FDU athlete from Andover cited for soccer

| 21 Aug 2017 | 07:40

MADISON — Brett P. Conrads, a resident of Andover Borough and current Division 1 soccer player at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, was chosen this spring by NCAA Executives as 1 of 200 Division 1 athletes in the entire nation to attend this year's 2017 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. The annual prestigious event was held at the NCAA National Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN from June 1-4. Speakers at this year's event included NCAA Vice President Oliver Luck and a multitude of high level NCAA executives.
The unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
Conrads has embodied what it means to be a student-athlete since his arrival on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson. As a member of the men's soccer team, Conrads has excelled not only on the field but in the classroom and community.
The senior has been the most active volunteer across his time at FDU, spending time at the New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus -- and in addition to encouraging his fellow student-athletes to join him -- has personally logged over 100 hours of service.
Conrads, who is a two-time recipient of the athletic department's Richard Panicucci Service Award, is set to take over as the University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president next year and boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA as a Communications major.
There are nearly 460,000 NCAA student-athletes each year in the United States, so it is quite an accomplishment to be chosen as one of the brightest 200 junior and senior Division 1 student-athletes based on athletic performance, academic standing, and service to the school and community.