The Alabama baseball team’s game with Auburn in Montgomery was postponed until Wednesday, but defeated the Tigers 4-3.
The big football news was the 10-second, Saban Rule will note be voted on Thursday. Check out football coach Nick Saban’s comments in my previous blog.
Former women’s golfer Martha (Jones) Lang, a Decatur resident, will be honored as the Crimson Tide’s SEC Legend on Thursday during halftime of the Tide’s 5 p.m. women’s basketball game at the SEC tournament in Duluth, Ga.
Lang played in the AIAW National Championship all four years of her career. She earned AIAW All-America honors in 1975 as a senior after finishing third at the AIAW Championship and helping Alabama finish seventh in the program’s first season as a varsity sport.
Former Alabama standout Ozzie Newsome was elected to the national prep hall of fame. Read more.
Seven men and three women track athletes qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. The Crimson Tide athletes will compete in 11 events led by SEC men’s 60-meter dash champion Diondre Batson, who has been approved for entry in both the 60 and 200-meter dashes. SEC men’s triple jump champion Jeremiah Green and SEC men’s weight throw champion Charodd Richardson also earned entry in their events.
Joining them will be Elias Hakansson in the men’s weight throw, Jacopo Lahbi in the men’s 800 meters, Kamal Fuller in the men’s long jump, Kyle Felpel in the men’s shot put, Remona Burchell in the women’s 60-meter dash, Yanique Malcolm in the women’s 800 meters and Alexis Paine in the women’s pole vault.
The women’s swimming and diving team will send its largest contingent in more than a decade to NCAA Championships with seven athletes headed to the March 20-22 event in Minneapolis.
Juniors Kaylin Burchell and Kristel Vourna will both be making their third trip to the NCAA Championships. Vourna, who redshirted last season, earned All-American honors in 2012.
Burchell will swim the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 and 400 medley relays, while Vourna will swim the 100 butterfly and both medley relays and the 200 freestyle relay. Freshman Bridget Blood will make her first appearance at the NCAA Championships, earning spots in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.
Senior Stephanie Kinsey will swim on the 200 and 400 medley relays as well as the 200 freestyle relays. Sophomore Justine Panian will swim the 200 medley and freestyle relays, while Emma Saunders will swim the 400 medley relay. Freshman Bailey Scott rounds out the Tide’s NCAA roster with a spot on the 200 freestyle relay.