Posted by Philip Poole on 2009-02-16
Pi Kappa Phi men's fraternity took the coveted Sweepstakes Award in Samford University's 2009 Step Sing Feb. 14-16. Their act was "Open for Business."
First runner-up was former Sweepstakes Award winner Dudes-a-Plenty, an all-male group that gets together just for Step Sing. The 2009 act was "The Show."
Independent Ladies took second runner-up with "Home Alone." The group also organizes just for Step Sing and is a former Sweepstakes Award winner.
Step Sing is an annual student-organized competition that includes music, choreography and costume. It is considered one of Samford's most cherished traditions, dating from 1951.
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.