Published on September 13, 2017 by Joey Mullins
The Samford Athletics Department is now taking nominations for the 2018 class of its newly-formed Hall of Fame.
All nominations received by Oct. 20 will be considered for the 2018 class. Nominees can come from four categories: student-athlete, team, coach or contributor. Student-athletes must be at least five years removed from their playing days at Samford to be considered. Once a nominee is submitted, they will remain under consideration for the Hall of Fame indefinitely.
The Samford Athletics Hall of Fame, which is located on the third floor of the Pete Hanna Center, opened in the spring of 2017 with the induction of its inaugural class. The first class included Walt Barnes (basketball), Lauren Blankenship (track/cross country), Bobby Bowden (football), Wally Burnham (football), Cortland Finnegan (football) and Charlie Owens (tennis).
The 2018 induction ceremony will be Feb. 17.
Submit a nomination
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.