2017-18 SAAC Members, serving as leaders and the voice of all Husker student-athletes
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

By NU Athletic Communications

Purpose

Nebraska's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was implemented in 1987 to ensure that student-athletes have a voice regarding their total student-athlete experience. SAAC is a recognized student organization at the University of Nebraska and consists of at least one team appointed representative from each of Nebraska's 24 intercollegiate teams. SAAC meets bi-weekly throughout the academic year, communicating directly with Athletic Director Bill Moos on various student-athlete welfare issues. SAAC also coordinates a number of events within the athletic department and in the community of Lincoln to promote the importance of education, service and responsible decision making. Nebraska's SAAC has been recognized across the country as one of the most comprehensive, consistent and productive in the country. Assistant Director of Life Skills, Jordan Wilson serves as the SAAC advisor.

 

Mission & Values

SAAC serves as the voice of the student-athletes, developing and displaying LEADERSHIP by:

  • Exhibiting INTEGRITY through all actions.
  • Striving to EMPOWER growth and community within each respective team.
  • Fostering UNITY across the athletic department and student-athlete body.
  • Promoting STUDENT-ATHLETE WELFARE for the betterment of their collegiate experience.

 

Involvement

SAAC has a voice and representation at many levels:

  • Frequent interaction with Director of Athletics
  • All Student-Athlete Meeting
  • Administrator Luncheons
  • Guest Administrators at every SAAC meeting
  • Representation on the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee
  • Big Ten Meetings

 

Officers

 SAAC President  

2018-19 SAAC President, Anton Stephenon

 SAAC Vice President  

2018-19 SAAC Vice President, Madi Unzicker

 SAAC B1G Rep  

2018-19 Big Ten Representative, Sinclaire Miramontez

 SAAC Secretary  

2018-19 SAAC Secretary, Daniel Pearson

For the 2018-19 academic year, SAAC will be led by President Anton Stephenson (Men's Gymnastics), with support from Madi Unizcker (Softball), as the Vice President. Sinclaire Miramontez (Soccer) will function as the Big Ten Representative and Daniel Pearson (Men's Golf) will serve as Secretary. 

SAAC Passes the Torch to New Officers
The 2017-18 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) under the leadership of President Austin Post, Vice President Alli Peterson, Big Ten Representative Nina Radulovic and Secretary Madi Unzicker had a productive year guiding several notable accomplishments. Representatives from SAAC met with adidas leading up to the athletic department’s new contract providing critical feedback and insight regarding product. The group also was instrumental in helping coordinate the annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit emphasizing mental health. The SAAC membership also took the lead in planning an annual food drive benefiting the Lincoln Food Bank along with a new initiative, “One Shirt, One Body.” This clothing drive provided title 1 Lincoln Public Schools students with gently used adidas shirts. SAAC meetings included presentations from Compliance, Athletic Director Bill Moos and Chief Financial Officer John Jentz. The leadership team of Post, Peterson, Radulovic and Unzicker have also altered the process to determine team representatives and prior to next fall will have revised the existing SAAC constitution. At the final spring 2018 meeting, elections occurred with the membership selection the 2018-19 officers. Gymnast Anton Stephenson was elected as the new President of SAAC and softball student-athlete leader Madi Unzicker was appointed Vice President. Sinclaire Miramontez of the Husker Soccer team was voted the new Big Ten Representative and sophomore to be golf student-athlete Daniel Pearson is the new Secretary. Thank-you to all members of the 2017-18 SAAC and we look forward to a productive and impactful 2018-19 academic year!

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