Student Athlete Advisory Committee (2016-17)
What is SAAC?
SAAC is the voice of the student athlete.
Student-athletes have a voice in the NCAA through advisory committees at the campus, conference and national level. Each committee is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on campus.
Meetings are held every-other Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in the Coaches' Suite in Kaiser Hall.
Goals of SAAC
- Provide communiction 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.
- Solicit student-athletes responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
- 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.
SAAC Officers for 2015-16:
James Frey - Men's Track & Field
Kelsey Murphy - Women's Lacrosse
Matthew Mahlke - Men's Golf
Nick Velleca - Men's Soccer
Jane Henry - Women's Lacrosse
Alexis Debrosse - Softball
James Randall - Men's Soccer
Social Media Manager:
Brendan Callahan - Cross Country/Track & Field
Nicole Dean - Volleyball
Maddie Smith - Women's Volleyball
Molly McCarthy - Compliance
*SAAC is a club and is therefore open to all students of the CCSU community.
Events and Activities:
- Charity Dodgeball Tournament
- Peer Ambassador Program (Interval House)
- NEC Penny Wars (The Cancer Recovery Center)
- NEC Building Communities Campaign
- Operation Christmas Child
- Smalley Academy and Boys & Girls Club of New Britain visitations
- Fresh-Check Day Volunteers
- New Britain Soup Kitchen Volunteers