Samford's Brock School of Business Students Excel in the Classroom and on the Gridiron


Two Samford University students from the Brock School of Business have won recognition for their performance on the football field.  Andy Summerlin, a graduate student from Apopka, FL, and Justin Shade, a senior from Birmingham, were honored for their play during Samford’s run to the FCS playoffs this fall.
Summerlin, a fall 2013 MBA graduate with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship, was named the Roy M. “Legs” Hawley Offensive Player of the Year.  Shade, a senior finance major, was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The recognitions came as part of the 2013 Media All-Southern Conference Football Team.   In addition, Justin Shade was named first team All-American by The Sports Network.
“At the Brock School of Business, we are dedicated to seeing our student-athletes excel both in the classroom and in the arena.  With the rigorous academic schedule these two young men handled, it is exciting to see them succeed in athletics as well and to be recognized nationally for their accomplishments on the football field,” said Howard Finch, dean of the Brock School of Business.
About the Brock School of Business: Samford University’s Brock School of Business has a long history of achievements in business education. The university has offered degrees in business and commerce since 1922. In 1965, the School of Business was established to offer both bachelors and masters degrees in business. It was formally named the Brock School in 2007 for Birmingham banker and Samford trustee Harry B. Brock Jr., reflecting his long career in business and his commitment to high quality business and entrepreneurship education. The Brock School of Business holds AACSB Accreditation, the benchmark of quality worldwide and the most widely sought after standard of excellence by U.S. business schools.