Mkristo Bruce Invited to Attend NCAA Leadership Conference

May 4, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State University student-athlete Mkristo Bruce will be among the total of 321 NCAA student-athletes selected to attend the 2004 NCAA Leadership Conference May 30 through June 3 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Bruce played in all 13 games in 2003 as a redshirt freshman on the Cougar football team. The Renton, Wash., native recorded a sack against Idaho and Stanford.

The conference is designed to enhance student-athletes' leadership and communication skills and to enable them to become more effective leaders and motivators when they return to their campuses.

The student-athletes were selected from a total of 1,201 nomination forms that were submitted by college and university officials who have NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills programs at their schools. In addition to representatives from Divisions I, II, and III, there will be five students from abroad attending who will participate in the discussions and skills enhancement sessions with the NCAA student-athletes.

Following the conference, attendees will be asked to share their experiences and topic discussions with their campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committees.

Selection criteria for the conference include the student-athletes' demonstrated ability and strong desire to be a leader and their potential to benefit significantly from a leadership development experience.

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