BIRMINGHAM, AL (10/24/2013)(readMedia)-- Samford University releases deans lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

The following area students named to the Dean's List for the spring semester:

Hannah K Holifield of Gulf Breeze. Holifield was a sophomore exercise science major.

Meghan E Lenn of Pace. Lenn was a sophomore pre-pharmacy major.

Samford University is consistently ranked in the top tier of its peer group by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1841, it is the largest private university in Alabama with an all-time high of 4,833 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled this year. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 10 schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford attracts students from around the world and has an extensive global education program. Samford also is consistently recognized nationally as an exceptional value, with top academic programs and affordable tuition and fees. Samford competes in NCAA Division 1 athletics in the historic Southern Conference.