Katelin Jackson To Represent WSU At NCAA Conference

May 21, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman soccer player Katelin Jackson has been selected by the NCAA to represent Washington State University at the fifth annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference May 28-June 1 at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex and Coronado Springs Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

One of 300 student-athletes selected to attend the conference, Jackson was chosen from a pool of 1,084 nominations from 286 institutions. Participants were chosen on the basis of their demonstrated leadership skills and desire to lead. These qualities were identified through the nominee's community service, leadership, academic achievements, athletic participation, personal statements, and the ability to develop a self-directed project. Sophomore volleyball player Holly Harris was chosen as an alternate. Sophomore Garrett Alwert (baseball) and freshman Tali Ena (football) were also nominated by WSU.

Jackson, a 5-foot-11 defender/midfielder from Vancouver, Wash., played in 13 games last year, which included two starts in the regular season finale win over Washington and the NCAA Tournament contest versus Montana.

The mission of the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference is to provide a diverse group of the nation's top student-athletes an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills on campus and in the community. The conference enhances communication, problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative skills.

The 2001 conference will focus on topics recommended by the Division I, II and III Student-Athlete Advisory Committees, which serve as Association-wide voices for student-athlete issues.

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