Football's David Kopp To Represent Stony Brook At The 2001 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference

April 19, 2001

Stony Brook, N.Y. - David Kopp, a tight end for the Stony Brook University football team, is one of 300 student-athletes who have been selected to participate in the fifth annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference.

The student-athletes were selected from a total of 1,084 nominations from NCAA member institutions that participate in the CHAMPS/Like Skills Program. The conference will be held May 28 through June 1, 2001, at Disney's Wide World of Sports and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Kopp, a sophomore tight end, embodies the true meaning of a student athlete. A sociology major with a 3.35 G.P.A., he is a campus RA and president of the Gray College Legislature on campus. A member of the Student-Athlete Council, Kopp also attended the NCAA A.P.P.L.E. Conference in January and is an intern with Sexual Assault Facts Education (S.A.F.E).

The 2001 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference will focus on topics identified during the nomination process as well as topics recommended by members of the Divisions I, II and III NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees who serve as an Association-wide voice for student-athlete issues. Topics for past conferences have included developing leadership skills, changing perception, developing political skills and utilizing the student-athlete committee.