Published on July 7, 2017 by Joey Mullins  
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The Southern Conference released its academic honor roll for the 2016–17 academic year July 6, and 196 Samford University student-athletes were named to the list.

A total of 44 Samford student-athletes earned the Commissioner’s Medal, which goes to student-athletes with a 3.8 or higher grade point average. Nine Bulldogs earned 4.0 GPAs during the 2016–17 academic year. 

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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.