Bates to send two student-athletes to NCAA leadership conference
LEWISTON, Maine — Bates College juniors Katelyn Drake and Ngoc Pham have been selected to participate in the 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference, which takes place May 24-27 at the Walt Disney World Coronado Spring Resort in Orlando, Fla. Bates junior men’s tennis player Adam Nielson (Den Haag, Netherlands) was selected as an alternate to attend.
Bates is one of only four colleges in the New England Small College Athletic Conference to have students attending the conference, along with Trinity, Tufts and Williams. Of those, only Bates and Tufts will have two student-athletes there.
Drake (Hudson, Ohio), a member of the Bates women’s swimming and lacrosse teams, and Pham (Sharon, Mass.), a member of the Bates women’s cross country and track and field teams, become the eighth and ninth student-athletes from Bates to attend this conference. Past attendees since it began in 2003 are: Peem Chatikavanij ’11 (swimming and men’s lacrosse) and Carlos Castro ’10 (men’s track and field) in 2008; Pat Halloran ’08 (men’s basketball) in 2007; Zak Ray ’07 (men’s basketball) in 2006; Lauren Gold ’07 (volleyball) in 2005; Tristan Beach ’06 (men’s tennis) in 2004; and Blake Wayman ’05 (men’s tennis) in 2003.
For more information on the conference, go to http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=627.