Student Athlete Advisory Committee

SAAC Meeting

Constitution of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee

The purposes of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) are to enhance communication and increase cooperation among all persons involved in the Intercollegiate Athletics Program, as well as to promote and maintain the individual rights of the student-athletes.

The 22-member committee is comprised of one representative from each sport. Sport representatives are required to be active student-athletes, be listed as eligible on the team roster and adhere to the team's code of conduct.

The committee meets bi-monthly during the school year. All athletes are welcome and are encouraged to attend the meetings. Any athlete with a concern should request that his or her sport representative, or any SAAC member, place the item on the next agenda. The student-athlete may also attend the meeting and bring up the matter as new business.

SAAC has completed an instructor survey to assess if instructors are athlete-friendly regarding class absences. Please see your head coach for more details.

Two members of SAAC, Heather Smith and Jessica Przyby, serve as Senators in the  Student Government Association (SGA).

2013-14 Officers
President Heather Smith (Volleyball)
Vice President
Jimmy Holtschlag (Football)
Jordan Spaciel (Women's Soccer)

2013-14 Members
Baseball Brent Turner
Men's Basketball Tate Stensgaard
Women's Basketball Ashley Luke, Tori Niemann
Cheerleading Nicole Bonfiglio, Taylor DaPaola
Men's Cross Country Matt Leal
Women's Cross Country Lydia Smith
Football Jimmy Holtschlag, Scott Simpson
Men's Golf Peter McKinzie
Women's Golf Ashley Jeffers, Kristi Tschudin
Men's Soccer Tyler Chavez
Women's Soccer Amber Davis, Jordan Spaciel, Lindsey Kuitse
Softball Karissa Kouchis, Lia Romeo
Men's Swimming & Diving Tyler Neaveill
Women's Swimming & Diving Haley Brasile
Men's Tennis Christoph Haertel
Women's Tennis Jessica Callahan, Holly Conlin
Men's Track & Field Davin Dollison
Women's Track & Field Jessie Przyby
Volleyball Heather Smith
Athletic Training Stephanie Patton
Advisor Lisa Melz-Jennings, Lamarr Pottinger (GA)

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