Nelson Becomes Samford’s First NCAA Division I National Champion

Published on March 12, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University track and field standout Karisa Nelson made history at the NCAA indoor track and field championships, winning the mile and becoming the university’s first-ever NCAA Division 1 athletics national champion.

Her victory capped a historic indoor season for the women’s track and field team, which won the Southern Conference championship and finished 21st in the nation.

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