Published on June 26, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University led the Southern Conference, placing 67 student-athletes on the league’s Spring Academic All-Conference team.
Among Samford’s spring sports, women’s outdoor track and field placed 14 members on the team, while women’s indoor track and field had 11 representatives on the squad. Softball had seven players on the squad, while baseball had six. Women’s basketball and women’s golf had five representatives each on the team.

Samford’s 67 student-athletes on the team posted a grade point average of 3.65.

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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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.