Published on March 5, 2012 by Philip Poole 

The Samford Bulldogs women's basketball team defeated Appalachian State Monday (March 5) 54-43 to claim their second straight Southern Conference championship. Full game reports will be posted shortly at

The Bulldogs will represent the SoCon in the NCAA tournament.

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.