As our student-athletes prepare to play today (3:00 p.m. CST, live via television on SportSouth, radio on WVSU 91.1 FM, and the Internet at in the final game of the women's basketball championship for the Southern Conference, here is a recent message from Pam London, the mother of SoCon Player of the Year, Emily London: 


"Em has had a great experience at Samford, both in basketball and in the classroom. Ron and I could not have asked that her college days be any better. Being seven hours away from her was quite an adjustment; however, Coach Morris and the Samford family made it tolerable because we felt that she was being taken care of. Emily had other opportunities, but I am so thankful that Mike Morris was the one to coach her for four years. I have the highest regard for him as a man, a coach, and as a role model. If I could talk to the parents of potential recruits, he would get them all! He takes a personal interest in all of his players, he disciplines with love, and he teaches them to be responsible adults! We will continue to support Samford because we feel that we are a part of that family and women's basketball will always be a priority." 


The world is better because of Samford's nurturing environment. 


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.