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



2013-14 Members:

Roque Hernandez (President)

Kaydian Jones (Vice President) 

Tiara Goode (Secretary)


Louis Connor - Men’s Soccer

Elio Hernandez - Men’s Soccer

Omar Abbas - Men’s Basketball

Lenjo Kilo - Men's Basketball

Michael Terry - Men's Basketball

Janelle Junior - Women’s Basketball*

Denikka Brent - Women’s Basketball

Tatyana Calhoun - Women’s Basketball

Tiara Goode - Women’s Basketball

Sofy Leon - Women’s Tennis

Jessica Nunez - Women’s Tennis

Simon Andersson - Men’s Tennis

Miguel Uzcategui - Men’s Tennis

Simone Grant - Women’s Track & Field

Atiya Amis - 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

* - 5th year student


Please fill out the follwing form and return to one of the advisors:

2013-14 Meeting Notes:

September 20, 2013

October 18, 2013

December 6, 2013


2013-14 Events

SAAC Retreat - August 25, 2013

Make-A-Wish Soccer Game - September 14, 2013

SAAC Fights Hunger Event - November 22, 2013