Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
2010-11 Executive Board
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
|Jenn Corriveau - W. Swimming||March 28, 2011|
|Stu Amick - M. Soccer||April 11, 2011|
|Courtney Mayerick - Field Hockey||April 25, 2011|
|Shane Curran-Hays - M. Soccer|
All meetings take place on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Boyden Building and are open to all student-athletes.
Refer questions to Pete Montague (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are going to crown the inaugural SAAC BBQ champion at the spring BBQ.
The mission of the University of Massachusetts Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by increasing the awareness of opportunities through the sharing of information, protect student-athlete welfare and foster a positive student-athlete image.
1. To actively offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect the student-athletes' lives at the University of Massachusetts and within the NCAA.
2. To provide a forum for student-athletes to express opinions and concerns regarding University of Massachusetts Athletic Department policy. It is also available to provide student-athletes the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on NCAA and Conference proposed legislation as well as other issues that affect student-athlete welfare.
3. To discuss ways to help the UMass Athletic Department to implement principles of student-athlete welfare:
Overall educational experience
Cultural diversity and gender equity
Health and safety
Fairness, openness and honesty
Commitment to service
The SAAC shall consist of two members from each varsity sport team (preferably one upper and one lower classman). Members must be student-athletes who participate in a varsity sport and are eligible by NCAA, Conference and institutional rules and policies. The team's committee representatives shall inform their teams of all committee decisions.
The committee shall have a four-person executive board, including the co-chairs. An Academic Support Counselor and an Athletic Administrator will advise the committee.
The length of each committee member's term shall be one year. The executive board shall be chosen at the penultimate meeting of the school year and shall serve a term of one year.
Each committee member shall have one vote. A decision shall be rendered if it receives a favorable majority vote of those committee members present and voting.
Each team shall nominate two eligible student-athletes. Student-athletes who have previously served on the committee are eligible for re-selection. It is the responsibility of each team to appoint an alternate in the event that its representative is unable to attend a meeting.
There will be at least one meeting per month of the Committee during the Fall and Spring semesters. The remaining meetings will be held in October, November, December, February, March, April, and May. Special meetings may be held if needed.
2010-2011 Team Representatives
Stephanie Lawrence - W. Basketball
Cerie Mosgrove - W. Basketball
Kristin Darling - W. Cross Country
Liz Fisk - W. Cross Country
Courtney Mayerick - Field Hockey
Callie Sweigart - Field Hockey
Nazy Kerr - W. Lacrosse
Riley Perry - W. Lacrosse
Emily Boucher - Rowing
Samantha Schnoerr - Rowing
Lindsey DiOrio - W. Soccer
Rachel Miranda - W. Soccer
Katie Bettencourt - Softball
Audrey Boutin - Softball
Jenn Corriveau - W. Swimming & Diving
Danielle Sekurski - W. Swimming & Diving
Gabriella Jannotta - Tennis
Tanisha Hodgson - Tennis
Stephanie Aguguo - W. Track & Field
Deanna Julian - W. Track & Field
Peter Copa - Baseball
Kyle Multner - Baseball
Sean Carter - M. Basketball
Javorn Farrell - M. Basketball
Dan Barry - M. Cross Country
Kevin Johnson - M. Cross Country
Rob Blanchflower - Football
Ryan Delaire - Football
Marc Concannon - Ice Hockey
Mike Marcou - Ice Hockey
Will Manny - M. Lacrosse
Greg Rushing - M. Lacrosse
Stuart Amick - M. Soccer
Shane Curran-Hays - M. Soccer
Beau Garufi - M. Swimming & Diving
Kyle Jennings - M. Swimming & Diving
Mark Hewitt - M. Track & Field
Daniel Wu - M. Track & Field
Tennis - M. Soccer
Rowing - 4/2 vs. Colgate
SAAC representatives from four teams gathered teammates to facilitate the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes in September. (INSERT PICTURES)
SAAC sent about a dozen student-athletes to eat breakfast and spend time with children at Crocker Farms Elementary School on one Friday during both the fall and spring semesters.