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Western Carolina Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Updated Oct. 27, 2016

Mission Statement of the NCAA SAAC

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

Purpose of the Southern Conference SAAC

"The purpose of the organization shall be to lay the foundation for developing the SoCon SAAC into a solid organization, while utilizing each other's resources and providing guidance to strengthen SAACs throughout the Southern Conference."

Specifically to:
1. Be an organization in which individuals serve as a voice for their institution
2. Share ideas, network, and develop lasting friendships
3. Try to address issues and problems
4. Create opportunities for unity, change, and rewards
5. Foster communication among all schools in the conference

Purpose of the Western Carolina SAAC

"The purpose of each institutional SAAC is to promote and actively encourage the involvement of student-athletes on campus and in their communities, while allowing those student-athletes to have an open line of communication to voice their concerns to institutional administrations and the conference office."(Idea was established by the SoCon)

2016-2017 Western Carolina SAAC Officers

Name (Sport) Office
Kasey Cooke (Women's Soccer)President
Eynde Frazier (Women's Soccer) Vice President
Ali Frankeny (Women's Soccer) Secretary
Dakoda Hawkins (Volleyball) Community Service co-Chair
Lauren Saxby (Volleyball) Community Service co-Chair
Gaby Hurt (Women's Tennis) Social Media co-Chair
Alexa Webb (Women's Tennis) Social Media co-Chair
Morgan Childress (Cheerleading) Spirit Chair
Ashley Foster (Cheerleading) Spirit Chair
Bethany Galloway (Women's Golf) External Affairs co-Chair
B.J. Nobles (Baseball) External Affairs co-Chair
Stacey Miller(Senior Woman Administrator) Advisor

2016-17 Western Carolina SAAC Sport Representatives

Name Sport
B.J. Nobles Baseball
Pierce Suttles Baseball
Marc Gosselin Men's Basketball
Elijah Pughsley Men's Basketball
Angel Allen Women's Basketball
Julia Brown Women's Basketball
Emily Hatfield Women's Basketball
Morgan Childress Cheerleading
Ashley Foster Cheerleading
Keion Crossen Football
Tyson Dickson Football
Kaleb Spry Football
Jackson Bishop Men's Golf
Lawson King Men's Golf
Bethany Galloway Women's Golf
Ashley Thompson Women's Golf
Kasey Cooke Women's Soccer
Eynde Frazier Women's Soccer
Ali Frankeny Women's Soccer
Kara Salvo Softball
Gaby Hurt Women's Tennis
Alexa Webb Women's Tennis
Thor Smith Men's Track & Field
Mateius Brown Men's Track & Field
Hailey Cook Women's Track & Field
Madison Goode Women's Track & Field
Dakoda Hawkins Volleyball
Lauren Saxby Volleyball