will represent NKU this spring
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky.
- Northern Kentucky University basketball player Mark Hawkins has
been selected as a representative for the 2006 NCAA Leadership Conference,
which will be held May 28 through June 1 at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Hawkins was one of 1,319
student-athletes who were nominated for the position. From the list
of institutions that met all of the established guidelines and representatives
from the Division I, II and III national Student-Athlete Advisory
Committees, a total of 352 student-athletes were selected to participate
in the 2006 NCAA Leadership Conference.
Hawkins, a sophomore
guard and a graduate of Finneytown High School, averaged 5.7 points
per game last season. He ranked second on the team with 3-pointers
made with 38 and hit 78.3 percent of his free throws.
The 352 student-athlete
representatives will meet at Disney’s Yacht Beach Club Resort
in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NCAA Leadership 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.
The leadership conference
also promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches,
administrators, faculty and communities. The five-day leadership
conference consists of daily exercises and activities to help the
student-athletes develop as individuals and as contributing members
to a group.
The conference is an
outreach of the successful CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.