April 7, 1999

NOTRE DAME – Notre Dame men’s soccer player Reggie McKnight (Greenville, S.C.) was one of 3000 student-athletes chosen from universities and colleges nationally to participate in the third annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference. The conference will be held May 31-June 4 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Student-athletes were nominated from NCAA member institutions that participate in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. McKnight is the third Irish athlete to attend the conference. Julie Henderson, a member of the women’s basketball team was selected in 1997, while Phil Murphy, a co-captain this past season for the Irish men’s soccer team was selected as a participant last year.

The mission of the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference is to prepare a diverse group of student-athletes to take an active leadership role on their campuses and in their communities. The conference provides these individuals with the opportunity to discuss and explore critical issues facing their peers; to enhance their leadership skills; and to promote better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.

The 1999 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference will focus on topics identified during the nomination process as well as topics recommended by members of the Division I, II, and III NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees who serve as an Association-wide voice for student-athlete issues.