Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-10-11


A new Miss Samford University will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 15. Six contestants will compete in the 7 p.m. pageant in Wright Center Concert Hall. The winner will represent the university in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.

Competition categories include talent, evening wear, swimsuit and on-stage questions.  Individual interviews will be held earlier in the day.

Contestants are Ellen Hardy, a sophomore theatre major from Anniston, Ala.; Rebekah Harris, a sophomore education major from Crane Hill, Ala.; Kristyn Jones, a senior biology major from Pelham, Ala.;  Christi Myers, a senior sports medicine major from Wetumpka, Ala.; Sarah Kathryn Sharp, a sophomore family studies major from Vestavia Hills, Ala.; and Liz Zegler, a sophomore nursing major from Cottondale, Ala.

Student directors of the pageant are Karlie Calhoun, Jane Alice Moore and Weathers Veazey.

Admission is $15 adults and $10 students.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. For information, call (205) 726-2276.


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.