Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-10-15


Sarah Kathryn Sharp, a junior family studies major from Vestavia Hills, Ala., was crowned Miss Samford University 2012 Saturday, Oct. 15.

Sharp, age 20, will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama scholarship pageant in June.  Her pageant platform is Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, which focuses on an autonomic nervous system disorder.

Sharp also won the talent competition for her bass clarinet performance of “Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk, and the Miss Congeniality award.  The Vestavia Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Sally and Allen Sharp.

Pageant finalists were Liz Zegler, a sophomore nursing major from Cottondale, Ala., first runner-up; and Christina Myers, a senior sports medicine major from Wetumpka, Ala., second runner up. Myers also won the lifestyle and fitness award.

Rebekah Harris, a sophomore education major from Cullman, Ala., won the Spirit of Samford award.


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.