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Emmenecker leads Drake to improbable Missouri Valley title

Originally Published: March 9, 2008
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Mike Emmenecker still keeps the unsigned letter in his desk and reads it from time to time.

When Emmenecker's son, Adam, sent in his application to Drake University, he included the letter, written by one of his teachers at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Mich. Mike Emmenecker no longer remembers the teacher's name, but he'll never forget the words on the page.

Adam is comfortable being a leader if a leader is demanded and comfortable ...

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