Published on July 20, 2015 by Herb Brooks  
OwenWagoner

Former Samford University track and field student-athlete Owen Wagoner has received a prestigious postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA. Wagoner received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 2014 and plans to pursue a master's degree in information systems management at Carnegie-Mellon University.

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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.