Bryan Crowned Miss Alabama

Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-06-09

 Samford University graduate Anna Laura Bryan was crowned Miss Alabama 2012 Saturday night (June 9). Bryan is a May graduate who earned a degree in interior architecture. She is from Decatur, Ala., and was competing as Miss Hoover.

First runner-up was 2011 Samford alumna Susan Hamm

Bryan continues a long tradition of Samford students and alumnae who have worn the Miss Alabama crown. Deidre Downs Gunn, a 2002 Samford graduate, won the Miss America 2005 crown as Miss Alabama.

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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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.