Published on June 13, 2016 by Zac Schrieber
Several members of Samford University’s baseball team were chosen in the recent Major League Baseball summer draft.
All-American Heath Quinn was chosen in the third round by the San Francisco Giants, the second highest draftee in Samford history.
Infielder Alex Lee was drafted by the Atlanta Braves, and infielder Hunter Swilling was selected by the Detroit Tigers.
Samford signee Austin Franklin of Paxton, Florida, was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays.
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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.