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.
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.