Published on July 12, 2017 by Philip Poole  
Tennis Rahim Esmail

The Samford Bulldogs men’s tennis team has won the Community Service Award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Bulldogs won the award for the Southern Region.
The Samford men’s tennis team was extremely active in community service during the 2016–17 academic year. Projects included the inaugural Samford University Men’s Tennis Team Youth Outreach Program. The team raised more than $7,000 to go to inner-city and underprivileged elementary school kids who don’t necessarily get the opportunity to participate in organized sports.

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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.