University of Arkansas football junior D.J. Williams has been selected to represent the Razorbacks at the 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference, which will take place May-24-27 in Orlando, Fla., at the Walt Disney World Coronado Spring Resort. “We are excited for D.J. and the opportunity he has to represent the University of Arkansas at the National Student-Athlete Development Conference,” said UA Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Development Marvin Caston. “D.J. has the leadership skills, which allow him to be an effective leader on and off the field. This opportunity will allow him to further develop those skills.” The four-day conference provides NCAA student-athletes a forum to openly discuss issues that may affect them on their campuses and in their communities, while also providing them with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills. More than 700 student-athletes are expected to attend the conference. Each division has the opportunity to send 233 student-athletes to the national conference. The conference also promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities. The conference consists of daily team sessions, exercises, speakers and activities to help the student-athletes develop as individuals and as contributing members to society.