Student Athlete Advisor Council
OfficersJohn Sniffen, PresidentHarrison Obrecht, Vice PresidentLauryn Parker, SecretaryJewel Strawberry, Community Outreach CoordinatorJared Pichard and McKenley Minacci, Spirit CoordinatorsTeam RepresentativesBaseball: Matthew Boynton, Matthew CaballeroB. Basketball: Pierce Johnson, Pace Wilson, Harrison ObrechtG. Basketball: Skila Rogers, Marie ShapleyCheerleading: McKenley Minacci, Prophecy WilsonCross Country: Jainey Coates, Carson HundleyDance: Brianna BrownFootball: AJ Miller, Damian Crowson, John SniffenB. Golf: Spencer FairfieldG. Golf: MC WaddellLacrosse: Jared PichardB. Soccer: Daniel SweeneyG. Soccer: Hailey HobbsSoftball: Sophie Gainey, MC WaddellSwimming: Max EastmanTennis: William Daughton, Rachael StockelTrack and Field: Marie Shapley, AJ MillerVolleyball: Jewel Strawberry, Lauryn ParkerB. Weightlifting: Eljin RhymesG. Weightlifting: Kenzie MazziottaAdvisorsAngela 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.