Samford's soccer Bulldogs defeated Vanderbilt University in a dramatic double-overtime win Sept. 13 at the Samford Soccer and Track Stadium. It was Samford's third straight win this season over a team from the Southeastern Conference. Samford posted wins earlier this season over the University of Tennessee and cross-state rival Auburn University.
It is Samford's first outright victory over the Commodores. Samford won a penalty kick shoot-out against Vanderbilt in the first round of the 2005 NCAA playoffs.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.