Samford’s Karisa Nelson Named SoCon Female Athlete of the Year

Published on May 30, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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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.

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Outdoor championship

National championship

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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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.