Published on February 21, 2022 by Sara Roman  

Samford University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders was named Scholar’s Bowl Champions in the inaugural Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama’s (SHAA) Quest for the Cup, an intercollegiate scholar’s bowl held during the Annual SHAA Convention, Feb. 17.

The Quest was designed to assist graduate students in maximizing their preparation for the national exam, Praxis. Teams from Samford University, University of Alabama and University of Montevallo participated in the competition.

“The entire faculty is very proud of the team for their demonstration of knowledge and sportsmanship,” said Carol Koch, professor, speech language pathology program director and Quest team sponsor. “We are so pleased with this demonstration of their exam preparation, and we look forward to seeing them achieve outstanding Praxis exam results.”

The speech language pathology program boasts a nearly 99% four-year average Praxis pass rate and a 100% four-year average employment rate.

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.