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.
- Improving the MBU student-athlete experience
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 2014-15
Fundraising for Cancer Patients
Adopt a Highway
Helped at Special Olympics – Volleyball Tournaments, Swim Meets, etc.
2014-15 SAAC Members
Office Name Sport
President Taylor Pill Men's Soccer
Vice President Emily Thompson Volleyball
Vice President David Wenthold Men's Basketball
MBU Crazies Leader Josh Davidson Robert Truax Men's Cross Country
Caleb Wagner Men's Cross Country
Margo Watson Women's Cross Country
Katie Vander Pluym Women's Cross Country
Jackson Miller Men's Soccer
Timothy Rogers Men's Soccer
Sam Swiatek Volleyball
Stacy Reinke Volleyball
Clint Saxon Football
Matthew Wetzel Football
Natascha Vinz Women's Soccer
Michala Marino Women's Soccer
Olivia Doerstling Women's Soccer
Matthew Rueb Men's Basketball
Andrew McKinney Men's Basketball
Emily Booger Softball
Caleb Prigge Baseball
Micah Burdett Baseball
Advisor Ann Bolton Senior Women's Administrator
Assistant Athletic Director
Advisor Rob Thompson Athletic Director
History of Accomplishments
2013-14: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (fb, vb, sc, bb), cancer awareness fundraising for Cindy Borchardt and Jane Morrison, 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, 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.