Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-05-07

Two Samford University students are this year's recipients of the Bernice Finger Award as the two most outstanding health, physical education, recreation and dance students in Alabama. The Finger awards are given each year by the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) to two outstanding future professionals.

    Samford seniors Sarah Fletcher of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Tyler Davis of Elkhart, Ind., were recognized at the Spring ASAHPERD meeting.

    Selection is based on academic achievement and service to the student's university and community.

    The Finger Award honors the late Dr. Bernice Finger, longtime professor at the University of Montevallo.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.