Hamrick Selected to Participate in 1999 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference

March 17, 1999


University of Wyoming wrestler Corey Hamrick has been selected by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to participate in the 1999 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference on May 31-June 4 at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.

Hamrick, from Wheatland, Wyo., has been a member of the Cowboy wrestling team for the past four years. Hamrick , who had been a three-year starter, reshirted during the 1998-99 season in anticipation of his senior season in 1999-2000. He will return to the lineup next year at 141-pounds.

"I think this gives people the message that Corey is the epitome of a student-athlete," said Steven Suder, head wrestling coach at the University of Wyoming. "It doesnt really surprise me with Corey, he works hard in everything he does."

Hamrick was selected from a list of 850 nominees from 237 institutions.

"We are very pleased that Corey was selected to represent the University of Wyoming at this leadership conference.," said Barbara Burke, University of Wyoming Senior Womens Administrator. "By being one of 300 student-athletes chosen to participate speaks highly of not only Corey, but what the University of Wyoming means to the NCAA."

The conference participants were selected from NCAA member institutions involved in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, which is a personal development program that focuses on "real life" skills. A special committee made up of CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinators selected each institutions representatives based upon the nominees leadership provided to their peers, their institutions and their community as demonstrated by their desire and ability to be successful citizens outside athletics.

The conference is being supported through the generosity of Entergy Corporation and Disneys Wide World of Sports. It will provide a forum for some of Americas finest student-athletes to gather in an unprecedented fashion to discuss and to explore viable solutions to critical issues facing student-athletes around the country.

Melody Friehauf, from Windsor, Colo., a junior middle blocker on the Cowgirl volleyball team, is the alternate selection for the University of Wyoming.