Hempstead, NY - Three members of the Hofstra Athletics Department took part in the NCAA Division I Regional Leadership Conference this past weekend.  The event, which lasted from October 23-25, was held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Representing Hofstra at the event was Head Wrestling Coach Tom Shifflet, sophomore women's basketball student-athlete Candice Bellocchio and sophomore wrestling student-athlete Steve Bonanno.

The Division I Regional Leadership Conference was a weekend-long opportunity for student-athletes, coaches, administrators and faculty to develop their leadership skills and become more familiar with the Division I experience.  In a forum intended to foster partnerships, participants are equipped to be active leaders and change agents within their campus, conference and community spheres of influence.

Participants engaged in sessions that promote their understanding of the NCAA, Division I Governance, the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and other Division I-specific issues.