Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-11-09

Emily Morris of Memphis, Tenn., was crowned Homecoming Queen at Samford University Saturday, Oct. 29.

Morris, a senior sports medicine and pre-medicine major, was elected by vote of the student body.  She was crowned during halftime ceremonies at Samford's Homecoming football game against Tennessee State University.

Morris is the goalkeeper for the Samford women's soccer team, which recently won its third consecutive regular season Ohio Valley Conference championship. She is a Samford Ambassador and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

The daughter of Cindy and Mark Morris, she is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian High School, Cordova, Tenn.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.