What is the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee? (SAAC)
The student-athlete advisory committee (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 polices that affect student-athletes' lives
on NCAA member institution campuses.
Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.
The information that follows will assist you in understanding how the network of SAACs, from individual campus committees to the conference and/or national committees, interact and support one another to shape intercollegiate athletics policy and enhance the student-athlete experience.
NCAA Division II SAAC Mission
The mission of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 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.
NCAA Division II SAAC Guiding Principles
The Division II SAAC will be guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity, fairness and respect for diversity, which shall include attention to gender, race, ethnicity and sport.
We, as the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will ultimately hold one another accountable for all actions, particularly those actions taking place during the SAAC meetings
2012-13 SAAC Members:
Baseball: Jacob Beauchamp, Kenny
Bellavance and Phillip Taylor
Men’s Basketball: Ishmael Hollis and Travis Core
Men’s Golf: Austin Booker and Will McFarlin
Men’s Soccer: Mike Bozichovic and Malte Krapp
Men’s Tennis: Mateus Camasmie and Felipe Friedrich
Mixed Rifle: Casadie Bragg and Luke Duncan
Softball: Mackenzie Arlt and Makenzie Day
Women’s Basketball: Cierra Jackson, Jasmine Manning and Molly Rainwater
Women's Cross Country: Allison Dickson, Emily Roemer, Emma Robbins, Nicole Shine and Connie Steinmann
Women’s Golf: Jodie Borchert, LeeAnn Noble and Charley Whitmire
Women’s Soccer: Emily Bowen and Lindsey Roles
Cheerleading: Janelle Bova and Melissa Harrell
Athletic Training: Andrea Davis and Amanda Hotop
Women’s Tennis: Audrey Marlette and Jordan Poole
National SAAC Representative: Hilary