Published on June 21, 2017 by Zac Schrieber  
MLBDraft Brasher

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.

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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.