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SU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)


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:


  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


Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

2015-2016 Members


Advisor: Erin Engelhardt 

Graduate Students: Erin Karner


President: Kristen James

Vice Presidents:
Jennifer Cruz , Nick Connors

Secretary: Kelly Beck

SGSU Rep: open

Social Media: Katie Rottman

WAC SAAC President: Baxter Arguinchona


Representatives for Each Sport:

Cross Country: Moira O'Connor Lenth and Baxter Arguinchona

Track and Field: Mandie Maddux and Shaddye Melu

Men's Soccer: Jeff Rose and Patrick Clifford

Women's Soccer: Isabelle Butterfield and Kelly Beck

Women's Volleyball: Kahle Elliot and Iris Ivanis

Women's Swimming: Emma Foster and Katie Rottman

Women's Tennis: Kristen James and Kelli Woodman

Men's Golf: Ahren Young

Jennifer Cruz and Meghan Ricci

Women's Golf: Dorsey Addicks

Men's Swimming:
 Nick Connors and Will Wertz

 Megan Ottino and Sara Dominguez

Women's Basketball: Kristin Stoffel and Kaylee Best
     Alternate: Delanie Parry

Men's Basketball: William Powell and Manny Chibuogwu

Connor Moore and Cameron Sterne

Men's Tennis: Connor Leahy and Matt Alderson

Cheer & Dance: Tyler Christopher & Alex Purdy

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