Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-11-05

Samford University’s 2009 Homecoming Court has been chosen by vote of the members’ respective classes. The court will participate in Homecoming activities this weekend (Nov. 6-8).

Court members are: freshmen Abby Sander of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tanner Fox of Lakeland, Fla.; sophomores Kelly Polo of Peachtree City, Ga., and Grant Willis of Millbrook, Ala.; juniors Amy Allen of Duluth, Ga., and Rich Havard of Gloster, Miss.; and seniors Bee Frederick of Montgomery, Ala.,  Holly Long of Macon, Ga., Josh Perkins of Woodville, Ala., Tai Richardson of Opelika, Ala., Mary Laura Rogan of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and Zack Seanor of Alpharetta, Ga.

The Homecoming queen and honor escort will be chosen from the senior representatives. The court will be introduced at halftime of the Samford football game against Georgia Southern on Saturday. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

Homecoming weekend events include alumni reunion activities and a parade on campus at 11 a.m. on Saturday. James Briscione, a 2001 Samford graduate who has been a repeat champion on the Food Network show Chopped!, will be the grand marshal.

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.