Published on January 25, 2016 by Joey Mullins  
Academic All Conference
Samford University placed 27 student-athletes on the Southern Conference’s fall Academic All-Conference team, released recently by the league.
Among Samford’s fall sports, soccer has the most representatives on the team with 10. The football and volleyball teams placed six members each on the team.
As a league, the eight football teams led the way with 80 Academic All-Conference selections, while the 10 women’s soccer schools were second with 73 and the nine volleyball programs were third with 48.
Samford’s 27 student-athletes on the team posted an average grade point average of 3.55.
To be eligible for the team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA entering the fall season and are required to compete in at least one-half of their teams’ competitions during the recently concluded fall campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
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.