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SAAC Kick-Starts the 2018-19 School Year

By NU Athletic Communications

On Sunday, August 26th, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) kicked off the school year with a SAAC retreat. To start the retreat, SAAC representatives were able to loosen up with some bowling and pizza. They then headed upstairs to learn about how to effectively communicate with each other through a DiSC Assessment Workshop led by Ashley Stone. All of the reps agreed that they learned a lot about not only each other, but themselves as well.

Ethan Frazier, a representative for the sport of baseball said, “Understanding the differences in the personalities of various individuals is so important to having successful communication. The DiSC assessment really let us get into the meat of the issue and helped to foster a better space for sharing ideas.”

Following the workshop, the representatives, led by SAAC President, Anton Stephenson, talked about their vision for the group this year. Stephenson remarked, “I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and passion our SAAC representatives brought to our retreat. I already feel very connected with this group, and I believe our commitment to each other and the goals of this committee will lead to ample productivity in the upcoming school year.”

2018-19 SAAC Representatives


Ethan Frazier | Senior

Robbie Palkert | Senior

Men’s Basketball

Tanner Borchardt | Senior

Justin Costello | Redshirt Freshman

Women’s Basketball

Taylor Kissinger | Sophomore

Grace Mitchell | Junior


Michelle Guarro | Sophomore

Raquel Orozco | Junior

Men’s Cross-Country

Mark Freyhof | Sophomore

Bailey Timmons | Sophomore

Women’s Cross-Country

Rachel Brush | Junior

Judi Jones | Junior


Ben Lingenfelter | Redshirt Freshman

Wyatt Mazour | Junior

Chase Urbach | Junior

Men’s Golf

Daniel Pearson | Sophomore

Jackson Wendling | Senior

Women’s Golf

Kate Smith | Junior

Haley Thiele | Junior

Men’s Gymnastics

Evan Hymanson | Sophomore

Jonathan Scripnick | Sophomore

Anton Stephenson | Senior

Women’s Gymnastics

Sierra Hassel | Junior

Kynsee Roby | Sophomore


Kayla Gadeken | Junior

Maddie Korthas | Junior


Grace Brown | Sophomore

Caroline Buelt | Senior

Sinclaire Miramontez | Junior

Sarah Thrush | Sophomore


Bree Boruff | Junior

Madi Unzicker | Senior

Rylie Unzicker | Sophomore

Swimming & Diving

Gabby Baratta | Sophomore

Francesca Giganti | Senior

Bridget Pacilio | Senior

Men’s Tennis

William Gleason | Freshman

Jon Meyer | Senior

Women’s Tennis

Paula Del Cueto Castillo | Senior

Claire Reifeis | Junior

Emma Worley | Junior

Men’s Track & Field  

Luke Siedhoff | Junior

Simon Wiedel | Sophomore

Women’s Track & Field

Elsa Forsberg | Junior

Erika Freyhof | Sophomore


David Jensen | Junior

Brian Peska | Senior


Sami Slaughter | Sophomore

Anezka Szabo | Sophomore


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