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Mention All-South Region by the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Haywood also earned CoSIDA Academic All-Region
and Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America
honors. As a whole, the team received the NSCAA
Team Academic Award for the sixth straight year with
a team grade-point average of 3.38.
Women’s soccer posts
The 26 members of the team, including nine
freshmen, accomplished feats unprecedented in BSC
women’s soccer history. The team garnered a 12-6-1
record and was SAA regular season tri-champions
with a 6-1 record, tying with Centre College and
Rhodes College. Seven players earned SAA All-
Conference honors: juniors Amanda Babbin and
Bailey Kimbell were selected for the first team, while
freshman Jessie Sperry garnered second team honors.
Additionally, senior Melissa Sweeney, juniors
Richelle Byrd and M’Kayl Lewis, and freshman
Avery Newcomb were given Honorable Mention.
Kimbell has been named Women’s College Division
Scholar Honorable Mention All-South Region by
the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
(NSCAA). The team received the NSCAA Team
Academic Award for the fifth straight year and 10th
overall with a team grade-point average of 3.36.
Men’s and women’s cross country
improve in meets
Senior Robert Willett placed second overall to earn
First-Team All-Conference honors at the inaugural
SAA Cross Country Championship at Choctaw Trails
in Clinton, Miss. The BSC men finished fourth,
while the women were sixth. Willett, who later
finished 17th at the NCAA South Regional to garner
All-Region laurels, ran the 8K course with a time
of 25:09.5—just three seconds behind conference
champion John Kieffe of Centre. For the women,
freshman Kelsey Holdbrooks was the top BSC
finisher at 16th with a 5K time of 23:59.68.
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Senior members of the 2012 SAA championship football team, led by Head Coach Eddie Garfinkle.