Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
OfficersRachael Stockel, PresidentAddyson Lewis, Vice PresidentJainey Coates, SecretaryEljin Rhymes, Community Outreach CoordinatorMatt Winegardner, Spirit CoordinatorTeam RepresentativesBaseball: Jason Norris, Grant HarrisonB. Basketball: Jackson Hugill, Jack MurrahG. Basketball: Jane-Kathryn Whittington, Marie ShapleyCheer: Cody Paddack, Sarah Grace DeLoachCross Country: Jainey Coates, Stone FosterDance: TBDFootball: Eljin Rhymes, Brecht HeuchanB. Golf: Miller Shelfer Sr., Patrick McCannG. Golf: Laura Kathryn Foote, Annika DeanLacrosse: Matt WinegardnerB. Soccer: Jordan PichardG. Soccer: Hailey HobbsSoftball: Haley Harrison, Ashlyn GoochSwimming: Max EastmanTennis: William Daughton, Rachael StockelTrack and Field: Marie Shapley, Erik CherashoreVolleyball: Addyson LewisB. Weightlifting: Eljin RhymesG. Weightlifting: Ashlyn GoochAdvisorsAngela Croston (Academics)Chad McClellan (College Counseling)Jake von Scherrer, Dwan Riggins (Athletic Administration)Melissa Bakas (Guidance)Kim McWilliams (Communications)Gene Granger (Service Learning)
What is it?
The SAAC 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 campus.
An Association-wide SAAC was adopted at the 1989 NCAA Convention, and was formed primarily to review and offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affect student-athlete welfare.
The mission of the SAACs is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
- 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.
- 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.