Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (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 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 information that follows will assist you in understanding how the network of SAACs, from individual campus committees to the conference and/or national committees, interact and support one another to shape intercollegiate athletics policy and enhance the student-athlete experience.
Statement of the National SAAC's
"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."
2010-2011 Keene State SAAC Roster
|Lauren Sawyer||Women's Lacrosse|
|Maggie Fitter||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Niki Smith||Field Hockey|
|Samantha Hemmingway||Women's Basketball|
|Thomas Paquette||Men's Cross Country/Track|
|Eric MacKnight||Men's Cross Country/Track|
|Blake Nyman||Men's Soccer|
|Bryan Kolacz||Men's Track and Field|
|Danny Silverman||Men's Soccer|
|Chantyl Gable||Women's Basketball|
|Bridget Kline||Women's Swimming and Diving|
|Jessica Laidley||Women's Swimming and Diving|
|Ryan Bourgeios||Men's Basketball|
|Leigh Smith||Field Hockey|
|Kristen Huckins||Women's Soccer|
|Shannon Hennessey||Women's Soccer|
|Brittany Boscarino||Women's Soccer|
|Colin Barnett||Men's Lacrosse|
|Chris Mallon||Men's Lacrosse|
|Amy Knoblock||Women's Cross Country/Track|
|Ryan Martin||Men's Basketball|
|John Ratliff||Athletic Director|
2010-11 KSC Student-Athlete Community Service Events/Projects
The Keene State College athletic department has joined together with the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention to help end rape, sexual assault and gender violence both in the community and at the college. At home games throughout the year, teams will be selling raffle tickets at home games for the "5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men's March."
Here are some other projects that the student-athletes and
coaches have been doing on their own!
Women's Basketball - Car Wash for Scott Cote Memorial Fund
Men's Lacrosse - Men's Lacrosse to Walk for PKD
Men's Lacrosse - Owl Alumni Laxmen to Compete in Charity Round Robin Tournament
Women's Volleyball - Volleyball and Dig Pink Event
Women's Soccer - Breast Cancer Fundraiser at UMass Boston