Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-11-09

Emily Morris of Memphis, Tenn., was crowned Homecoming Queen at Samford University Saturday, Oct. 29.

Morris, a senior sports medicine and pre-medicine major, was elected by vote of the student body.  She was crowned during halftime ceremonies at Samford's Homecoming football game against Tennessee State University.

Morris is the goalkeeper for the Samford women's soccer team, which recently won its third consecutive regular season Ohio Valley Conference championship. She is a Samford Ambassador and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

The daughter of Cindy and Mark Morris, she is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian High School, Cordova, Tenn.

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.