May 1, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Cowgirl soccer player Katie Groke hasbeen selected to attend the fifth annual NCAA Foundation LeadershipConference, which will be held May 28-June 1, at Disney's Wide World ofSports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Groke, a sophomore from Arvada, Colo., will be one of 300student-athletes to have been chosen for the conference. They wereselected from over 1,000 nominations from NCAA member institutions thatparticipate in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
The mission of the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference is to providea diverse group of the nation's top student-athletes an opportunity toactively participate in challenging and thought-provoking activitiesthat will enable them to become better leaders on their campuses and intheir communities. As a result of participation, the student-athleteswill enhance their communication skills, decision-making andproblem-solving skills, critical thinking and collaborative skills. Theconference also promotes better communication among student-athletes,coaches and administrators, faculty and communities.
This year's conference will focus on topics identified during thenomination process as well as topics recommended by members of theDivisions I, II and III NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees whoserve as an Association-wide voice for the student-athlete issues.
Over 1,300 student-athletes have taken part in the NCAA FoundationLeadership experience. The student-athletes chosen to participate willrepresent all NCAA divisions, 22 different sports and more than 20countries.
Other Wyoming student-athletes that have been selected previously forthis honor are former Cowgirl soccer player Jenny Millard, footballplayers Julian Hooker and Allen Bridgeman, volleyball player AnneStohrer and in wrestling Corey Hamrick.