Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is made up of a designated group of student-athletes, assembled to provide insight on the entire student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives.

2016-2017 SAAC Executive Board

 Callum Liddiard
 Treyvon Mask
 Brittney Walters

 
President
Callum Liddiard
Swimming & Diving
Vice President
Treyvon Mask
Track & Field
Community
  Service Officer
Brittney Walters
Swimming & Diving
AFA Officer
Nicolette Jacobs
Softball
Secretary
Laura Holterbosch
Women's Tennis

Purpose:

  • Act as a liaison between the university and the Buffalo community by providing information on the unique needs and accomplishments of student-athletes;
  • Recognize the student-athlete in the fields of academics and athletics;
  • Implement programs that will promote a positive image of intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete;
  • Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation and review, react and comment to the governance Structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest;
  • Serve as community ambassadors of the Division of Athletics and the University at Buffalo;
  • Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA

Committee Structure

  • At least two (2) representatives from each varsity team are to attend each meeting. 
  • Representatives must attend the university as a full-time student and be officially listed on a varsity sport squad list.
  • Head coaches and/or team members select representatives by the beginning of the fall semester. While these 2 student-athletes are the team SAAC representatives, all other student-athletes are more than welcome and encouraged to attend SAAC meetings.
  • Meetings are held once everything three weeks with additional ones when needed
  • SAAC EBoard will look to 1 SAAC representative as the point person for input on their team’s AFA. The “Spirit” SAAC representative may gain input from their team and share their responsibility, but will remain the person that the SAAC EBoard looks to for AFA input.
  • SAAC EBoard will look to 1 SAAC representative as the point person for input on their team’s Team Community Service Project(s). The “Community” SAAC representative may gain input from their team and share their responsibility, but will remain the person that the SAAC EBoard looks to for updates about the team community service project(s).

Mission Statement of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

"The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."

Rules Education 2016-2017

The Office of Compliance will cover NCAA rules education at one meeting per month during the months of September through April.