Published on July 30, 2015 by Joey Mullins
The Samford Athletics Department announced the formation of the S-Club, the Official Letterwinners’ Club of Samford Athletics, Friday morning.
Director of Athletics Martin Newton, who played basketball for Samford in the early 1980s, said he is excited about the formation of the S-Club.
“Some of my fondest memories and relationships are with former teammates from my time here at Samford,” Newton said. “The primary purpose of the S-Club is to connect former Bulldog student-athletes with each other, as well as with Samford. If you are a former student-athlete, then you are automatically a member of the S-Club.”
The S-Club will be under the umbrella of the Bulldog Club, the fundraising division of Samford Athletics. The group will hold regular events to help connect former student-athletes.
The S-Club will hold its first event at Samford’s Homecoming football game against Clark-Atlanta on Nov. 7, 2015. Every former student-athlete should receive an e-mail informing them of the formation of the S-Club and the Homecoming event. If you are a former student-athlete and did not receive an e-mail, click on the Update Your Information tab below. The event will feature an exclusive tailgate on Samford’s Quad for members and their families, as well as in-game hospitality and recognition.
As a part of Newton’s long-term commitment to the S-Club, he has appointed Chris Hicks, a former Samford student-athlete, who played on the football team from 2003-2006 to run the organization. For more information on the S-Club, please contact Chris Hicks by phone at 205-726-4376 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members can register for the Homecoming event below.
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.