Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

NCAA Convention keynote places college athletes at the forefront

Kendall Spencer looked back on his high school days on Thursday and saw the potential he had, which needed only a little longer to blossom. Now a two-time All-American track and field standout in the long jump at the University of New Mexico, athletics provided the opportunity he needed, Spencer said during the Keynote Luncheon at the 2015 NCAA Convention.

History of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

An Association-wide SAAC was adopted at the 1989 NCAA Convention and was formed primarily to review and offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affected student-athlete welfare. The initial national...

Athletes find their voice

For the first time, the Atlantic 10 Conference will invite athletes to attend conference meetings, reflecting a national trend of athletes increasingly taking part in the decision-making process.

DII SAAC supports all four playing and practice season proposals

After thorough debate, the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee supported all four playing and practice season legislative proposals that will be voted on at the 2015 NCAA Convention in January.

DII Management Council approves championships budget recommendations

The Division II Management Council endorsed budget recommendations from the Championships Committee and changed its position on a SAAC vote at Convention during its October meeting.

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.

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