Student-Athlete Represents Wittenberg at Conference
Women’s soccer standout Meghan O’Rourke ‘08 attended the eighth annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference May 29-June 2 at the Coronado Springs Resort and Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It is the fourth straight year that a Wittenberg student has attended the conference, although O’Rourke was the first female and first underclassman to represent the university at an event that draws more than 350 student-athletes each year from across the country.
The conference took student-athletes like O’Rourke from NCAA Division I, II and III schools who have been identified as current or future leaders on their campuses and in their communities and offered them fresh ways of thinking about leadership. O’Rourke, who is already a campus leader in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), plans to implement what she learned upon her return.
“I am definitely going to bring as much back to our campus as I can,” she said. “The best way for me to bring back what I learned is to just listen to others and their problems or ideas once I get back to campus and use my new skills and confidence as a leader to help them achieve their goals or solve their problems.”