What is SAAC?

Team leaders are selected by their coaches to be members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) each year. Meetings are held monthly to discuss issues of interest to student-athletes pertaining to their educational, personal, and athletic lives at the University of Maryland. SAAC members can make recommendations concerning policy to the Athletic Director and Athletic Council for their review and consideration. SAAC members are expected to be leaders that distribute information and encourage participation in CHAMPS/Life Skills events for their team and the department.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) is to enhance the total student athlete experience by developing student athlete leadership skills, promoting student athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student athlete image on the Maryland campus, local area and in the nation, community and the country

Meeting Dates/ Location:

Spring 2009

  • Monday February 1, 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall
  • Monday March 2, 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall (Rescheduled for March 9)
  • Monday April 6, 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall
  • Monday May 4, 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall


SAAC Monthly Presentation to Team Form Get Acrobat Reader


2008-2009 SAAC Representatives

Men's Teams:

Baseball Mike Murphy Nathan Steelman
Basketball Dave Neal Jerome Burney
Cross Country Greg Kelsey N/A
Football Dan Gronkowski Torrey Smith
Golf Tom Hanna Andrew Kay
Lacrosse Brian Phipps Anthony Costanzo
Soccer Jason Herrick     Tyler Mishalow
Swimming Eric Cullen Kyle Glennon
Tennis Alex Aksanov
Track & Field Anthony Walker Kyle Rauser
Wrestling Hudson Taylor Mookie Golden

Women's Teams:

Basketball Drey Mingo Marissa Coleman
Competitive Cheer Meredith Cooper Arielle Brown
Cross Country Erin Matyus Kylynn McKinley
Field Hockey Alicia Grater Danielle Keeley
Golf Jessica Unger Lara Peffley
Gymnastics Kelsey Nelligan Margaux Meeks
Lacrosse Jenny Collins Mindy Jones
Soccer Brittany Cummins Colleen Deegan
Softball Alex Schultz Devon Williams
Swimming Martha VanLieshout Jessalyn Crawford
Tennis Lisa Miller Michal Amir
Track & Field Michelle Federick Ashley Williams
Volleyball Brittney Grove Michelle Kenning
Water Polo Blaise Stanicic Allison Beck

2008-2009 SAAC Executive Officers

President: Jenny Collins (Women's Lacrosse)

Vice President: Hudson Taylor (Wrestling)

Treasurer: Jessica Unger (Women's Golf)

Secretary: Blaise Stanicic (Women's Water Polo)

Public Relations: Alicia Grater (Field Hockey)


2008-2009 NCAA ACC SAAC Representative

Allison Houseal (Women's Water Polo)

2008-2009 ACC SAAC Representatives

Jenny Collins (Women's Lacrosse)

Torrey Smith (Football)

2008 NCAA Leadership Conference Representative

Mindy Jones (Women's Lacrosse)


Additional SAAC Links:

  • NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

    Student-Athlete Honor Agreement
    Student-Athlete Pledge of Honor