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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 also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.

Saint Mary's College's SAAC is a recognized student organization. The SAAC meets twice each month, and consists of usually two members from each of the 14 intercollegiate teams the College sponsors.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 2008-09

  • Lyndsey Parker (Volleyball)
  • Megan Burton (Volleyball)
  • Alex Schmarzo (Baseball)
  • Jenna Zack (W. Cross Country)
  • Michelle Grima (Crew)
  • Miranda Ripoli (Crew)
  • Ryan Mulligan (Baseball)
  • Leanna Richey (W.Basketball)
  • Erika Ruiz (W.Basketball)
  • Connor Redd (M.Soccer)
  • Scott Eberhardt (M.Soccer)
  • Lauren Crum (W.Soccer)
  • Tim David (Baseball)
  • Sierra Timmer (Crew)
  • Nieke Strybis (W. Tennis)
  • Ashley Dernbach (W. Soccer)
  • Dana Elfin (W. Lacrosse)
  • Mark Blucher (M. Cross Country)
  • James Hayes (M. Cross Country)
  • Erin Riley (W. Cross Country)
  • Robert McRae (Golf)
  • Phil Benson (M. Basketball)
  • Mark Blucher (M. Cross Country)

SAAC Advisor: Katie Davis,