Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The MAAC Student Advisory Committee was established by the conference to give student-athletes an opportunity to generate a voice within the conference, to solicit student-athlete responses to proposed NCAA legislation, and to discuss issues relating to the welfare of student-athletes.
National SAAC at a Glance
MAAC SAAC National Representative: Madison Arndt (Manhattan College)
Manhattan College’s Madison Arndt was selected to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in May of 2016 by the MAAC institutional SAAC presidents. Arndt, a junior pole vaulter on the Jaspers’ track and field team, began her term with the NCAA on June 1, 2016 and will continue to serve in this role through May 31, 2018. As the MAAC’s representative on NCAA DI SAAC, Arndt will also serve as the MAAC SAAC Chair, leading all legislative meetings. The marketing major is a two-time bronze medalist at MAACs, having finished third at both the 2015 and 2016 outdoor track and field conference championships.
About MAAC SAAC
The MAAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee is comprised of two representatives from each of the MAAC’s 11 institutions. The group is chaired by the conference’s NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative, who typically serves a two-year term.
MAAC SAAC meets three times a year in-person, and also convenes via conference calls throughout the academic year. During their meetings, the group reviews a formal agenda consisting of current and proposed NCAA legislation, MAAC championship overview, and campus best practices, among other items.
Additionally, MAAC SAAC also takes part in community service projects. The conference has a long-standing relationship with Give Kids The World Village; a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. MAAC SAAC volunteers annually at GKTW during their fall semester meeting, which takes place in Walt Disney World.
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Fall 2015 Town Hall Forum
NCAA SAAC Website