Soccer's Greg Clarke Selected For NCAA Leadership Conference
Thursday, April 29, 2004

Shreveport—Centenary men’s soccer player Greg Clarke has been selected by the NCAA to participate in its eighth annual Leadership Conference at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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

The conference is an extension of the NCAA’s successful CHAMPS/Life Skills Program – a development program structured to prepare student-athletes for graduation and success in life. Each NCAA college and university that has a CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is asked to nominate four student-athletes who have demonstrated an ability or strong desire to be a leader on their campus or who would benefit from a significant leadership experience.

The NCAA Leadership Conference Selection Committee received 1175 nominations submitted by 295 institutions. Clarke was one of 324 student-athletes chosen to take part in this year’s event. To be eligible for the conference, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have athletics eligibility remaining in the following academic year.

Clarke recently finished his junior season as a member of the Gents soccer team. In his career, he has played in 51 matches and tallied ten goals and seven assists for a total of 27 points. He also has maintained a superb grade point average in his three years at Centenary.