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 and WAC SAAC as models, 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. SAAC is an excellent way for the student-athletes' 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.



Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

2016-17 Members 

President: Katie Rottman

Vice Presidents: Iris Ivanis, Sara Dominguez, Mandie Maddux

Secretary: Isabella Butterfield

SGSU Rep: Claire Johnston

Social Media: Kelli Woodman

Advisor: Erin Engelhardt 

2015-2016 Representatives:

Cross Country: Moira O'Connor Lenth

Track and Field: Mandie Maddux 

Men's Soccer: Patrick Clifford

Women's Soccer: Isabelle Butterfield 

Women's Volleyball: Kahle Elliot and Iris Ivanis

Women's Swimming: Emma Foster and Katie Rottman

Women's Tennis: Kelli Woodman

Men's Golf: Ahren Young

Rowing: Meghan Ricci

Women's Golf: Dorsey Addicks

Men's Swimming: Grant Gooding

Softball: Megan Ottino and Sara Dominguez

Women's Basketball: Delanie Parry

Men's Basketball: TBD

Baseball: Connor Moore and Cameron Sterne

Men's Tennis: Connor Leahy and Matt Alderson

Cheer & Dance: Tyler Christopher

The Seattle University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee was formed for the fol­lowing purposes:

  1. To streamline and promote efficient communication between administration and student-athletes to better serve their needs.
  2. 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.
  3. To encourage more involvement of the student-athletes in campus and com­munity projects.
  4. To design and provide programs which will encourage academic achieve­ment, health promotion, social responsibility, and general awareness.
  5. To promote better communication between teams.

  SAAC Constitution

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