Published on May 30, 2017 by Philip Poole
Samford University’s Karisa Nelson has been named the Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year. The announcement was made May 30 during the conference’s annual meeting.
Nelson is a junior biochemistry major from Brewton, Alabama.
She won the NCAA indoor track and field championship in the mile earlier this year and has qualified for the NCAA outdoor championship in the 1,500-meter race.
About Samford University—Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.