Student Athlete Advisor Council



    John SniffenPresident
    Harrison Obrecht, Vice President
    Lauryn Parker, Secretary 
    Jewel Strawberry, Community Outreach Coordinator
     Jared Pichard and McKenley Minacci, Spirit Coordinators
    Team Representatives
    Baseball: Matthew Boynton, Matthew Caballero
    B. Basketball: Pierce Johnson, Pace Wilson, Harrison Obrecht
    G. Basketball: Skila Rogers, Marie Shapley
    Cheerleading: McKenley Minacci, Prophecy Wilson
    Cross Country: Jainey Coates, Carson Hundley
    Dance: Brianna Brown
    Football: AJ Miller, Damian Crowson, John Sniffen
    B. Golf: Spencer Fairfield
    G. Golf: MC Waddell
    Lacrosse: Jared Pichard
    B. Soccer: Daniel Sweeney
    G. Soccer: Hailey Hobbs
    Softball: Sophie Gainey, MC Waddell
    Swimming: Max Eastman
    Tennis: William Daughton, Rachael Stockel
    Track and Field: Marie Shapley, AJ Miller
    Volleyball: Jewel Strawberry, Lauryn Parker
    B. Weightlifting: Eljin Rhymes 
    G. Weightlifting: Kenzie Mazziotta
    Angela 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.