CLA Celebrates Tar Heel Leaders
Release: 04/10/2007

April 10, 2007



The Carolina Leadership Academy recognized graduates of the 2006-07 Rising Stars and Veteran Leaders programs with a banquet in the Pope Box at Kenan Stadium on April 9. Student-athletes, coaches and special guests celebrated the third year of the Academy, which remains the flagship program in collegiate leadership development.

  • Twenty-three recipients of the Three-Dimensional Leader Award were recognized for having achieved the CLA's highest honor. Each was introduced by a teammate and fellow CLA participant who explained how the honoree's leadership impacted the team.

    The evening also included reflections by selected program graduates, soccer player Julie Yates for the Rising Stars and swimmer Robby Swendiman for the Veteran Leaders.

    CLA Co-Director Jeff Janssen reminded the student-athletes that while the evening's focus was on the impact of their leadership on this season's teams, the true benefit of their training will be seen over the decades to come.

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