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
Sydney Curtis, Executive Member
Brandon Fiala, Executive Member
Marie Johnston, Executive Member
M.J. Ulrich, Executive Member
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.
|Athletic Training||Andrea Choo||Kaite Coerse|
|Baseball||Cole Kragel||Joey Sullivan|
|Men's Basketball||Greg Donlon||Matthew Galloway|
|Women's Basketball||Sami Hill||Regan Magarity|
|Men's Golf||Ian Hildebrand||Joey Lane|
|Women's Golf||Amanda Hollandsworth||Allison Woodward|
|Lacrosse||Mary Claire Byrne||Kristine Loscalzo||Haley Lukefahr|
|Men's Soccer||Ben Lundgaard||Gino Rossi||Collin Verfurth|
|Women's Soccer||Blayne Fink|
|Softball||Mikaela Aiken||Kinsey Johnson|
|Spirit Programs||Morgan Altizer||Troy Bergin||Danielle Fitzpatrick|
|Men's Swim/Dive||Harrison Pierce||Zach Switzer|
|Women's Swim/Dive||Caroline Buscaglia||Jess Hespeler|
|Men's Tennis||Mitchell Harper||Freddy Mesmer|
|Women's Tennis||Sloan Barton||Sansitha Nandakumar|
|Men's Track & Field||James Carver||Alex Merritt|
|Men's Cross Country||Daniel Jaskowak||Ashkan Mohammadi|
|Women's Track & Field||Olivia Privitera||Amanda Swaak|
|Women's Cross Country||Abigail Motley|
|Wrestling||Zach Epperly||Ty Walz|