What is SAAC?
- A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives. There is a SAAC at the institution, conference and national levels. The purpose of SAAC is to generate a student-athlete within the institution and conference, review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation, and support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts.
- The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
Function of SAAC at Wesley College
- Promote intellectual and physical growth and social behaviors of student-athletes
- Cultivate a positive relationship between the athletic and academic communities
- Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed to the Atlantic East Conference and NCAA legislation
- Promote effective communication between athletic department, student-athletes, and the college in order to better serve everyone’s needs
- Improve communication and camaraderie among the sports teams at Wesley College
- Encourage community relations throughout Delaware and school spirit throughout Wesley College
- Making every student-athlete’s experience at Wesley College rewarding
- Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletic department during its formulation of policies
- Promote a positive image of athletics on campus by generating excitement for our unique community high-achieving student athletes
- Provide personal growth opportunities for student-athletes through leadership skill, and life skill development
The Atlantic East Conference and the NCAA promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives – including singling out anyone by name, number or position – are grounds for removal from the site of competition and other disciplinary action. Public intoxication, as well as the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages and/or tobacco products, is strictly prohibited. Persons throwing objects or participating in other acts in conflict with good sportsmanship and fair play are subject to ejection. Thank you for your cooperation in supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner.
Dean Burrows, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
James Wearden, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
2018-19 Executive Board
President: Theodora Loukopoulos (Softball)
Vice President: Brianna Bacon (Women's Lacrosse)
Secretary: Amanda Curry (Softball)
Treasurer: Tolu Babalola (Men's Basketball)