".Samford's soccer, football and volleyball teams emerged from their
first season of Ohio Valley Conference
[OVC] competition with a stunning collection of conference honors and school
Samford's soccer, football and volleyball teams emerged from their first
season of Ohio Valley Conference [OVC] competition with a stunning collection
of conference honors and school records.
- 12-4-5 record
- OVC Regular Season Champions (Samford's first OVC Championship)
- Best winning percentage in school history
- Coach Todd Yelton was named OVC Coach of the Year.
- Kim Matthews was named OVC Freshman of the Year and 1st Team All-OVC.
- Crystal Royall, Lindsay Shanks, Sara Gieger, Marian Wagner and
Kelly Christoffer were selected for the OVC All-Conference second team.
- Sharon Young and Heidi Kearns were selected for the OVC All-Conference
- 7-4 record
- Third place in OVC
- Head Coach Bill Gray was named Coach of the Year.
- Junior wide receiver Efrem Hill was named the conference's Offensive
Player of the Year, and broke OVC and Samford records for most receptions
in a season and most touchdown catches in a season.
- Sophomore safety Cortland Finnegan was named OVC Defensive Player
of the Year after leading the league in tackles per game. Finnegan
was third in the conference in passes defended with 11, and he tied
for the team lead with three interceptions on the season.
- Junior quarterback Ray Nelson will join Hill and Finnegan on the
OVC All-Conference first team. Nelson led the OVC in passing yards
per game and total offense, and his total passing yards set a new Samford
single-season record .
- Defensive lineman Darold Williams was selected for the OVC All-Conference
- 13-17 record
- Seventh place in OVC
- Alyssa Whitehead was chosen for the OVC All-Conference second team.
- Hilary Gary and Whitehead became the first Samford teammates to
have 400 kills in the same season.
- Krista Kettering set the Samford record for most career assists.
- Stefanie Pickett set the Samford record for most career block assists.
For more information about these Samford sports and many more, visit
the official Web site of Samford University athletics at the link below.
Samford Honors Alabama Ministers of the Year
"...Ministers are an important part of who Samford is, not just as
students but those in field who support our university..."
Inice Tarrant Recalls Times at East Lake Campus
"...A picture of us studying under the oak was taken, and when my
folks saw it they were surprised that I was sitting on the ground and he was
there next to me. Shocking for those 1947-48 days!..."
Samford Teams Take Top OVC Honors
".Samford's soccer, football and volleyball teams emerged from their first season
of Ohio Valley Conference [OVC] competition with a stunning collection of conference
honors and school records."
Samford Invites All to View Star of Bethlehem
"...At 7 p.m. on December 11, 12, 15, 18, and 19, the Samford University planetarium
will present a multimedia video production that examines all aspects of this
powerful Christian symbol..."
Samford Seeks Alumni of the Year Nominations
".Nominees should be graduates who have distinguished
themselves in service in their community and to Samford. They also
must have shown support to the University through their personal
involvement and financial contributions."