Glennon selected for NCAA National Leadership Conference
Hokie signal-caller will take part in five-day NCAA-wide event
April 12, 2007



BLACKSBURG. Va. - Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon was recently selected to participate in the NCAA National Leadership Conference, an annual event that aims to provide a diverse group of the nation's top student-athletes an opportunity to actively participate in challenging and thought-provoking activities that will enable them to become better leaders on their campuses and in their communities.

Glennon, a rising redshirt junior from Centreville, Va., will represent the Hokies in the five-day conference that will take place May 27-31 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Topics for past conferences have included developing leadership skills, changing perception, developing political skills and utilizing the student-athlete committee.

The NCAA National Leadership Conference provides NCAA student-athletes with a forum to openly discuss issues that may affect student-athletes, while also providing them with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills. The leadership conference also promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.

The conference is an outreach of the successful CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and involves close to 325 student-athletes each year who compete in fall, winter and spring sports in Divisions I, II and III. Many of the student-athletes who participate are members of their conference and campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAACs). Each NCAA member institution that has a CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is encouraged to nominate four student-athletes who have demonstrated an ability or strong desire to be leaders and would benefit from a significant leadership experience. In order to be eligible, applicants must be in good academic standing and must have athletics eligibility remaining in the following academic year.

Glennon started all 13 games under center for the 2006 Hokies, who finished with a 10-3 record following a 14th-straight bowl game appearance. His season totals of 170 completions and 2,191 yards passing each rank fifth on Tech's all-time single-season list, and he also finished fifth in the ACC with a pass efficiency rating of 122.0.