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
SGSU Rep: Claire Johnston
Social Media: Kelli Woodman
Advisor: Erin Engelhardt

2015-2016 Representatives

Cross Country: Matthew Seidel and Moira O'Connor Lenth
Track and Field: Mandie Maddux and Cam Peters
Men's Soccer: Ozzie Ramos, Nathan Aune and Patrick Clifford
Women's Soccer: Isabelle Butterfield and Kat Retz
Women's Volleyball: Kahle Elliot and Iris Ivanis
Women's Swimming: Emma Foster and Katie Rottman
Women's Tennis: Kelli Woodman and Madison Maloney
Men's Golf: Ahren Young
Rowing: Meghan Ricci and Molly Hammond
Women's Golf: Dorsey Addicks
Men's Swimming: Greg Raper and Grant Gooding
Softball: Megan Ottino and Sara Dominguez
Women's Basketball: Joana Alves and Delanie Parry
Men's Basketball: Jake Spurgeon and Zack Moore
Baseball: Connor Moore and Cameron Sterne
Men's Tennis: Connor Leahy and Matt Alderson
Cheer & Dance: Tiffany Myers


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.


SAAC Constitution


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