Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

James Koval
Will Anti
Executive Council
Madeline Bolin
Executive Council
Emma Preston
Executive Council
Student-Athlete Sport
Michael Grove Baseball
Endy Morales Baseball
Nathan Adrian Men's Basketball
James Long Men's Basketball
Rob Dowdy Football
Jake Long Football
Tristan Nicholls Golf
Jon Ransome Golf
Konrad Dziedzic Men's Soccer
Louis Thomas Men's Soccer
James Koval Men's Swimming
Jake Williams Men's Swimming
Jake Smith Wrestling
Cory Stainbrook Wrestling
Will Anti Rifle
Jean-Pierre Lucas Rifle
Lanay Montgomery Women's Basketball
Katrina Pardee Women's Basketball
Amy Cashin Cross Country
Anna French Cross Country/Track & Field
Meghan Jean-Baptiste Track & Field
Andrea Pettit Cross Country/Track & Field
Jordan Gillette Gymnastics
Mackenzie Myers Gymnastics
Emma Preston Rowing
Emily Stasi Rowing
Michaela Abam Women's Soccer
Carly Black Women's Soccer
Marah Bieger Women's Swimming
Madeline Bolin Women's Swimming
Maddy Woods Women's Diving
Yvon Martinez Tennis
Kirsten White Tennis
Haley Roe Volleyball
Hannah Shreve Volleyball

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is our student-athlete run leadership committee assembled to connect, communicate, innovate and act as ambassadors for our athletic department. Leadership is a developed skill and WVU is committed to helping our student-athletes mature, develop and prepare for life after collegiate athletics.

The Mission

Aligning with our university presidential leadership goals SAAC will unite to forge ONE West Virginia University. As leaders representing our respective teams and our athletic department we are committed to develop our committee to better serve our fellow student-athletes, coaches, administration, university and community.

Services Include

  • Inform fellow student-athletes and coaches of any institutional news or policy change.
  • Serve as a communication liaisons between athletics administration and our coaches and fellow student-athletes.
  • Disseminate information, news, projects and events to our coaches and fellow student-athletes.
  • Provide feedback, questions, concerns and insight to our athletics department administration.
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department during its 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.
  • Help assist educational and leadership opportunities for both our respective teams.
  • Work to create a supportive culture of personal development combined with being the best athletes/teams in nation.
  • Brainstorm and implement ways to effectively support one another as we journey through college as student-athletes.