Published on December 11, 2017 by Joey Mullins  
HOF 2017

Samford University Athletics has announced members of the second class of the school's Athletics Hall of Fame.
 
Included in the 2018 class will be the 1998-99 men's basketball team, the first full team to be inducted into the hall of fame. The 1998-99 team is joined in the class by former football, basketball and baseball player and coach Billy Bancroft, basketball star Craig Beard, football standout Jimbo Fisher, baseball star Michael Marseco and soccer standout Alyssa Whitehead.

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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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.