SAAC

About SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee)

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee serves as a conduit between the students and the Athletic Department. Each sport elects at least one full-time representative to the group and the SAAC conducts one meeting each month.

The role of SAAC is to communicate students’ concerns to the Athletic Department and administration, but also help coordinate student-related activities at campus athletic events. SAAC members are also involved in several community service projects each year.

Purposes:

  • To act as a liaison between the student athletes and the athletic department.
  • To give input regarding the sport procedures.
  • To promote effective communication to the administration.
  • To provide suggestions on programs designed to serve the student athletes needs.
  • To act as a liaison between the students and the NCAA & NCCAA.
  • To help coordinate workers for concessions and games.

 Functions:

  • Organizing activities promoting fan sportsmanship and appreciation.
  • Improving the MBU student-athlete experience

Contact

Please contact a SAAC team representative with ideas and concerns. The student body is welcome to express their ideas and concerns to any SAAC member directly.

Projects for 2015-16

Fundraising for Cancer Patients
Adopt a Highway
Half-Time Contests
Special Olympics – Volleyball Tournament, Swim Meet

2015-16 SAAC Members

OfficeNameSport
Abby JonesVolleyball
Ali RenzVolleyball
AdvisorAnn BoltonSenior Women's Administrator
Assistant Athletic Director
Brett CournoyerMen's Soccer
Caleb CourtneyBaseball
Caleb PriggeBaseball
Caleb WagnerMen's Cross Country
Clint SaxonFootball
PresidentDavid WentholdMen's Basketball
Heather WhiteVolleyball
Softball
Jonah ScottFootball
MBU Crazies LeaderJosh Davidson
Josh KruitMen's Cross Country
Vice PresidentJulie RoerWomen's Basketball
Katie Vander PluymWomen's Cross Country
Margo WatsonWomen's Cross Country
Matt SheeleyMen's Soccer
Vice PresidentMatthew RuebMen's Basketball
Matthew WetzelFootball
Micah BurdettBaseball
Michala MarinoWomen's Soccer
Mikayla LehmanWomen's Basketball
Natascha VinzWomen's Soccer
Olivia DoerstlingWomen's Soccer
Rachel GlazeSoftball
Volleyball
AdvisorRob ThompsonAthletic Director
Stacy ReinkeVolleyball
Women's Basketball
Timothy RogersBaseball

History of Service

2014-15: Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (fb, vb, socc, baseb), cancer awareness fundraising for Cindy Borchardt and Jane Morrison, helped at Special Olympics event.

2013-14: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (vb, socc, bb), cancer awareness fundraising (MB4U) for Anne Moliter, helped at Special Olympics Swim Meet.
2012-13: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (fb, vb, socc, bb)
2011-12: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball)
2010-11: Donated 1.003 food items to the Watertown Food Bank
2009-10: New committee structure to improve involvement; Donated 1.400 cans to the Watertown Food Bank; Men’s basketball theme nights
2008-09: NAC Cans Across the Conference, 2nd Place; Attend the NCAA Leadership Conference
2007-08: Co-ed volleyball times; Attend the NCAA Leadership Conference
2006-07: Attend the NCAA Leadership Conference
2005-06: Helped formulate an action plan to address issues from the 2004-05 Athletic Survey; Organized halftime volleyball contests; Initiated Sunday evening gym hours; Developed sportsmanship guidelines; Institutional Scholar Athlete Awards Program
2003-04 and 2004-05: Initiation of sportsmanship incentive – “Sportsmanship starts with you”; Crusader Crazies T-shirt; Schedule advertisements around Watertown; Purchased equipment.