Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

What is SAAC? It is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

"The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."

National SAACs (Divisions I, II and III) at a glance:

• Generate a student-athlete voice within the NCAA structure.

• Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation.

• Recommend potential NCAA legislation.

• Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest.

• Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA.

• Promote a positive student-athlete image.

Functions of campus SAACs:

• Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.

• Disseminate information.

• Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.

• Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies.

• Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.

• Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.

• Organize community service efforts.

• Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).

• Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.

The campus SAAC may also serve as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators on issues to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation. Concerns can be voiced and solutions offered regarding any issue that may be relevant to NCAA student-athletes. Through the grass-roots efforts of campus SAACs, student-athletes have the opportunity to change the face of intercollegiate athletics.

2017-2018 Team Representatives

Baseball - Riley Simonetti (Vice President), Quinton Stebbins

Field Hockey - MacKenzie Oberholzer, Sidney Hurst, Lauren Lambert

Men's Basketball - Matt Allen, Jacob Gilcris

Men's Lacrosse - Michael Small, Jarrod Leonardi

Men's Soccer - Shammah Gahomera, Prince Kunieki

Softball - Lauren Farina

Women's Cross Country - Alyssa Maggi, Evelyn Swan

Women's Basketball - Karli Stubbs, Nikki Bradstreet

Women's Lacrosse - Cassidy West (Secretary), Sydni Collier (Treasurer), Meredith Wheeler

Women's Soccer - Cassie Contigiani (President), Makenzie Carlow

Track & Field - Troy Worster