Published on October 19, 2012 by Mary Wimberley  
Miss Samford 2013

Lauren Hunt, a sophomore journalism and mass communication/public administration double major from Dothan, Ala., was crowned Miss Samford University 2013 Friday, Oct. 19.

Hunt, age 19, will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama scholarship pageant in June.  Her pageant platform is Swim Safe and the American Red Cross. Hunt, daughter of Lisa and Lewis Hunt, also won the swimsuit competition.

Finalists were Ellen Hardy, a junior theatre major from Anniston, Ala., first runner-up; and Katy Flinn, a junior journalism and mass communication major from Carrollton, Ga., second runner-up.  Flinn also received the Spirit of Samford award.

Catherine Thompson, a junior psychology major from Huntsville, Ala., won the talent competition for her vocal performance of "Think of Me" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.


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.