Published on October 27, 2015 by Philip Poole  
Soccer Socon Champs 15

Samford University's soccer Bulldogs won their second straight Southern Conference regular season championship Oct. 23 with a thrilling 1-0 victory over East Tennessee State University. The Bulldogs will open conference tournament play Oct. 31 with a home match against the winner of the Oct. 28 opening round match between the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and Virginia Military Institute.

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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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.