About SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee)
The Student Athletic Advisory Committee serves as a conduit between the students and the Athletic Department. Each sport elects three representatives 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.
- 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.
- Organizing activities promoting fan sportsmanship and appreciation.
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 2013-14
Food Donations for Watertown Food Pantry
Fundraising for Cancer Patients
Adopt a Highway
2013-14 SAAC Members
President Taylor Pill Men's Soccer
Vice President Erin Steuerwald Volleyball
Vice President Ricky Warren Wrestling
Robert Truax Men's Cross Country
Anna Witan Women's Cross Country
Brian Lundquist Men's Soccer
Jackson Miller Men's Soccer
Lauren Schulz Volleyball
Sam Swiatek Volleyball
Stacy Reinke Volleyball
Shane Saxon Football
Nathan Armstead Football
Brandon McCormick Football
Harmony Lorch Women's Soccer
Michala Marino Women's Soccer
Olivia Doerstling Women's Soccer
Tanner Moses Men's Basketball
Andrew McKinney Men's Basketball
David Wenthold Men's Basketball
Laci Peterson Women's Basketball
Emily Thompson Softball
Emily Boogher Softball
Timothy Rogers Baseball
Stephen Bishop Baseball
Cody Borland Baseball
Advisor Ann Bolton Senior Women's Administrator
Assistant Athletic Director
Advisor Rob Thompson Athletic Director
History of Accomplishments
2012-13: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (fb, vb, sc, 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.