OSU's Courtney Carter Tabbed For NCAA Leadership Conference

April 30, 2002


Oregon State women's soccer player Courtney Carter is one of roughly 300 student athletes selected for the sixth annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference to be held May 26-30.

Carter, a sophomore, was selected from a field of over 1,000 nominees nationwide for the prestigious conference.

The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for a group of the nation's top student-athletes to enhance their leadership and communication skills while participating in activities that will enable them to be better leaders on their respective campuses and in their communities.

To be nominated, one must be in good academic standing and have athletics eligibility remaining the following year. Student-athletes must also demonstrate an ability or strong desire to be leaders.

Carter, who serves as the Community Service Chair on OSU's Student Athlete Advisory Committee, was honored as the U.S. Bank Woman of Distinction for the month of October.

During the fall of 2001, the Portland, Ore., native and members SAAC organized a food drive that raised approximately 14,000 pounds of food for the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Carter is an active leader in the OSU and Corvallis communities, having volunteered for several community service opportunities. Carter has offered her time to the Boys and Girls Club, Read Across America, and an ongoing mentoring program, among other causes.

On the field, Carter is one of the most versatile players on the team, lining up as a defender, midfielder, and forward throughout the season.

Carter was fourth on the team in points last season with 12, scoring five goals and dishing two assists while playing in all 20 games.

In the classroom, the Business major maintains a 3.60 GPA and earned Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors.

Also nominated from OSU were men's golfer Sean Deacon, football player Richard Seigler, and Jasmine Wilson from the women's basketball team.

Men's soccer player Aaron McHardy represented Oregon State at last year's conference.

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