Student-Athlete Advisory Committee



    Rachael Stockel, President
    Addyson Lewis, Vice President
    Jainey Coates, Secretary 
    Eljin Rhymes, Community Outreach Coordinator
    Matt Winegardner, Spirit Coordinator
    Team Representatives
    Baseball: Jason Norris, Grant Harrison
    B. Basketball: Jackson Hugill, Jack Murrah
    G. Basketball: Jane-Kathryn Whittington, Marie Shapley
    Cheer: Cody Paddack, Sarah Grace DeLoach
    Cross Country: Jainey Coates, Stone Foster
    Dance: TBD
    Football: Eljin Rhymes, Brecht Heuchan
    B. Golf: Miller Shelfer Sr., Patrick McCann
    G. Golf: Laura Kathryn Foote, Annika Dean
    Lacrosse: Matt Winegardner
    B. Soccer: Jordan Pichard
    G. Soccer: Hailey Hobbs
    Softball: Haley Harrison, Ashlyn Gooch
    Swimming: Max Eastman
    Tennis: William Daughton, Rachael Stockel
    Track and Field: Marie Shapley, Erik Cherashore
    Volleyball: Addyson Lewis
    B. Weightlifting: Eljin Rhymes 
    G. Weightlifting: Ashlyn Gooch
    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.