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.
- 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 2015-16
Fundraising for Cancer Patients
Adopt a Highway
Special Olympics – Volleyball Tournament, Swim Meet
2015-16 SAAC Members
Office Name Sport
Abby Jones Volleyball
Ali Renz Volleyball
Advisor Ann Bolton Senior Women's Administrator
Assistant Athletic Director
Brett Cournoyer Men's Soccer
Caleb Courtney Baseball
Caleb Prigge Baseball
Caleb Wagner Men's Cross Country
Clint Saxon Football
President David Wenthold Men's Basketball
Heather White Volleyball
Jonah Scott Football
MBU Crazies Leader Josh Davidson Josh Kruit Men's Cross Country
Vice President Julie Roer Women's Basketball
Katie Vander Pluym Women's Cross Country
Margo Watson Women's Cross Country
Matt Sheeley Men's Soccer
Vice President Matthew Rueb Men's Basketball
Matthew Wetzel Football
Micah Burdett Baseball
Michala Marino Women's Soccer
Mikayla Lehman Women's Basketball
Natascha Vinz Women's Soccer
Olivia Doerstling Women's Soccer
Rachel Glaze Softball
Advisor Rob Thompson Athletic Director
Stacy Reinke Volleyball
Timothy Rogers Baseball
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.