Sweep of Millsaps JACKSON, Miss. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team improved to 3-0 in Southern Athletic Association play, 10-1 overall, with its 3-0 win at Millsaps College Wednesday night. Jeneva Salter (Madison, Ala./Bob Jones HS) finished with a game-high 10 kills, hitting .350.
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    September 18, 2016
    Volleyball Dominates Centre in 3-0 Win DANVILLE, Ky. – The Birmingham-Southern College women’s volleyball team improved to 9-1, 2-0 in Southern Athletic Association play Sunday with a 3-0 win over Centre College. The Panthers hit .355 as a team in the first set. The win is their third straight sweep.
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    September 17, 2016
    Volleyball Opens Conference Play with 3-0 Win SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team opened Southern Athletic Association play with a 3-0 win at Sewanee Saturday. It was a team effort for the Panthers who improved to 8-1 overall, 1-0 in the SAA. They hit .216 as a team and earned nine blocks.
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    September 14, 2016
    BSC Sweeps Huntingdon 3-0 in Home Opener BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team swept Huntingdon College 3-0 Wednesday night in Bill Battle Coliseum in the Panthers home opener.
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    September 10, 2016
    Volleyball Finishes Blues City Invite Undefeated MEMPHIS, Tenn. – With 3-1 wins over both Covenant and LeTourneau Saturday afternoon, the Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team finished the Blues City Invitational undefeated and improved 6-1 overall. Marjorie Ward (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) earned her third triple-double of the season in the win over LeTourneau. She also had a double-double against Covenant.
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    September 09, 2016
    Panthers Sweep LaGrange 3-0 at Blues City Invite MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team opened the Blues City Invitational with a 3-0 win over LaGrange College Friday afternoon. The Panthers (4-1) outhit and outblocked LaGrange, who dropped to 4-2 overall.
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    September 03, 2016
    Volleyball Splits Day Two of Emory Invitational BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College women’s volleyball team split competition Saturday. The Panthers (3-1) swept St. Benedict 3-0 before falling to UW-Oshkosh 3-2. Margorie Ward (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) earned her second triple double of the season against UW-Oshkosh with 20 digs, 19 assists, and 13 kills.
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    September 02, 2016
    Ward’s Triple-Double Helps Lead Panthers to 3-2 Win BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team pulled out a 3-2 thriller against St. Thomas (Minn.) Friday afternoon at the Emory Invitational. Sophomore Marjorie Ward (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) had an epic start to the 2016 season finishing with a triple-double of 19 assists, 17 digs, and 15 kills. She led the team in kills and digs.
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    September 02, 2016
    Panthers Close Day One With Second Win BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s volleyball team closed out day one of the Emory Invitation with a 3-0 sweep of Saint Mary’s Friday night. The match lasted just over an hour with BSC (2-0) outhitting and out blocking the Belles who dropped to 0-2 on the year.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    June 08, 2016
    Volleyball Announces 2016 Recruiting Class BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College women’s volleyball will welcome its largest recruiting class since 2012 this fall, Head Coach Jeff White announced Friday. The Panthers have received commitments from seven prospective student-athletes.