March 28, 2008
Chloe Nelson, a junior golfer at Eastern Washington University, will participate in the NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference taking place from May 25-27 in Orlando, Fla.
Nelson has shown a propensity to participate in off-the-course activities. Last summer, she helped introduce girls in one of the poorest areas of South Africa, Soweto, to the sport of golf. She also helped them attain the ability to transfer what they learned into the recreation field and possibly other vocations, such as the medical field.
The Las Vegas, Nev., native will be one of 700 student-athletes from NCAA institutions located throughout the country to participate in a forum to openly discuss issues that affect them on their campuses and in their communities.
Participants will also be able to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills. The conference promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty members and communities.
On the golf course, Nelson has been the steadiest golfer for the Eagles, who have gone 14-1 against Big Sky Conference schools in 2007-08. Her average round this year has been 75.71 with her low of 71 coming in the second round of the Heather Farr Memorial Invitational in Broomfield, Colo., on Oct. 1, 2007.
Academically, she possesses a 3.30 grade point average while majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Nelson and the Eagles head back to action from Monday-Tuesday (March 31-April 1) at the NCAA West Regional Preview. The tournament will be contested at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Lincoln, Calif.