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Firebird Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Advisor: Marlena Wright, Sports Information Director ( 

What is SAAC? DII SAAC: Make it Yours

UDC SAAC Mission Statement

UDC SAAC is a committee made up of student-athlete representatives formed to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on campus. The campus student-athlete advisory committee is an excellent driving force to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, communication and to foster a positive student-athlete image.



  1. At all time, SAAC members must keep their teams informed and educated about relevant issues discussed during SAAC Meetings. Must act as leaders and liaisons within their teams.
  2. Must adhere to deadlines when submitting and responding to all forms of correspondence from staff and other SAAC members.
  3. Attend meetings. However, exceptions are made for commitments that conflict with timing.
  4. Promote the athletic department and all of its various entities.
  5. Know, understand, and follow the SAAC by-laws.



2019-20 Members:

Dana Harrington (Women's Basketball) President 

Diana Atenco-Gonzalez (Women's Lacrosse) Vice President

Danielle Harrington (Women's Basetball) Secretary

 Alex Cantero- Men's Soccer

Malik Thom - Men’s Soccer

Dorian Hurd - Men's Basketball

Kenneth Stancell- Men's Baksetball

Shakeithia Nicholson- Women's XC and Track & Field

Cierra Roberts - Women’s XC and Track & Field

Turner Allison - Men's Lacrosse

Wilson Cano- Men's Tennis

Kostiantyn Kalchev-Men's Tennis

Jade Martinez - Women's Lacrosse

Estefania Castrillon-Women's Tennis

Marija Milic- Women's Tennis


NCAA Diversity & Inclusion Week (Oct. 1 - 5)
Blogs: Day 1 - More than Just an Athlete (Josh Sequira) ; Day 2 - Beyond a Label (Joao Brusamolin & Gabriel Torres) ; Day 3 - The Facts (Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas) ; Day 4 - Diversity is... (Jason Mayorga) and Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Rodger Colbert ; Day 5 - I Pledge (Tyler Mace)


I Pledge Video


SAAC Fights Hunger (November 2018)


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