Sean Deacon Picked For NCAA Leadership Conference

May 21, 2003


Junior men's golfer Sean Deacon has been selected to represent Oregon State University at the 2003 NCAA Leadership Conference May 25-29 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex.

A total of 302 student-athletes have been chosen from college campuses across the country to participate in the seventh-annual conference, which is designed to enhance student-athletes' leadership and communication skills.

A total of 22 sports from Divisions I, II, and III will be represented.

Deacon is active on the OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which organized a year-long food drive that raised over 36,000 pounds of food for the Linn-Benton Food Share in 2002-03.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was also selected, along with Courtney Carter of women's soccer, to serve on the Pacific-10 Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee next year as a senior.

Deacon was a second-team Academic All-District VIII and second-team Pac-10 All-Academic pick as a sophomore in 2002; teams have not been announced for 2003. Deacon carries a 3.73 grade-point average as a Business Administration major.

On the course, Deacon averaged 73.5 strokes per round in 2002-03, and holds OSU's three-round scoring record with a 205.

Carter represented OSU at the conference in 2002, and men's soccer student-athlete Aaron McHardy was selected in 2001.

Criteria for selection include the student-athletes' demonstrated ability and strong desire to be a leader. Student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have at least one year of eligibility remaining the following academic year to be eligible.

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