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TCU, Big 12 Host Leadership Summit This Weekend
June 06, 2013
Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

The Big 12 Conference will hold its fourth annual student-athlete leadership summit this weekend. The event will be hosted by TCU in Fort Worth starting Friday and ending Sunday.

Four student-athletes from each university representing nearly every league-sponsored sport at all 10 conference institutions will gather for three days of learning and discussion.  No other conference in the country sponsors a leadership summit of this nature. 

The schedule begins on Friday afternoon and continues with a variety of panels, meetings and discussions and continues until Sunday afternoon.  One highlight of the weekend will occur on Saturday morning, as Big 12 student-athletes will make a visit to Cook Children’s Hospital from 9 - 10:30 a.m. 

In 2007, the Big 12 Conference Leadership Summit was originated by the Big 12 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Dr. Prentice Gautt Student-Athlete Welfare Committee. This program is funded by the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors.

The purpose of the Summit is to provide leadership opportunities for student-athletes through targeted programming including diversity, leadership skill building exercises and analysis, self-awareness, communication, decision making, problem solving and collaborative skills.

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