October 10, 2012

Westmoreland, McKinney to Represent Islanders at NCAA Leadership Forum

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas A&M – Corpus Christi tennis player Matt Westmoreland and softball player Meagan McKinney have been chosen to attend the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum on Nov. 1-4 in Dallas. The duo will represent the Island University along with Senior Scholastic Coordinator Kayleigh McCauley.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Meagan and Matt," McCauley said. "Having representatives from among our student-athlete population at the forum will be a major asset for the Islanders and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. I think they will bring back some great lessons for all of our student-athletes."

The Leadership Forum engages a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators and provides pertinent and customized sessions that will enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to impact student-athlete development at the campus and conference level, and beyond the collegiate realm.

In 2002, the NCAA began regionally based Leadership Conferences for Division I, II and III student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Division I, II and III student-athletes, coaches and administrators met regionally to discuss issues and information impacting the student-athlete experience. Since the fall of 2010, the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum (Leadership Forum) has combined Divisions I, II and III participants into a single forum at one site on the same weekend.

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