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. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

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 affected student-athlete welfare.

DIVISION III SAAC MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-athlete image, while maintaining the tenets of the Division III philosophy.

SAAC AT A GLANCE:

  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the NCAA structure
  • Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed NCAA legislation
  • Recommend potential NCAA legislation
  • Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest
  • Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA
  • Promote a positive student-athlete image
  • Disseminate information to team members
  • Build a sense of community involving all team and conference institutions

PAST SOUTHWESTERN SAAC PROJECTS

  • Pirates on the Playground at local Elementary schools
  • “Helping Hooks” for on-campus community
  • Sponsor of Canned Food Drive for the Caring Place in Georgetown
  • Donations to the Eagle Locker for homeless students at Georgetown High School
  • National Student-Athlete Day
  • Co-Sponsor of Friday Night Live events with Campus Activities
Faculty Advisor Kerri Brinkoeter
brinkoek@southwestern.edu 512-863-1335
President Shae Seagraves
seagravs@southwestern.edu  
Vice President Katelyn Bartell bartellk@southwestern.edu  
Secretary Jillian Curran
curranj@southwestern.edu  

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