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 Student Athlete Advisory Committee activities photo album
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Faith Lutheran Autograph Day Photo Album

Bearkat All-Sports Picnic Story and Photo Album

2014 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Mission Statement:

The Sam Houston State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is dedicated to providing the opportunity for student-athletes to have a quality academic and athletic experience that will culminate in graduation from Sam Houston. This committee represents a commitment from student-athletes, coaches and administrators to achieve excellence in the following manner.

A. To improve communication between student-athletes in different sports, as well as coaches, administrators, the student body and the

B. By providing a voice for student-athletes to express at all levels of the university their suggestions and concerns regarding the athletics programs, to review support of individuals and their teams, to assist the athletic department in establishing policies and to recommend changes for improving the student-athletes experience.

C. To create the opportunity for student-athletes to have a positive athletic experience, to develop professional skills and work habits, to facilitate peer involvement, to fulfill the responsibilities that are part of the privilege of being a student-athlete, and to express pride in SHSU and team achievements.

D. To obtain recognition and encouragement from the student body, the faculty, the administration, alumni and the press for the individual and team accomplishments of student-athletes in all sports.

E. To provide equal treatment for female and male student-athletes concerning issues such as scholarship opportunities, facilities, quality of coaching and marketing support, without regard to ethnicity or gender.  

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Executive Council

 Sarah Allison  Sally Clavelle  Fluty  Anna Groce  Donald Jackson





Jackson III

 Alex Padron  Ryan Saam  Deveney Wells-Gibson  Kara Whitson  

BASEBALL: Andrew Godail, Wyatt Powell
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Jesse Lopez, Aurimas Majauskas
WOMENS BASKETBALL: Jasmin Anderson, Salli Clavelle
BOWLING: Janine Kuwahara
FOOTBALL: Darion Flowers, Ragan Henderson, Kevin Jackson, Zach Stevens, Sammy Webb
MEN'S GOLF: Klein Klotz
WOMEN'S GOLF: Abby Corson
SOCCER: Madison Bible, Kylie Hambleton, Jordan Jarzombek
SOFTBALL: Haley Baros, Jessica Slater
TENNIS: Olivia Battye
MEN'S TRACK: Jay Roberson, Logan Terry, Matt Viverette
WOMEN'S TRACK: Ana Moreno, Kaylynne Wright, Katelyn Wynn
TRAINERS: Howard Sylve, Alysia Winn
VOLLEYBALL: CeCe Coleman, Michelle Griffith
MANAGERS: Joshua Pratt, Jacob Schaefer


Current Events:
Financial Breakfast (during Financial Literacy Week)
    Keynote speaker- Rachel Ramsey Cruze, daughter of financial expert Dave Ramsey 

SAAC Program Events:
* Faculty Athletic Counsil
* Student-Athlete Welfare Committee
* Discipline Policy Development
* Liaison between Athletic Administration, Coaches, and Student-Athletes
* NCAA Exit Exam Development Committee
* Southland Conference
"Twelve Days of Christmas" project
* Bearkat Mentor Program
* Designated Driver Team Program
* Public/Private Schools Special Programs
----- Jump Rope for Heart
----- Read-a-thon
* Ambassadors for the SH Association Hall of Honor Dinner
* Pop Tab Collection, Ronald McDonald House M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
* Student Athlete Affairs
* Assist in sponsoring campus programs (example-"Think Pink")
* Athletic Department Trash Bash
* NCAA Leadership Conference Participants (regional and national)
* Diversity Programs
* Letterwinners Reception
* Multicultural & International Student programs
* Food Drive/Good Shepherd Mission
* SAAFE House Program
* Saturday's At Sam
* National Student Athlete Day
* Review of institutional student life policies and recommend enforcement procedures for student-athletes
* Title IX Advisory Committee
* Assist athletic department in letter award process
* Vote on NCAA Legislation
* Southland Conference SAAC Advisory Committee
* National Alcohol Awareness Week
* Bearkat Partners meeting presentations
* Huntsville Item Sponsor A Classroom

Offices actively hold roles on advisory committees (Examples: NCAA Certification process, Southland Conference compliance reviews; SHSU internal audits; Athletic Advisory Council; Compliance staff meetings; and CHAMPS Life Skills


Faculty Athletic Committee Luncheon Faculty Athletic Committee Luncheon
Food Drive Christmas In Southland
Night of Champions  Houston Food Bank distribution 
 Kats & Kids  Pop Tab Drive
 Christmas Supply Drive  SAAC Fall Picnic
 Pop Tabs  Food Distribution

2011 Bearkat All-Sports Picnic Story and Photo Album
2012 Bearkat All-Sports Picnic Story and Photo Album
Pop Tab Drive for Ronald McDonald House
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