Student-Athlete Advisory Committees

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 also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.

"The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."

Click here to view the SAAC Constitution (.doc)

Next meeting date: 
Fall 2015
*All regularly scheduled meetings are at 12:00 p.m. and last no longer than an hour.
Meetings will be held every other week.

Spring 2015 SAAC Representatives

President Krista Knapke
Vice President
(voted on in the fall)
Secretary Maria Roberts
MIAA Representatives Sarah Macius - MIAA Secretary
SGA Representative Emilie Vanneste
SAB Representative open
Basketball Sarah Macius
  Kelsey Ronan
Cross Country Caitlin Blum
Colleen Ogren
Golf Courtney Carlson
  Janice Heffernan
Lacrosse Kristen Whalen
  Emilie Vanneste
Soccer Lindsay Rzepecki
  Kay Thursby
Softball Angela Dainelli
  Caitlyn Migawa
Tennis Maddie Minaudo
  Kaity Venters
Volleyball Angela Bukur
  Meaghan Gibbons


  • Past MIAA SAAC Leadership Positions

Kaitlin Teichman (soccer), MIAA SAAC Vice President, 2011-12; MIAA SAAC President, 2012-13