Student Athlete Advisory Committee

2017-2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD

President -
Paige Bonds
Vice President - John Allen 
Secretary – Kylie Lode
Treasurer – Brendon Jones
Administrative Contact – Danielle Lafferty - danielle.lafferty@pfeiffer.edu 
 
What is Student-Athlete Advisory Committee? (SAAC)
A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives. There is a SAAC at the institution, conference and national levels. Pfeiffer University’s SAAC goals are to engage in community service projects, participate in the Division III partnership with Special Olympics, build a sense of community within each athletic team, and develop student-athlete leaders.


PURPOSE 
1. To serve as a liaison between the student-athlete population and the Pfeiffer University Administration as well as that of the Athletics Department.
2. To provide an opportunity for the student-athlete population to communicate more formally and more effectively with these administrative bodies with regard to the needs and concerns of the student-athletes, especially in the areas of academics and personal well-being.
3. To encourage more active involvement by the student-athletes in campus and community projects.
4. To encourage unity, common purpose, and camaraderie between teams and among all student-athletes at Pfeiffer University.


MEMBERSHIP
Membership is comprised of at least 2 student-athletes from all 19 Varsity sports teams. To view the SAAC Constitution, click HERE.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES 
  1. Serve as a voice for all student-athletes at Pfeiffer University.
  2. Promote a positive image of student-athletes on campus.
  3. Provide insight on proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
  4. Fundraise annually for the Division III partnership, Special Olympics.
  5. Create an opportunity for student-athletes to communicate with the athletic department administration.
  6. Provide an opportunity for student–athletes to assemble, to discuss, and to enhance their experience at Pfeiffer University on and off the field.
  7. Organize and encourage involvement of Pfeiffer University’s students on campus and in community projects.
  8. Use team representatives to distribute information concerning the student-athletes experience to their respective team.

SAAC EVENTS
TBD

FALCON CUP - 
 Falcon Cup is a joint effort by SAAC to create a team competition designed to encourage participation in school activities while rewarding academic and athletic excellence amongst all athletes on campus.
 
PAST FALCON CUP CHAMPIONS
2016-17: Women's Soccer & Women's Tennis
2015-16: Women's Soccer
2014-2015: Softball
2012-2013: Women’s Lacrosse
2011-2012: Women’s Lacrosse
2010-2011: Women's Lacrosse

2009-2010: Women's Lacrosse

2008-2009: Men's Swimming

2007-2008: Men's Basketball