Three Samford Bulldogs Selected in 2017 Major League Baseball Draft
Samford University’s baseball program boasted three players selected in the recent 2017 Major League Baseball draft, as a school-record number of drafted players continued to grow under the tutelage of Head Coach Casey Dunn.
Samford’s Jared Brasher was drafted in the eighth round by the Washington Nationals, while Kevin Williams Jr. was taken in the 13th round by the Los Angeles Angels,and T.J. Dixon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the first pick in the 24th round.
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.