Posted May 20, 2004 10:41:55
Miles to Attend Leadership Conference in Orlando
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech junior Amber Miles is one of only 324 student-athletes nationwide that was chosen from a pool of almost 1,200 candidates that will be attending the 2004 NCAA Leadership Conference.
Miles, a Lady Techster Softball standout, will represent Louisiana Tech from May 30 through June 3 at the conference which will be held at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Dallas, Texas, native was nominated for the conference along with Tech volleyball letterwinner Heather Anderson, Bulldog baseball player Bart Dugdale and Tech trackster Wendell Woods by Stacy Gilbert, Tech Assistant Athletic Director in charge of academics.
According to Gilbert, the yearly conference focuses on teaching student-athletes the life skills needed to succeed not only in college but in everyday life and in the business world.
Miles is an award-winning journalism major who is currently serving as the Associate Managing Editor of The Tech Talk, the university student-newspaper. She has earned numerous awards for her writing while also being named to the Academic All-Western Athletic Conference team two straight years.
The 20-year-old, who serves as one of Louisiana Tech's representatives on the WAC Student-Athlete Adviosory Committee, is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society.
On the playing field, Miles earned first team All-WAC honors this year after leading Louisiana Tech with a .337 batting average and 29 stolen bases. Miles' 68 base hits this year broke an 18-year-old school record set by Faith Holman in 1986.