Sam Stovall '77 Recognized by NCAA

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sam Stovall
Left to right: Stovall kicking in a 1974 game; Stovall’s kicking shoe, now on display in the Memorial Hall lobby; and Stovall at the 2013 Muhlenberg College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
As part of the celebration of the 40th year of Division III, the NCAA ran a series titled “40-In-40” during the recently completed school year.

The series showed how individuals ranging from the current White House chief of staff to an Oscar-winning film producer to three prominent woman broadcasters followed their passions and discovered their potential during their time on Division III campuses.

The featured individuals provided only a small sampling of the achievements of former Division III student-athletes, in a wide variety of professions and avocations.

Among the athletes considered for the series was Muhlenberg graduate Sam Stovall ’77, a former football and track star who is the chief equity strategist at Standard and Poor’s and author of three books on investing.

Click here for the page where Stovall is listed among other Division III standouts.

Following is a list of Stovall’s accomplishments:

undergraduate accomplishments
• four-year letterwinner as a kicker in football
• first-team All-MAC South in 1976
• set school records (since broken) for PATs made (78), consecutive PATs made (30), PAT percentage (.940) and points scored by kicking (111)
• was a perfect 29-for-29 on extra points as a senior
• four-year letterwinner as a javelin thrower in track
• team co-captain as a senior
• won javelin in seven dual meets in his last two seasons
• inducted into Muhlenberg College Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2013
• Tau Kappa Epsilon brother

postgraduate accomplishments
• Chief Equity Strategist at Standard & Poor’s/S&P Capital IQ since 1989
• analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P’s outlooks for the economy, market, sectors and stocks
• appears regularly in the financial media (TV, radio and print)
• author of three books (The S&P Guide to Sector Investing, 1995, Sector Investing, 1996, and The Seven Rules of Wall Street, 2009)
• author of “Stovall’s Sector Watch,” weekly reports on sector-investing trends and strategies
• named “Investment Guru of the year” by in 2007
• received MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business

• volunteer presenter/educator for two financial literacy organizations: W!SE (Working in Support of Education) and the SIFMA Foundation’s “Stock Market Game”
• speaks frequently at schools throughout New York City, as well as at such ceremonial venues as the NYSE, encouraging students and teachers on the importance of investing
• member of the Lifetime Giving Society, recognizing donors who have made cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more to the College
• served on Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees and Board of Observers
• speaks to students or alumni groups whenever asked and has hired interns and full-time staffers from Muhlenberg