Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

ABOUT SAAC
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a select group of student-athletes representing each Cavalier intercollegiate athletic program.  Student-athletes who comprise the committee shall meet monthly with the Senior Woman Administrator and at least once a semester with the Vice President for Athletics/Director of Athletics to discuss topics concerning intercollegiate athletics as a whole as well as individual sports/teams.  Students will be selected and will serve for an academic year.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Walsh University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to promote communication between student-athletes, the university administration, the department of athletics administration, and community members.  Members will work to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, voicing the student-athlete perspective, and fostering a positive student-athlete image to the campus and community.

PURPOSE

  1. To enhance the communication between student-athletes and athletic administration, faculty, and coaches.
  2. To let student-athletes voice their perspective regarding NCAA legislation, academic issues, and the student-athlete experience at the campus, conference, and national level.
  3. To respond to proposed NCAA legislation as well as suggest potential NCAA legislation.
  4. To develop and organize community service and charitable fundraising efforts.
  5. To aid in a compliance function to ensure that student-athletes are aware of the rules and will assist the Department of Athletics in the dissemination of information.
  6. To take an active role in promoting and supporting Walsh University Athletics.
  7. To promote a positive student-athlete image on campus and in the community.

Walsh University SAAC Officers

President- Ben Lehotay, Senior, Men’s Cross Country
Vice President- Louis Zuk, Senior, Men’s Lacrosse
Treasurer- Kendra Zbinovec, Senior, Women’s Track & Field
Secretary- Becca Bode, Senior, Softball 
Advisor- Sara Snell, Assistant AD/Senior Woman Administrator

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