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.

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.