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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

What is SAAC?

The student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) serves as the voice of the student-athlete. Student-athletes have a voice in the NCAA through SAAC at the campus, conference and national level. It is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on campus.

Goals of SAAC

  • Provide communication 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-athlete 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.

2020-21 SAAC Officers

President: Aminah Tsonga (Volleyball, Cheerleading)

Vice-President: Alise Martel (Women's Swimming & Diving)

Secretary: Shannon Burns (Women's Basketball)

Treasurer: Nina Lestrud (Women's Lacrosse)

2020-21 Events and Activities



NCAA Division III SAAC Webpage