Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

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National Student Athlete Day 2021

Today, National Student-Athlete Day, offers the opportunity to celebrate the resiliency of those students participating in college sports during a year of upheaval. The past 12 months have been challenging for all those involved in NCAA...

Rutgers’ Cassidy elected DI SAAC chair

Ryan Cassidy was voted chair of the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in its executive board election earlier this month. Brynn Carlson and Bryce Choate will serve as vice chairs.

Francois elected to lead DIII SAAC

Anthony Francois, a former men’s volleyball student-athlete at John Jay, was elected chair of the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during the virtual 2021 NCAA Convention.

Missouri Western’s O’Neill elected DII SAAC chair

The Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee elected new leadership during its virtual NCAA Convention meeting last week.

DII to permit access to athletics aid, practice to nonqualifiers

Division II adopted legislation permitting schools to provide athletics aid and access to practice to all incoming freshman student-athletes and two-year college transfers regardless of their initial-eligibility status.

Student-athlete committees issue joint statement on name, image, likeness legislation delay

The Division I, II and III Student-Athlete Advisory Committees and the Board of Governors Student-Athlete Engagement Committee issued a joint statement regarding the pause in the process of voting on name, image and likeness legislation.

DII SAAC supports Convention proposals

For the 2021 NCAA Convention, the national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee voted to formally support all the division’s legislative proposals, including one that would permit student-athletes to benefit from their name, image and likeness.

Student-athletes release Unity Pledge, logo

The three divisional SAACs and the Board of Governors Student-Athlete Engagement Committee recently collaborated to create a national Unity Pledge and logo.

DI Council approves civic engagement legislation that includes Election Day

Division I student-athletes will not practice and compete, among other countable athletically related activities, on the first Tuesday after Nov. 1 every year, including the upcoming Election Day on Nov. 3.

Braly Keller relishes impact through leading Division III SAAC

Braly Keller’s involvement in the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee almost felt like it was two decades in the making.


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