Women's Swimming
    USC Swimmer to Participate in NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference

    March 24, 1998

    LOS ANGELES - USC sophomore swimmer Emily Ayers (Carmel, Ind.) is among more than 370 student-athletes who have been selected to participate in the second annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference, May 25-28, at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Student-athletes were nominated from NCAA member institutions, including those that participate in the CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Ayers, who recently competed at the 1998 NCAA Women,s Swimming and Diving Championships, was selected from more than 850 nominations. The forum will provide the opportunity for NCAA student-athletes to discuss and explore viable solutions to critical issues facing their peers around the country; to enhance their leadership skills; and to promote better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.

    The 1998 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference will focus on topics recommended by last year,s participants, as well as by the Divisions I, II and III NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees. This year,s list of conference speakers includes: Robin Roberts, anchor and sports commentator for ABC and ESPN; Tom Curley, publisher of USA Today; Cedric W. Dempsey, executive director of the NCAA; and Quinn Buckner, ESPN sports commentator/color analyst and member of the 1976 NCAA Division I men,s basketball championship team. For more information, contact Kimberly Dickson at the NCAA National Office at (913) 339-1906