Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-02-20

Independent Ladies won the Sweepstakes Award for their "We Stick Together--A Story of Shadows" show in Samford University's 2006 Step Sing competition.

The three-night student-produced song and dance competition concluded Saturday, Feb. 18.

Dudes-A-Plenty, a men's group, took first runner-up honors for their show entitled "The Man and the Machine." Zeta Tau Alpha sorority was named second runner-up for "Spice Up Your Life."

Awards for excellence in various categories went to: Dudes-A-Plenty, theme; Independent Ladies, choreography and music.

Participants Choice award winners, voted by Step Sing participants were: Sigma Chi, best music; Zeta Tau Alpha, best choreography; Phi Mu, best costume; and Pi Kappa Phi, best overall.

Alpha Omicron Pi sorority won the Community Service Award for raising the most money for this year's Step Sing Philanthropy. Donations will go to Student Ministries' missions scholarship program.

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.