Friday, November 28, 2008

DU Looks to Send Athlete to Leadership Conference

Every year the NCAA sponsors a leadership conference for a selected few NCAA athletes. This year DU is taking a shot at sending one of our athletes to the conference held in Orlando, Florida in May.

According to one of the student-athletes applying, woman's basketball player Melanie Bonifacio , there are four Dominican student-athletes applying. Dominican will then send one to Florida if accepted into the program.

The 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference will take place May 24 - 27 in Walt Disney World.

According to the NCAA website the Conference "provides NCAA student-athletes with a forum to openly discuss issues that may affect them on their campuses and in their communities, while also providing them with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills."

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  1. This might be an NCAA thing, but I think two athletes should be sent. One male. One female. There are different issues for guys as there are for chicks.

  2. yea it is an NCAA thing...already about 700 students attend the conference with only one student per school. It would be an excessive amount of people if two athletes from each school were choosen.