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 ODAC SAAC NCAA DIII SAAC
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PARTNERSHIP
ODAC logo

2019 Special Olympics Clinic Coverage

ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
ESCALATION WORKSHOPS

DIVISION III WEEK  

One Love foundation logo

2017 Workshop Coverage

2018 Workshop Coverage

2019 Workshop Coverage

NCAA d3week logo

2020 Division III Week Webpage

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA


TWITTER            INSTAGRAM

           

SAAC REPRESENTATIVES


Photo of 2018-19 SAAC members

2019-20 Officers

Fluharty SAAC headshot headshot headshot Lindsay Riley SAAC headshot
Chad Fluharty
Men's Soccer
President
Shawn Gmurek
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Vice President
Shawn Allen
Baseball
Community Service

Lindsay Riley
Field Hockey
Communications

2019-20 SAAC Representatives

Athletic Training Denequa Glover
Ticynn London
Baseball

Shawn Allen
Parker Shaffer
Brandon Pond

Men's Basketball

Reggie Davis
Joey Hamer
Tharon Suggs

Women's Basketball

Maggie Quarles
Meredith Vetter
Brooke Vetter

Cheerleading

Kerighan Farrell
Sarah Snowman

Men's Cross Country Reid Sharkey
Women's Cross Country Stephanie Burnett
Equestrian

Dani Herzberg
Taylor Herzog
Abbie DeFino
Olivia Smith

Field Hockey

Lindsey Riley
Alex Rebman
Kaylie Truitt
Alex Boatwright

Men's Golf

Noah Siman

Women's Golf

Lily Self

Men's Lacrosse

Alec Pupshis
Kevin Rogers

Women's Lacrosse

Erin Gardner
Korinne LeMaire

Men's Soccer

Chad Fluharty
Ben Mackey

Women's Soccer

Caitlin Dorsch
Monica Beck
Dana Seavey
Emma Hiett

Softball

Olivia Herman
Kayla Hugate
Kortney Leazer
Haylee Wood

Men's Swimming

Jackson Boyles

Women's Swimming

Haydn Updike

Men's Tennis Vincent Oliver
Women's Tennis Ellen Druebbisch
Men's Track & Field Shawn Gmurek
Women's Track & Field Jessica Cammarata
Volleyball

Sydney Frink
Flinn Christian
Katie Cornelius

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No Event
Mon Oct 14
at VSGA Intercollegiate, Blacksburg CC, Blacksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Oct 15
at VSGA Intercollegiate, Blacksburg CC, Blacksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Fri Oct 18
6 p.m.
Bridgewater
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Oct 18
6 p.m.
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
at VSGA Intercollegiate, James River CC, Newport News, Va. -- Day 1
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No events to show.
Fri Nov 08
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Fri Nov 08
6:00 PM
Albertus Magnus
vs. Lynchburg
@ Hood College MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, VA CNU Classic
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Christopher Newport Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No events to show.
Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Championship
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No Event
Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Note time change
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Championship
No Event
No Event
No Event
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