Published on March 25, 2014 by Zac Schrieber  

If you check the box score after a Samford University men’s basketball game, you will not find Nathaniel Henderson’s name on a stat line. Henderson's name will not appear on the Bulldogs’ roster, either. Yet Henderson made a tremendous impact on Samford’s basketball season without ever getting a minute of playing time. His story is featured in a recent Southern Conference video produced by 2012 Samford graduate Jordan Gotfredson. A former Samford soccer player, Gotfredson is now assistant director of multimedia services for the SoCon.

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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.