B-Fund Bulletin Birmingham-Southern Athletics News

Words from Athletics Director Kyndall Waters

We've had a wonderful fall here on The Hilltop, and I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you some of the wonderful things our student-athletes have accomplished thus far in 2017.

On top of a second place finish and an SAA Coach of the Year nod for our women's soccer team, we've had three conference players of the year, 29 all-conference selections, six all-region awards, and an All-American. Fall sports finished with a .777 winning percentage overall and a .643 win percentage in SAA play.

Our student-athletes also continue to serve the community through organizations such as Make-A-Wish, stuff the bus diaper drive, local elementary school mentorship programs, the ALS Society, Wounded Warriors, and more.

Rest assured that your support of BSC student-athletes goes beyond the sporting arena and into the development of their character and their commitment to the world around us. Thank you again for your continuous support of our student-athletes’ development and the investment in their future.

As a B-Funder, we appreciate your monetary support. But the support that means the most to us is that of your attendance to any of our sporting events.

Awards Season...

Julia Denby, Volleyball

  • AVCA All-American
  • AVCA First-Team All-South Region
  • SAA First-Team All-Conference

Rachel Lee, Volleyball

  • AVCA All-Region
  • SAA All-Conference

Jamal Watkins, Football

  • D3football.com All-South Region
  • SAA Special Teams Player of the Year
  • SAA All-Conference

Matthew Byers, Football

  • Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • SAA All-Conference

Taylor Andrews, Women's Soccer

  • United Soccer Coaches All-Region
  • SAA Offensive Player of the Year
  • SAA First-Team All-Conference

Abby Kay Choate, Women's Soccer

  • United Soccer Coaches All-Region
  • SAA Newcomer of the Year
  • SAA First-Team All-Conference

David DiPiazza, Women's Soccer

SAA Coach of the Year

SAA Fall All-Conference Selections

  • Four First-Team
  • 12 Second-Team
  • 13 Honorable Mention

SAA Fall All-Tournament Team Awards

  • Trey O'Bryant, Men's Soccer
  • Megan Moser, Women's Soccer
  • Rachael Motamed, Women's Soccer
  • Julia Denby, Volleyball
  • Emmy Kilgore, Volleyball

11 SAA Fall Athlete of the Week Honors

D3football.com Team of the Week

  • Cole Murphy, Defensive
  • Matthew Byers, Defensive

Your support means a lot...

Nicole Sullivan, Women's Swimming

"Everyday my teammates and I work our hardest at practice. And this past season it payed off when we won our conference championship. Receiving my conference championship ring meant the world to me. And seeing the banner hanging over the pool is a daily reminder of one of the best days of my life so far. Thank you so much for supporting The B Fund and for helping make all of this possible."

Getting Better Everyday...

New Turf Project

Turf Masters completed construction this summer on the new artificial turf of Battle Field thanks to the generous support of General Charles C. Krulak and Richard Yeilding.

Redesigned Website


The new look gives more opportunities to feature student-athletes on the front page.

Photo Galleries

View pictures from the Panthers recent contests and browse the archive.

Winter Is Here...

Strong Core of Returners with Fresh Faces

The Panthers hosted the BSC Indoor Icebreaker at the Birmingham CrossPlex to open the season on December 1. Both the men's and women's teams had several top 20 finishes competing against teams from each NCAA division and the NAIA.

Men Averaging Over 80 Points Per Game

The Panthers opened the season with a 110-97 road win over Belhaven on November 15. Senior Harrison Deneka (right) led the team in points per game the opening week and leads the league in double-doubles and rebounds.

Women Undefeated at Home

BSC won its home opener 73-69 over Covenant College. Sophomore Emilee Olsen (above) dropped a game and career-high 27 points after spending a game-high 38 minutes on the floor.

Swimming and Diving Ranked Nationally

After their last meet of the fall, both the men's and women's teams are one of the top 20 programs in the country.

Key Upcoming Events

Home Games

December 19 vs. Belhaven, 5 p.m.

December 21 vs. Huntingdon, 5 p.m.

Home Games

December 29 vs. Worcester State, 1 p.m.

December 30 vs. Belhaven, 6 p.m.

SAA Home Opener

January 2, 2018

Women vs. Millsaps College, 1 p.m.

Men vs. Millsaps College, 3 p.m.

Indoor Track and Field National Championships

March 9-10, 2018

BSC Co-Hosts the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex

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