The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a vital leadership component of the APER Department, comprised of student-athletes from each of the teams. These representatives work as liaisons to the athletic department staff, act as peer mentors, and help produce department- and campus-wide events.
The program encompasses the whole individual; topics that will be addressed throughout the academic year include eating disorders, alcohol and addictive behavior, depression and grief, values, diversity, fiscal responsibility, community outreach, peer education, and career development.
SAAC activities have included representing the department on visiting days, inviting guest speakers to campus, and providing input on some departmental policies. SAAC also assists with planning events like Cyclone Day and the Athletic Awards Banquet, as well as planning programs for fellow student-athletes funded by NCAA grants.
SAAC Members 2017-2018
Cross Country: Coco Kennedy, Laura Schultz
Rowing: Ellie Berke, Julian Mokgoatsana
Soccer: Dalia Pimentel, Jessica Wong
Swimming: Juli Lopez
If you are interested in learning more about SAAC, contact Neil Virtue. Talk to your coach if you would like to be one of your team’s SAAC representatives.
Student-Athletes celebrate Cyclone Spirit Week 2014
Dodgeball hosted by SAAC
Cyclone Day 2017 - Alameda Beach Clean-up and picnic