University of Lynchburg Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

WHAT IS SAAC? 


A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives. There is a SAAC at the institution, conference, and national levels. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Division I, II, and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAAC on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAAC.

 

MISSION STATEMENT


  1. Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution.
  2. Generate a student-athlete voice within the conference.
  3. Review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation.
  4. Support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts, with a primary focus on the NCAA Division III SAAC and Special Olympics partnership.

 

EXPECTATIONS


  1. At all time, SAAC members must keep their teams informed and educated about relevant issues discussed during SAAC Meetings. Must act as leaders and liaisons within their teams.
  2. Must adhere to deadlines when submitting and responding to all forms of correspondence from staff and other SAAC members.
  3. Assist in the selection and appointment of new members at the end of the academic year. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will elect new officers to fill any vacant position if the elected officer is unable to carry out his/her obligation. The only exception applies to the office of the President, in which case the Vice President will assume the responsibility. Additionally, the President may appoint an interim secretary who will be responsible for filling the spot of the secretary is not present at a meeting.
  4. Attend all SAAC Meetings. Meetings will be scheduled once a month. 
  5. Promote the athletic department of all of its various entities.
  6. Serve on at least one sub-committee with active involvement.
  7. Know, understand, and follow the SAAC by-laws.

 

(Link to SAAC By-Laws)

  

CODE RED


CODE RED is a SAAC initiative designed to increase intradepartmental support for University of Lynchburg’s athletic programs. Each year, Lynchburg programs get to choose one home event to designate as its CODE RED contest . For that event, all other athletic teams are strongly encouraged to attend in full force to show support for their fellow athletes. CODE RED events allow the entire Lynchburg athletic department to come together and provide an enthusiastic environment for one specific team; the spotlight is on them. Some teams designate their CODE RED to be against a competitive Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival, a highly ranked NCAA team, or a game they might need a little extra support from the crowd.
 
Lynchburg fans cheering in the gym.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS


 

NCAA SAAC NCAA DIII SAAC
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PARTNERSHIP

ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
ESCALATION WORKSHOPS

One Love foundation logo

2017 Workshop Coverage

2018 Workshop Coverage

 

SOCIAL MEDIA


TWITTER            INSTAGRAM

           

SAAC REPRESENTATIVES


Officers

Molly Shephard Alex Allen Fluharty headshot
Molly Shephard
Women's Basketball
President
Alex Allen
Women's Basketball
Vice President
Chad Fluharty
Men's Soccer
Community Service

Logan Adams
Men's Lacrosse
Communications

Representatives

Athletic Training Jess Riquelme
Baseball

Shawn Allen
Austin Keesee

Men's Basketball

Evan Clark
Joey Hamer
Devante' Young

Women's Basketball

Alex Allen
Molly Shephard

Cheerleading

Tony-Lee Kingery
Abigail Herring
Kerighan Farrell

Men's Cross Country Reid Sharkey
Women's Cross Country Kaitlyn Johnson
Equestrian

Dani Herzberg
Hannah Sutphin

Field Hockey

Lindsay Riley
Hunter Wilson

Men's Golf

Harry Hodgert
Josh Petrillo
Branson Terrell

Men's Lacrosse

Logan Adams
Kevin Rogers

Women's Lacrosse

Erin Gardner
Joanna Perry

Men's Soccer

Chad Fluharty
Ryan Pikunas

Women's Soccer

Monica Beck
Rachel Cooke
Caitlin Dorsch
Alyssa Kopsidas
Kara Rombough

Softball

Kayla Hugate
Kortney Leazer

Men's Tennis Colton Mullins
Women's Tennis Lilli Altenburg
Men's Track & Field Shawn Gmurek
Women's Track & Field Keaira Reese
Volleyball

Sydney Frink
Sydney Jamison

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