Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

As the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), it is our mission to encourage responsible behavior on and off the athletic fields, and to instill positive leadership qualities, good sportsmanship and teamwork. We will promote equity for all student-athletes and respect for both ourselves and others while conducting ourselves in a professional manner with integrity and honor.

Purpose: 

SAAC serves as a vehicle for addressing and discussing concerns and issues facing student-athletes. The committee shall represent all student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate athletics. In addition, the committee will promote and celebrate student-athletes’ achievements. As a whole community, we will promote and embrace SUNY Delhi. It is recommended that this committee act as a subcommittee to the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Board.

Functions:

The SAAC will serve as the liaison between the student-athletes of (NCAA - Division III) USCAA and NAIA member institutions and the administrators. The committee will serve as a voice to represent the concerns of all student-athletes and to discuss issues effecting student-athlete well-being, as well as the positive attributes student-athletes bring to their campus.

Committee Members:

Committee members shall be appointed by the end of the spring semester (if not possible, they must be appointed by September 1). Athletes selected to serve on this committee will be nominated by their respective head coaches of their teams and will be approved by the Associate A.D.

Term:

Individual committee members shall serve a minimum of two semesters and may serve more than one term. Each representative should have an alternate appointed in the event that they cannot attend. The committee encourages that student-athletes not be appointed or elected to serve solely for their senior year. All students must be in good academic standing. Officers must serve at least two semesters or until they leave school. More than one unexcused absence may result in possible removal from the committee.

Meetings:

Meetings will be held monthly unless notified otherwise.

Athletic Department Advisor: Vicki Andruszkiewicz, effective January 2017

Officers:

Our division of SAAC has appointed the following representatives as officers to be selected:
President: Molly Greene
Vice President: Alhasane Sako
Secretary: Jacqueline Slentz
Treasurer: Nikita Hall
Marketing Representative: Jewel Pignetti

SAAC Members/Team Representative:

VOLLEYBALL Kristen Maslanka    
SOCCER (M) Alhasane Sako SOCCER (W) Jacqueline Slentz
SOFTBALL Molly Greene    
CROSS COUNTRY (M) Jack Hopkins CROSS COUNTRY (W) Jewel Pignetti
BASKETBALL (M) William Knight BASKETBALL (W) Erica Cornmire
MEN'S LACROSSE Brandon Katz    
TENNIS (M) Lac Van    
GOLF (M) Alex Fisher GOLF (W) Lauren Schnoor
TRACK & FIELD (M) Brandon Holliday TRACK & FIELD (W) Nikita Hall
SWIMMING & DIVING (W) Samantha Bowker    

 

2016-17 SAAC Recap

Spring 2017 marks our first semester implementing the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at SUNY Delhi. Coaches in the SUNY Delhi athletic department designated representatives for each sport and a committee of 14 members was formed. During our first meeting, we elected four officers- a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We also discussed what the SAAC is all about and what our mission is at SUNY Delhi.

The rest of our meetings for the semester were to discuss two major events for the spring. The first event took place during the USCAA Track and Field National Invitational on April 29th. Our committee bought supplies to create potted plants. We put about 12 plants together and displayed them at the event. The following day, members of each team delivered a plant to various members of the Delhi community. This gesture was received very well by the community. SAAC members also worked a snack bar at the event.

The second event took place on May 2nd during the last home athletic event at SUNY Delhi- a softball doubleheader. The SAAC held “Fan Appreciation Day” and invited members of the campus community and the Delhi community to attend. We received a generous grant from CADI and purchased hotdogs, chips, drinks and cookies to hand to fans in attendance. We had a great turnout and went through all our food. The support for the softball team was wonderful.

 

The SAAC discussed some key events for the fall moving forward. We are excited about creating a culture of Bronco pride at Delhi and giving back to the community as much as we can.