Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)

SAAC is a committee made of student athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athletic experience, and to offer their input on rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes lives on NCAA member institution campuses.?

Strategic vision for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

The mission of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to serve as a vehicle

to promote communication between the athletic administration and student-athletes at the

University of Minnesota-Crookston by providing a student-athlete voice within the department,

discussing issues and concerns. SAAC also serves in a leadership role recruiting fellow

student-athletes to serve the campus, Crookston, and the surrounding area through a variety of

programs and events. SAAC serves to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting

opportunity, communication and to foster a positive student-athlete image.

Purpose of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

1. Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes

2. To disseminate information back to appropriate athletic teams

3. To provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues

4. To generate a voice within the athletics department formulation of policies

5. To build a sense of community with the athletics program and all athletics teams

6. To solicit student-athlete responses to proposed Northern Sun and NCAA legislation

7. To organize community service efforts

8. To create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide communities

9. To promote a positive student-athlete image on campus

2020-21 SAAC Executive Committee

Co-Presidents: Katie Buttolph (Equestrian), Trey Larimer (Baseball)
Committee Chair (Events): Lauren Wallace (Volleyball)
Committee Chair (CSA/Volunteer): Deaira Gresham (Volleyball)
Committee Chair (Social Media/Marketing): Kayley Melton (Equestrian)
Advisors: Sarah Morgan (Volleyball), Anna Morgan (Volleyball)