Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

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.

Finding their voice

Crissy Kaesebier Schluep SAAC Role: Division II vice chair, 2001 (Drury University) Currently: Executive Communications Director, WellPoint Our issue involved limits on telephone calls to signees during the period before they were enrolled...

DI Chair Kendall Spencer sees Student-Athletes’ voice impacting issues

Kendall Spencer, a senior track and field student-athlete at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., was named the Division I SAAC Chair in January 2014. He took a few minutes to discuss how his experience being a voice for student-athletes has impacted his college career.

SAAC experience helped Division II chair see his potential

Bradley Maldonado, a senior cross country student-athlete at Lincoln Memorial University in Spring Hill, Tenn., joined the Railsplitters’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a freshman and was named chair of the Division II national SAAC...

NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAACs)

Learn more about how this network of SAACs interacts and supports one another to shape college sports policy and enhance the student-athlete experience. Student-athletes have a voice in the NCAA through advisory committees at the campus,...

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