Published on June 13, 2016 by Zac Schrieber  
heath quinn

Several members of Samford University’s baseball team were chosen in the recent Major League Baseball summer draft.

All-American Heath Quinn was chosen in the third round by the San Francisco Giants, the second highest draftee in Samford history.

Infielder Alex Lee was drafted by the Atlanta Braves, and infielder Hunter Swilling was selected by the Detroit Tigers.

Samford signee Austin Franklin of Paxton, Florida, was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays.

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.