Western Carolina Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Updated Jan. 11, 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)

2015-2016 Western Carolina SAAC Officers

Name (Sport) Office
Courtney Rosu (Women's Soccer)President
Kasey Cooke (Women's Soccer) Vice President
Mariah Hopkins (Women's Golf) Secretary
B.J. Nobles (Baseball) Philanthropy co-Chair
Alexa Frankeny (Women's Soccer) Philanthropy co-Chair
Erika Joseph (Women's Basketball Social Media co-Chair
Brianne Mack (Women's Basketball Social Media co-Chair
Nicole Nielly (Women's Tennis) Spirit Chair
Bethany Galloway (Women's Golf) Community Service co-Chair
Lauren Saxby (Volleyball) Community Service co-Chair
Stacey Miller(Senior Woman Administrator) Advisor

2014-15 Western Carolina SAAC Sport Representatives

Name Sport

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