SAAC

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.

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 2014-15

Fundraising for Cancer Patients
Adopt a Highway
Half-Time Contests
Helped at Special Olympics – Volleyball Tournaments, Swim Meets, etc.

2014-15 SAAC Members

OfficeNameSport
PresidentTaylor PillMen's Soccer
Vice PresidentEmily ThompsonVolleyball
Vice PresidentDavid WentholdMen's Basketball
MBU Crazies LeaderJosh Davidson
Robert TruaxMen's Cross Country
Caleb WagnerMen's Cross Country
Margo WatsonWomen's Cross Country
Katie Vander PluymWomen's Cross Country
Jackson MillerMen's Soccer
Timothy RogersMen's Soccer
Sam SwiatekVolleyball
Softball
Stacy ReinkeVolleyball
Women's Basketball
Clint SaxonFootball
Matthew WetzelFootball
Natascha VinzWomen's Soccer
Michala MarinoWomen's Soccer
Olivia DoerstlingWomen's Soccer
Matthew RuebMen's Basketball
Andrew McKinneyMen's Basketball
Emily BoogerSoftball
Caleb PriggeBaseball
Micah BurdettBaseball
AdvisorAnn BoltonSenior Women's Administrator
Assistant Athletic Director
AdvisorRob ThompsonAthletic 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.