Published on June 26, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University led the Southern Conference, placing 67 student-athletes on the league’s Spring Academic All-Conference team.
Among Samford’s spring sports, women’s outdoor track and field placed 14 members on the team, while women’s indoor track and field had 11 representatives on the squad. Softball had seven players on the squad, while baseball had six. Women’s basketball and women’s golf had five representatives each on the team.

Samford’s 67 student-athletes on the team posted a grade point average of 3.65.

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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. 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.