Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Student-Athletes Seek Their Voice

If approved at the NCAA Convention, two Division II proposals would enhance the student-athlete voice by providing SAAC with new voting privileges.

Landers named recipient of DII SAAC faculty mentor award

David Landers, the faculty athletic representative at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, was named the recipient of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award.

Pacific Lutheran honored as first recipient of Diversity Spotlight award

Pacific Lutheran student-athletes are the first recipients of the Division III Diversity Spotlight award because of their efforts to raise LGBTQ inclusion awareness in their community.

Division II Student-Athletes Receive Support for Louder Voice

Members of the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are asking for a greater voice in the division’s governance process, and their request was heard loud and clear at the most recent Presidents Council meeting. Division II’s...

Louder Than Ever

To mark the rising volume of the student-athlete voice, Champion magazine invited a chorus of three to share theirs with NCAA President Mark Emmert.

One Giant Leap

Kendall Spencer competes in track and field for the University of New Mexico and is in training for the Olympic trials. But for now, he is the face of the Division I student-athlete voice in the NCAA.

Student-athletes seek seat on DII Management Council

The Division II national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee wants a seat on the Division II Management Council, a change welcomed by the council. The council has also recommended a requirement for member schools to hire a full-time athletics director and a full-time compliance director.

As a Division II Student-Athlete...Do You Know?

1. What a "redshirt" season really is? "Redshirt" is not an official NCAA term. What a "redshirt" season refers to is a year in which a student-athlete does not compete at all against outside competition. During a year in which the student...

SAAC experience won’t be forgotten

Bradley Maldonado, a senior cross country student-athlete at Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tenn., joined the Railsplitters’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a freshman and was named chair of the Division II national SAAC as a junior. Maldonado took a break from SAAC’s fall meetings to discuss his experiences on the committee.

For DIII chair, SAAC experience will be “my favorite memory” of college

Chelsea Shoemaker, a senior soccer student-athlete at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., joined the Tigers’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2009 and was named the NCAA Division III SAAC chair in Jan. 2014.

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