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Matthew Plen Selected to Attend Prestigious NCAA Conference

Date Released: 3/16/2009

Matthew Plen, Purchase College men's tennis standout, has been selected by the NCAA to attend the 2009 National Student-Athlete Development Conference.

The prestigious event  will take place May 24-27 in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Coronado Spring Resort. Plen was nominated by Purchase and hand picked by the NCAA to attend with over 300 athletes from other member schools

The history major boasts an impressive 3.97 GPA, and enjoyed a memorable rookie season last spring for the Panthers on the tennis courts. Plen won Rookie of the Week once and was named to the conference Honor Roll in consecutive weeks before later being named to the All-Skyline Second Team.

Plen gladly accepted the invitation. "I am very excited about the conference," the sophomore said. "I'd like to thank Purchase Athletic Director Ernie Palmieri and athletics for the nomination. I’m looking forward to representing Purchase at the conference."