SAA News Headlines

  • Giacomazzi named a 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove recipient
    August 17, 2017
    ATLANTA (Aug. 17, 2017) – Rhodes rising sophomore baseball student-athlete Paul Giacomazzi has been named a 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove recipient the ABCA released.
  • Centre women’s soccer team ranks 18th in NSCAA Division III Preseason Poll
    August 10, 2017
    ATLANTA (Aug. 10, 2017) – The Centre women’s soccer team is ranked 18th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national NCAA Division III preseason poll the NSCAA released, Thursday.
  • Concordia Wisconsin joins the SAA as an affiliated Field Hockey member
    July 19, 2017
    ATLANTA (July 19, 2017) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced that Concordia University Wisconsin will join the conference as an affiliated field hockey member beginning with the 2017 season.
  • Winter And Spring All-Academic Honor Roll Announced
    June 30, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA announced its Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll today for the 2017 spring term and a total of 1,033 student-athletes made the list. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the term and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
  • Clayton Felts Named SAA Assistant Commissioner
    June 26, 2017
    ATLANTA (June 26, 2017) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) announced the hiring of Clayton Felts to serve as the Assistant Commissioner for the conference beginning in July.
  • Lourie Of Lynx, White Of Panthers Among Handful Of D-III Players Selected In MLB Draft
    June 14, 2017
    ATLANTA - The 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft was held last week and Jackson Lourie of Rhodes and Preston White of Birmingham-Southern comprised two of a dozen Division III players selected by major league teams.
  • Gray Stanton Of Hendrix Named SAA Man Of The Year
    May 22, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA announced the 2016-17 SAA Man and Woman of the Year presented by Summit Management Corporation and Gray Stanton of Hendrix and Mason Paas of Centre each won SAA Man of the Year honors while Rhodes' Mackenzie Cohen claimed SAA Woman of the Year status.
  • Rhodes' Mackenzie Cohen Named SAA Woman Of The Year
    May 22, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA announced the 2016-17 SAA Man and Woman of the Year presented by Summit Management Corporation and Gray Stanton of Hendrix and Mason Paas of Centre each won SAA Man of the Year honors while Rhodes' Mackenzie Cohen claimed SAA Woman of the Year status.
  • Centre's Mason Paas Named SAA Man Of The Year
    May 22, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA announced the 2016-17 SAA Man and Woman of the Year presented by Summit Management Corporation and Gray Stanton of Hendrix and Mason Paas of Centre each won SAA Man of the Year honors while Rhodes' Mackenzie Cohen claimed SAA Woman of the Year status.
  • Lynx Go Back To Back & Claim 3rd NCAA Women's Golf Title
    May 12, 2017
    HOUSTON, Texas (via Rhodes sports info) - For the second consecutive year and the third time in the last four seasons, the Rhodes College women's golf team has claimed the National Championship, holding off George Fox by two strokes to claim the title at Bay Oaks Country Club.
  • Spring All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    May 09, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA announced the 2017 Spring Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams and 79 student-athletes among the league’s eight full-time members received recognition. Formed in 2011, the SAA places a special emphasis on good sportsmanship and fair play among all competitors.
  • Lynx Rally To Upset BSC For Baseball Crown
    May 07, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM - The Rhodes baseball team won back-to-back games on Sunday afternoon to upset top seed Birmingham Southern and win the 2017 SAA Baseball title. The Lynx rallied to win game two 11-8 before hanging on to win game three, 4-3 to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Millsaps' Marti-Vertiz Leads Men's Tennis Postseason Award Winners
    May 04, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA announced the 2017 Men’s Tennis All-Conference award winners on Thursday and Millsaps’ Diego Marti-Vertiz captured the top honor of Player of the Year. The Newcomer of the Year went to Ricky Chatterjee of Rhodes and Millsaps’ head coach Jason Box was declared Coach of the Year by his peers.
  • Men's Track & Field Postseason Award Winners Announced
    May 04, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA announced the 2017 Men's Track & Field All-Conference award winners and, after voting by the league's head coaches, Jamal Watkins of Birmingham-Southern captured his second straight Track Athlete of the Year honor. Renn Eason also captured his second straight Field Athlete of the Year award and Zech Montogmery of Hendrix earned Newcomer of the Year status. Kenneth Cox of Birmingham-Southern earned his second consecutive SAA Coach of the Year nod from his voting peers.
  • Women's Tennis All-Conference Award Winners Headlined By Panthers' Petro
    May 04, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA released the 2017 Women’s Tennis postseason award winners on Thursday and, after voting by the league head coaches, Carlee Petro of Birmingham-Southern claimed Player of the Year honors. Sewanee’s Ellie Czura captured Newcomer of the Year while Centre’s Currie Martin earned the Coach of the Year nod from his peers.
  • All-Conference Winners For Women's T&F Released
    May 04, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA announced the 2017 Women's Track & Field All-Conference award winners and, after voting among the league's head coaches, Annie Rodenfels of Centre and Genesis Leggett of Berry captured Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Kayla Trice of Oglethorpe won Newcomer of the Year while Rhodes’ Robert Shankman was named Coach of the Year after delivering the Lynx’ fifth straight SAA title.
  • BSC Set To Host Rhodes For Baseball Championhip
    May 02, 2017
    ATLANTA - After a rain-soaked weekend, top seed Birmingham-Southern and 2-seed Rhodes emerged to set up a showdown in Birmingham this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 6 - 7.
  • All-Conference Award Winners In Men's Lacrosse Announced
    May 02, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA released the 2017 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference award winners on Tuesday and Offensive Player of the Year went to Berry’s Quentin Johnson while Centre’s Jake Marfise captured the Defensive Player of the Year honor. Newcomer of the Year was claimed by James Margraff of Rhodes while his Lynx head coach Dave Zazzaro collected his second consecutive Coach of the Year award.
  • Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Award Winners Released
    May 02, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA announced the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference award winners on Tuesday and, following voting by the league head coaches, Centre’s Hannah Bellamah claimed Offensive Player of the Year while Sewanee’s Brianna Young collected the Defensive Player of the Year award. Claire Voltarel of Berry won Newcomer of the Year status and first-year head coach Shawna Block of Oglethorpe was named Coach of the Year by her peers.
  • Weather Wreaks Havoc On Baseball Tournament
    April 30, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM / MEMPHIS - The 2017 SAA Baseball Tournament saw much of Saturday and Sunday's action wiped out by rain and cause alterations to the schedule.
  • Tigers Tame Lynx For Third Men's Lax Title In A Row
    April 30, 2017
    MEMPHIS - Sewanee topped Rhodes 8-7 in a tight men's lacrosse championship match on Sunday that came down to the final seconds. With the victory, the Tigers secured their third straight SAA title and fifth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Berry Claims Third Straight Softball Championship
    April 30, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - The Berry softball team won the 2017 SAA Softball title on Sunday afternoon by topping Millsaps, 4-2. The victory gives the Vikings their third straight SAA championship.
  • Rhodes Captures Third Consecutive Women's Lacrosse Title
    April 30, 2017
    MEMPHIS - The Rhodes women's lacrosse team completed a perfect season on Sunday by topping Berry 21-9 to win their third straight SAA Women's Lacrosse title.
  • Baseball, Softball & Lacrosse Championships Take Center Stage
    April 28, 2017
    ATLANTA - The 2017 SAA Spring Sports Championships season turned to week three on Friday with baseball quarterfinal and men's lacrosse semifinal action.
  • Baseball All-Conference Award Winners Announced
    April 28, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA released the 2017 Baseball All-Conference award winners on Friday prior to the start of the postseason tournament and Player of the Year was captured by Berry’s Alfred Francis while Stephen Himic of Birmingham-Southern claimed Pitcher of the Year. Newcomer of the Year status went to Colin Brown of Hendrix and Jan Weisberg of Birmingham-Southern was named Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season by his peers.
  • Final Weekly Baseball Awards Won By Lillard, Glauben
    April 24, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA announced the final baseball Players of the Week for the spring 2017 season and Matthew Lillard of Hendrix claimed Player of the Week after putting on a clinic at the dish. On the mound, none could top Rhodes' Blake Glauben who tossed his first career no-hitter en route to the Lynx clinching the No. 2 seed in the SAA Tournament.
  • Panthers At Top Of Baseball Tournament Bracket
    April 23, 2017
    ATLANTA - The regular season came to a close on Sunday afternoon and national No. 3 Birmingham-Southern is on top of the bracket as the 2017 SAA Baseball Tournament gets set to start next Friday. As the SAA 2-seed, Rhodes will hosting in Memphis, as well.
  • Lynx Men's Golf Holds Off Strong Field For First Title; All-Conference Winners Established
    April 23, 2017
    MAUMELLE, Ark. - The Rhodes College men's golf team held off the field throughout the entire final round to claim their first Southern Athletic Association Championship and their first conference championship since 2007.
  • Sewanee Maintains Men's Tennis Dominance With 5th Straight Crown
    April 23, 2017
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK - The Sewanee's men's tennis team maintained their spot atop the SAA men's tennis pecking order on Sunday by claiming their fifth straight league title with a 5-1 victory over Millsaps.
  • Tigers Capture 1st Women's Golf Crown, All-Conference Winners Announced
    April 23, 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Led by co-medalist honoree Meghan Symonds, the No. 30 ranked Sewanee women's golf team won its first-ever SAA Championship, Sunday.
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