The NCAA sponsors a Division-wide Student Athlete Advisory Committee whose mission is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-athlete image. The Division I SAAC is guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity, fairness and respect for diversity, which shall include attention to gender, race, ethnicity and sport.
With the division-wide SAAC as a model, the Seattle University Athletics Department sponsors a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee specific to our institution. This group serves in an advisory capacity to the Athletics Department and University as needed.
This is an excellent way for the student-athlete’s voice to be heard by and represented to the administration. The Redhawk SAAC is comprised of two members of each intercollegiate team. The student-athletes are nominated by their Head Coaches and are expected to be leaders and exemplary role models for their respective teams, as well as to all student-athletes and the general student body.
The Seattle University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee was formed for the following purposes:
To streamline and promote efficient communication between administration and student-athletes to better serve their needs.
To provide the student-athlete population with an opportunity to more effectively communicate with the administration and offer suggestions on programs designed to serve those needs.
To encourage more involvement of the student-athletes in campus and community projects.
To design and provide programs which will encourage academic achievement, health promotion, social responsibility, and general awareness.
To promote better communication between teams.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Advisor: Erin Engelhardt
Graduate Students: Erin Karner
President: Kristen James
Secretary: Kelly Beck
Social Media: Katie Rottman
Representatives for Each Sport:
Track and Field: Amanda Maddux and Shaddye Melu
Women's Soccer: Izzy Butterfield and Kelly Beck
Women's Tennis: Kelli Woodman
Men's Golf: Ahren Young
Women's Golf: Dorsey Addicks
Cheer & Dance: Tyler Christopher & Alex Purdy