Mount Union Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Student-athletes have a voice in the NCAA through advisory committees at the campus, conference, and national level. Each committee is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on campus.

2020-21 committee

  • David Massey, wrestling - president
  • Dylon Campbell, men's track and field - representative to OAC SAAC
  • Mackenzie Lewis, women's lacrosse - representative to OAC SAAC
  • Mackenzie Cavalier, women's tennis
  • RJ Dean, baseball
  • Jacob Feldner, men's golf
  • Chase Filicko, women's volleyball
  • Gianna Flasco, women's golf
  • Thomas Gallant, baseball
  • Bri Gassman, women's basketball
  • Steven Grenier, men's volleyball
  • Julia Henderson, women's track and field
  • Luke Hernandez, wrestling
  • Natalie Martin, softball
  • Brook McClay, men's lacrosse
  • Ronnie Milam, men's swimming and diving
  • Harlie Murphy, women's swimming and diving
  • Josh Palmer, men's soccer
  • Braxton Plunk, football
  • Braedon Poole, men's basketball
  • Max Rosedale, men's tennis
  • Noah Shriver, men's cross country
  • Caitlin Stuart, women's soccer
  • Emily Swisher, women's cross country

Though the focus of a campus SAAC is intended to be more parochial in nature, communication among campus and national SAACs offers student-athletes the opportunity to shape the landscape of intercollegiate athletics.

Functions of campus SAACs:

  • Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.
  • Disseminate information.
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies.
  • Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
  • Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
  • Organize community service efforts.
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).
  • Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.

Members of a campus SAAC have the opportunity to address issues affecting student-athletes at their institution; furthermore, members have the opportunity to offer input on issues which may be national in scope.

The campus committee is meant to serve as a local student-athlete voice in addressing issues of student-athlete welfare at their respective institutions. Campus committees can facilitate better communication among student-athletes from various athletics teams to address issues common to all.

The campus SAAC may also serve as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators on issues to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation. Concerns can be voiced and solutions offered regarding any issue that may be relevant to NCAA student-athletes.

Through the grass-roots efforts of campus SAACs, student-athletes have the opportunity to change the face of intercollegiate athletics.