Published on October 28, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
AWSM is 1,000-member national nonprofit organization

Samford’s chapter of the Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM) continues to encourage female students who are interested in careers in the field.

Since 2017, the chapter has extended the mission of a 1,000-member national nonprofit organization that promotes increased diversity in sports media through career-enhancement networking, mentoring initiatives and an internship and scholarship program.

This semester, two speakers have brought their expertise to Samford in support of the organization's aims. Former World Wrestling Entertainment broadcaster Renee Young and reporter and AWSM alumna Giana Han met with students online to describe their professional paths and offer encouragement.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.