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.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.