Samford has two great hosts and guides helping them navigate the tournament this weekend.
Sue Arakas, Southern Conference associate commissioner, is here to represent the conference. She does this every year for the conference, and it's nice to have a seasoned veteran as our "chaperone." Plus, Sue is a genuinely fun person to be around!
Asa Ackerman, a 2010 Samford graduate, is serving as our Auburn athletics department liaison and host. Asa, who was a member of Samford's track and field team, is now on the athetics training/sports medicine staff at Auburn. And, as many Samford women's basketball fans know, he is also the boyfriend of assistant coach Megan Wilderotter. Hopefully, we'll get to see a lot of Asa over the next few days.