SAAC Picnic 2015

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  Student-Athlete Handbook

Headlines:
•  Bearkat student-athletes send off Spirit Groups 
•  University & SAAC leaders luncheon
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•  SAAC Picnic Gets 2015-16 Year Off To Big Start
•  Bearkats Collect 300 Lbs of Pop Tabs
•  SAAC Champions Leadership Luncheon April 8 
•  35 SHSU Student-Athletes earn "Who's Who" distinction
•  Bearkats bring Christmas Cheer to local elementary kids

• Faculty Athletic Committee / SAAC Luncheon photos
 Student Athlete Advisory Committee activities photo album
Enterprise Holdings "Maximize the Leader In You" workshop

Faith Lutheran Autograph Day Photo Album

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Bearkat All-Sports Picnic Story and Photo Album

SAAC Officers 2015-16

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
public.

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

SAAC Executive Council 

REPRESENTATIVES
BASEBALL: Lance Miles, Jordan Church
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dakarai Henderson, Jesse Lopez
WOMENS BASKETBALL: Amanda Barnes
BOWLING: Janine Kuwahara
FOOTBALL: Darion Flowers, Ragan Henderson, Kevin Jackson, Zach Stevens, Sammy Webb, Wyatt Pennington
MEN'S GOLF: Andrew Ertel
WOMEN'S GOLF: Sarah Black
SOCCER: Kylie Hambleton, Jordan Jarzombek, Allie Johnson
SOFTBALL: Jordan Franks, Ashley Kopps
TENNIS: Mila Milanovic
MEN'S TRACK: Tyler Adams, Michael Nichols, Tristen Wendt
WOMEN'S TRACK: Ruth Amaku, Frances Porter, Elizabeth Lyssy
TRAINERS: Howard Sylve, Alsia Winn
VOLLEYBALL: Shelby Genung, Claire Kilpatrick
MANAGERS: Joshua Pratt, Zach Meador

 
Current Events:
* All SAAC members participated in the Student-Athlete Affairs class 

SAAC Program Events:
* Faculty Athletic Council
* Student-Athlete Welfare Committee
* Discipline Policy Development
* Liaison between Athletic Administration, Coaches, and Student-Athletes
* NCAA Exit Exam Development Committee
* Sponsor annual All-Sports picnic
* Sponsor "Athletes Supporting Athletes"
* Southland Conference "Twelve Days of Christmas" project
     (also known as the School Supply Drive)
*  Houston Food Bank - Community Distribution
*  Semester meetings with the athletic director
* Bearkat Mentor Program
* Designated Driver Team Program
* Public/Private Schools Special Programs (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")
* 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 staff meeting presentations

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

 Sprit SendOff
Sam Houston student-athletes at send-off for SHSU Spirit Groups to NCA/NDA event in Florida

 SAAC Officers at Luncheon
SAAC leaders after luncheon with top Sam Houston administration officers

 Ring Ceremony March
SAAC Officers & Team Representatives escort rings for 2016 Sam Houston ring ceremony, March 16, 2016

 Who's Who Honor Recipients

SAAC Picnic Volleyball SAAC Picnic Football
SAAC Picnic Golf SAAC Picnic 2015
SAAC Picnic Baseball SAAC Picnic Volleyball
Pop Tab Drive Night of Champions MVPs
SAAC Ledership Luncheon SAAC Champions Leaderrship Luncheon
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
  PHOTO ALBUMS OF PAST SAAC ACTIVITIES:
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
Enterprise Assisting Excellence at SHSU before and after graduation