Student-Athlete Advisory Committee


Mission Statement and Purpose:

  • Promote effective communication between the Virginia Tech Athletics Department Administration and student-athlete population.
  • To provide Virginia Tech student-athletes with opportunities that foster personal growth, leadership development and team building.
  • To create, plan and implement outreach initiatives on campus and within the surrounding community.
  • To increase the level of communication and camaraderie among teams in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.


2016-17 EXECUTIVE TEAM


Matt Dauby, President
Baseball

Sydney Curtis, Executive Member
Women's Soccer

Brandon Fiala, Executive Member
Men's Swimming

Marie Johnston, Executive Member
Women's Soccer

M.J. Ulrich, Executive Member
Women's Swimming


What is SAAC?
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a leadership group consisting of student-athletes representing all sports at Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech SAAC provides insight on the student-athlete experience and offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that effect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. SAAC members serve as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators in an effort to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation.

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.


SAAC REPRESENTATIVES

TeamRepresentativeRepresentativeRepresentative
Athletic TrainingAndrea ChooKaite Coerse
BaseballCole KragelJoey Sullivan
Men's BasketballGreg DonlonMatthew Galloway
Women's BasketballSami HillRegan Magarity
FootballSeth Dooley
Men's GolfWill DumaJoey Lane
Women's GolfAmanda HollandsworthAllison Woodward
LacrosseMary Claire ByrneKristine LoscalzoHaley Lukefahr
Men's SoccerAlessandro MionGino RossiCollin Verfurth
Women's SoccerBlayne Fink
SoftballMikaela AikenKinsey Johnson
Spirit ProgramsMorgan AltizerTroy BerginDanielle Fitzpatrick
Men's Swim/DiveHarrison PierceZach Switzer
Women's Swim/DiveCaroline BuscagliaJess HespelerSavannah Padgett
Men's TennisMitchell HarperFreddy Mesmer
Women's TennisSloan BartonSansitha Nandakumar
Men's Track & FieldJames CarverAlex Merritt
Men's Cross CountryDaniel JaskowakAshkan Mohammadi
Women's Track & FieldOlivia PriviteraAmanda Swaak
Women's Cross CountryAbigail Motley
VolleyballKatie KruegerJaila Tolbert
WrestlingZach EpperlyTy Walz