Student Athlete Advisory Council
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Villanova was formed in the fall of 1993 for the purpose of recognizing the student-athlete in the fields of academics and athletics. Each Villanova University sponsored Athletic team will have two representatives be a part of the council. The SAAC is charged with enhancing the student-athlete experience through opportunity and service as well as promoting a positive student-athlete image and protecting the overall welfare of our student-athletes.
The council aims to implement programs that will promote a positive image of intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete. The SAAC gives the student-athlete an opportunity for leadership through a voice in the administration of the Athletics Department. The SAAC meets once a month to discuss current issues pertinent to the student-athlete.
The members of the committee are to be liaisons between their team members, coaching staff and athletic administration.
- The members shall bring their willingness to participate and volunteer as well as energy and creativity to all meetings.
- The student-athlete members will be exceptionally organized, motivated and dedicated to the success of SAAC; its events and community service projects.
- The SAAC seeks to be effective in communication with all student-athletes. The council also promotes healthy lifestyles for all student-athletes, a personal and social responsibility; academic achievement in the classroom as well as the involvement in SAAC sponsored events and community service projects.
Villanova University's SAAC program will follow the Division I SAAC guiding principles. Members will uphold with respectfulness differences in: "ethics, integrity, fairness, and a respect for diversity, which shall include, but not limited to, attention to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and sport."
The council seeks members who are willing to be the "leaders of the pack." Both members from each time will be required to be at the monthly meeting, where the representatives along with members from the Villanova Athletic Department Staff will discuss current student athlete issues and plan SAAC events. All members must adhere to the purpose of the Student Athlete Advisory Council and remain academically eligible during their appointment.
SAAC Leadership Team
2011-2012 SAAC Representatives
Julia Todd and Shawna Guist
Dan Gutierrez, Ryan McDonaugh and Remmington Pope
Katy Nagy, Alexa Carugati and Megan Verdeur
Willi Cason and Scott Keogh
Emily Suhey and Devon Kane
Kristen Davila, Alex Diekmann and Megan Goelz
|Women's Tennis: |
Allison Solberg and Anne Cognetti
Molly Manning, Taylor Olafson and Kristi Burlin
|Women's Track and Field and CC: |
Mary Bohi, Ally Reo and Meghan Smith
|Men's Track and Field and CC:|
Laz Tiant, John Pickhaver and Phil O'Connell
|Water Polo: |
Maria Campanile and Sarah Armel
Ronnie Akins, Lawrence Doss, Miller Edwards and Shane Harris
Krista Andersen, Kristina Bither and Carly Edwards
|Women's Rowing: |
Kellie Kruppenbacher, Abby Mansch and Alanna McCoy
Amanda DiMarco, Erin Malone and Laura McGlaughlin
|Men's Swimming: |
Scott Theide and Braden Clark
Alyssa Braun and Samantha Indelicato
|Men's Golf: |
Jimmy Johnston and Michael Kania
Paul Rambaud and Stephen Schrenk
|Men's Tennis: |
Ryan Peyton and Thomas O'Brien
|Men's Basketball: |
Mouph Yarou and Dallas Ouano