June 5, 2007
Fairfield, CT - Men's ice hockey sophomore Gregg Rodriguez (Saratoga, CA) recently participated in the 2007 NCAA National Leadership Conference. The five day summit was held May 27-31 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Rodriguez was one of 356 delgates selected from 330 institutions nationwide. He is the first SHU student-athlete to be selected for the conference.
"The National Leadership Conference was a great learning experience," Rodriguez said. "Not only do you learn about yourself, but you learn a lot from the other student-athletes that attend this conference as well. I met kids from all over the United States."
Students were divided in to several different groups for activities during the conferences. Exercises included games where we would rely on each other to lead and guide us to where we needed to go. Participants also were able to spend time in the Disney parks with their teams. Daily speakers provided insight on the state of collegiate athletics.
"After the conference it has become clear to me that I want to help student-athletes grow as individuals and take that step from a young adult to a person who is ready for the real world," Rodriguez said.