Goodman and Garson to Represent W&L at NCAA Meeting

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior basketball player Isaiah Goodman (Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels) and junior field hockey player Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) will represent the Generals at the 2008 NCAA National Student-Athlete Leadership Development Conference held on May 25-29 in Orlando, Fla., at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The 2008 event will be conducted in two conferences - the first will be May 25-27 and the second will be May 27-29. Garson will attend the first conference on May 25-27, while Goodman will attend the second conference on May 27-29. Athletes were nominated by their respective coaches for their leadership skills and were selected by the NCAA to represent Washington and Lee.

A guard, Goodman is the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's representative on the NCAA National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. A three-year letterwinner and a team captain, he was named to the ODAC Sportsmanship Team this winter after averaging 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, and helping the Generals to a 15-11 record, their best season since 1989-90.

Garson is a three-year letterwinner as a defender and will serve as a team captain for the 2008 season. She earned ODAC Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman and garnered Second Team All-ODAC laurels last season as she tallied one goal and two assists and helped the Generals' defense allow an average of just 1.39 goals per game.

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