Published on February 19, 2018  

Last week Martin Newton, our Athletic Director, forwarded this message he received from Mercer’s Director of Sports Medicine:

I would like to express sincere gratitude to the sports medicine staff of Samford University. We had an emergency yesterday with our athletic trainer for basketball two hours before the team was to arrive to the arena.  I contacted Matt Price and Brandon Evans and they assisted me with providing coverage and handling the needs of our team while I was in transit to Birmingham.  Matt Price went to Grandview Hospital and checked on my athletic trainer and updated me on his status.  Brandon Evans assured me that everything would be handled and it was. He and another staff member greeted me when I arrived and asked if I needed any other accommodations.  We are all fierce competitors but the class and sportsmanship offered by your sports medicine staff was exemplary as they went above and beyond the call of duty.  I greatly appreciated their help and support.

The world is better because the Samford spirit rises above partisanship (except during regulation play).

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.