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Former Clemson Guard Nominated By Bush

Former Clemson Guard Nominated By Bush

Aug. 7, 2001

Clemson, SC – Former Clemson point guard Bobby Conrad has been nominated by President George Bush to be one of the top federal prosecutors in the Carolinas. The 43-year-old Conrad now must be confirmed by the United States Senate as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

United States Senator Jesse Helms recommended that Bush nominate Conrad. “I am very honored to be nominated by the President to head this office,” said Conrad. “I intend to do my best to vigorously prosecute the federal laws, while at the same time honoring and protecting the rights of citizens in this area.”

Conrad became a national figure last year when he was named by then United States Attorney General Janet Reno to head up Justice Department’s task force investigating illegal campaign fund raising. During the process in April of 2000 he questioned President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.

Conrad was Clemson’s starting point guard on the 1979-80 team that advanced to the Final Eight of the NCAA Tournament. That is still the only Clemson team to make it to the Final Eight of the NCAAs. The Tigers were 23-9 that season and defeated six top 20 teams, most in a season in school history. Conrad was a three-time Academic All-ACC selection.