May 12, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, FL –
The NCAA released their selections for the fourth
annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference today and two of Florida
State’s student-athletes were invited to participate. Out of the 885
nominated student-athletes, only 353 were selected. The conference is
scheduled to be held May 28 through June 1, 2000 at Disney’s Wide World of
Sports and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Sophomore Chris Williams and junior Vanessa Fuchs were selected to
represent Florida State at the prestigious conference. Williams is a
well-respected international runner who mainly runs middle distance and
occasionally sprints for FSU’s mens track and field team. He was a member
of the Model United Nations in 1996 an 1997, voted student government
treasurer as a senior, and is pursuing an English degree. Fuchs, a guard
and forward for the Lady Seminoles basketball team, is a two-time All-ACC
Academic Honor Roll selection and a Communications major.
Fuchs and Williams will join a diverse group of the nation’s top
student-athletes and will be given the opportunity to participate in
challenging and thought-provoking activities. The conference aims to enable
the student-athletes to become better leaders on their campuses and in
their communities. It also attempts to enhance communication,
decision-making and problem-solving skills and promote better communication
among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty, and communities.