Orlando, Fla. – Marymount University lacrosse players Lori Renner and Drew Phillips attended the 2010 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum at the Walt Disney World Resort in October.
The Leadership Forum engages a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators and provides pertinent and customized sessions that enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to impact student-athlete development at the campus and conference level, and beyond the collegiate realm.
“It was an honor to represent Marymount and the athletics department,” Renner said after attending the conference. “I learned that leadership is more than just a title, it is a method of understanding the situation and those involved and using that information to decide what would be the most effective way to lead.”
Nearly 500 student-athletes from 233 NCAA schools were chosen to participate in the Leadership Forum. Division III provided the largest number of participating institutions with 98.
“One of the best parts of the conference was being able to meet so many like-minded student-athletes from across the country,” Phillips added. “It gave everyone the chance to discuss issues affecting student-athletes today and share ideas, experiences and opportunities that others can implement on their own campuses.”