Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

WHAT IS SAAC?

A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives. There is an SAAC at the institution, conference, and national levels. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Division I, II, and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAAC on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAAC.

 

MISSION STATEMENT 

  1. Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution.
  2. Generate a student-athlete voice within the conference.
  3. Review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation.
  4. Support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts, with a primary focus on the NCAA Division III SAAC and Special Olympics partnership.

 

EXPECTATIONS 

  1. At all time, SAAC members must keep their teams informed and educated about relevant issues discussed during SAAC Meetings. Must act as leaders and liaisons within their teams.
  2. Must adhere to deadlines when submitting and responding to all forms of correspondence from staff and other SAAC members.
  3. Assist in the selection and appointment of new members at the end of the academic year. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will elect new officers to fill any vacant position if the elected officer is unable to carry out his/her obligation. The only exception applies to the office of the President, in which case the Vice President will assume the responsibility. Additionally, the President may appoint an interim secretary who will be responsible for filling the spot of the secretary is not present at a meeting.
  4. Attend all SAAC Meetings. Meetings will be scheduled twice a month. Exception will be the month of December and January.
  5. Promote the athletic department of all of its various entities.
  6. Serve on at least one sub-committee with active involvement.
  7. Know, understand, and follow the SAAC by-laws.

  

IMPORTANT LINKS

NCAA SAAC http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/ncaa-student-athlete-advisory-committees-saacs

NCAA DIII SAAC and Special Olympics Partnership http://www.ncaa.org/about/special-olympics-partnership

 

2016-17 EXECUTIVE BOARD



Ryan Peevey, Baseball
President

Bender Vaught, Football
Vice President

Lewis Brooks, Cross Country
Community Service Chair



Jake McCraw, Football
Secretary

 

SAAC REPRESENTATIVES

Advisor
Tyler Sanborn
Basketball Assistant Coach 

Baseball
Ryan Peevey
Dustin Wiles 

Basketball
Chaise Johnson
Davis Hornak 

Cross Country
Lewis Brooks
Tyler Williams 

Football
Bender Vaught
Jake McCraw 

Golf
Aaron Persily 

Lacrosse
Quinn Ainslie
Jack Hayden 

Soccer
Josh McCormack
Lucas Blankenship 

Swimming
Tate Socha
Brandon Koch 

Tennis
Michael Moody
Matthew Moody