Published on August 8, 2017 by Philip Poole  
Track 2017

Four Samford University track and field athletes were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their academic exploits as the Bulldogs’ Emma Garner, Arsène Guillorel, Selena Popp and Courtney Prengaman were named All-Academic Scholar Athletes of the Year.

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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.