Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-22

Samford University's 2008 Homecoming Court has been chosen by vote of the members' respective classes. They will participate in Homecoming Weekend activities this weekend (Oct. 24-26).

Court members and their hometowns are: freshmen Mary Evelyn Todd of Hoover and Lars Larson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sophomores Maggie Cravens of Washington, Ga., and Tyler Mathews of Springville; juniors Tai Richardson of Opelika and Ben Telfair of Tallahassee, Fla.; and seniors Rocky Alling of Birmingham, Emily Gettys of Alexander City, Billy Gunter of Pelham, Caroline Johnson of Cordova, Tenn., Susan Macfarland of Winnetka, Ill., and Nathan Troost of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

The Homecoming queen and honor escort will be chosen from the senior representatives. They will be introduced at halftime of the Samford football game against The Citadel on Saturday. Kickoff is 2 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

Numerous Homecoming events will take place through Sunday, including a parade on campus at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Miss Alabama Amanda Tapley, who represented the school as Miss Samford in the state pageant, will be the parade's grand marshal.

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.