Published on April 30, 2014 by Brad Radice 

The Samford University spotlight this week is on research presentations by 134 undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines. Students were presenting posters and oral presentations April 29-May 2 as part of the annual Samford Showcase, the annual event which celebrates undergraduate research from across campus.

Fabian Truss, a senior sports administration major from Moody, Ala., was one of the early presenters. His research focused on the correlation between NCAA rules violations, student-athletes and institutions.

Assisting Truss in his research were fellow senior sports administration majors Zachary Mardis from Scottsboro, Ala. and Matthew Powell from Franklin, Tenn.

The Showcase is coordinated by the Office of the Provost.

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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.