Firebird Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Advisor: Eric Zedalis, Sports Information Director ( 

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 also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.


The purpose of the student-athlete advisory committee may vary across conferences and institutions. However, the following five points reflect the primary purposes of SAAC and should serve as a guideline when developing the SAAC’s strategic plan.

• Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution

• Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation

• Suggest potential NCAA legislation

• Organize community service efforts

• Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide or conference-wide committees



2014-15 Members:


Tiara Goode (President) - Women's Basketball

Tatyana Calhoun (Vice President) - Women's Basketball

Matthew Marrett (Secretary) - Men's Lacrosse


Louis Connor - Men’s Soccer

Elio Hernandez - Men’s Soccer

Atunde Akum - Men's Soccer

Omar Abbas - Men’s Basketball

Lenjo Kilo - Men's Basketball

Michael Terry - Men's Basketball

Denikka Brent - Women’s Basketball

Maxime Duijst - Women’s Tennis

Peerada Looareesuwan - Women’s Tennis

Simon Andersson - Men’s Tennis

Drew Stewart - Men’s Tennis

Simone Grant - Women’s Track & Field

Jerily Benjamin - Women’s Track & Field

Kimoy Mais - Women's Track & Field

Zach Kjeldsen - Men's Lacrosse

Matt Marrett - Men's Lacrosse

Brock Thompson-Marshall - Men's Lacrosse

Dani Falco - Women's Lacrosse

Jazmin Lopez - Women's Lacrosse

Lana Oudat - Women's Lacrosse


Please fill out the follwing form and return to Eric Zedalis:

2014-15 Events

ECC Team-Up to Clean-Up

SAAC Fights Hunger