Published on July 7, 2017 by Joey Mullins  
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The Southern Conference released its academic honor roll for the 2016–17 academic year July 6, and 196 Samford University student-athletes were named to the list.

A total of 44 Samford student-athletes earned the Commissioner’s Medal, which goes to student-athletes with a 3.8 or higher grade point average. Nine Bulldogs earned 4.0 GPAs during the 2016–17 academic year. 

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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 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 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.