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Meeting Information
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Student Athlete of the Month
Student Athlete of the Year
SAAC History


The mission of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to strive to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image. SAAC provides a link of communication between UW-Madison student-athletes and the athletic department administration on relevant issues pertaining to student-athlete well-being. Additionally, SAAC organizes events to network, serve, and develop with each other, the greater UW-Madison campus and the Madison community. SAAC also discusses and provides feedback to the Big 10 Conference SAAC and the NCAA Division I SAAC on important issues that directly affect the student-athlete experience on a conference and national level.

SAAC is made up of two voting representatives from each of the 23 athletic teams here at UW-Madison. Any student-athlete is welcome to attend SAAC meetings and get involved, even if he/she is not a voting representative.

The Executive Board is made up of the President, Vice President and Secretary. The Leadership Board is made up of the Advertizing Chair, the Community Service Chair and two ASM Chairs.

2013-2014 Executive Board:

Kodee Williams
Women's Soccer
Vice President
Woodrow Stensland
Men's Rowing
Drew Shields
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
2013-2014 Leadership Board:

Advertising Chair
Erica Spiegelberg
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Community Service Chair
Katie Delaney
Women's Swimming & Diving
ASM Chairs
Lavinia Jurkiewicz
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Michael Lihrman
Men's Track & Field

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Meeting Information

  • September 10th at 7:30pm, Heritage Hall
  • October 8th at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall
  • November 5th at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall
  • December 3rd at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall
  • February 4th at 7:00pm, Fetzer 4945/4949
  • March 4th at 7:00pm, Fetzer 4945/4949
  • April 8th at 7:00pm, Fetzer 4945/4949
  • May 6th at 7:00pm, Fetzer 4945/4949
  • September 9 at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall
  • October 7 at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall
  • November 4 at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall
  • December 2 at 7:00pm, Heritage Hall

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Student-Athlete of the Month & Student-Athlete of the Year

"In recognition by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee of excellence on and off the field of competition."

This award was developed by the SAAC in the spring of 1997 in order to recognize the exemplary portrayal of the Badger student-athlete. Nominations will come from coaches and Office of Academic Services & Office of Student-Athlete Development staff members. Nominations are submitted to the SAAC advisor and presented at the designated SAAC meeting. At the meeting, two representatives from each team are eligible to vote. The nominees, one from each sport designated for the specific month, with the popular vote shall claim the award. The following guidelines have been established to determine potential recipients for the award:

  • Be academically eligible and in good academic standing
  • Have obtained an outstanding achievement or recognition in academics
  • Make a significant contribution to their respective team
  • Be actively engaged in community service

At the end of the academic year all of the Student-Athlete of the Month award winners become the nominees for the Student-Athlete of the Year Award. All student-athletes will have an opportunity to vote for the Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Month. The winners are announced at the annual Buckinghams.

2014-15 Student-Athletes of the Month

Football - Mike Caputo
Women's Soccer - Genevieve Richard
Women's Cross Country - Sarah Disanza

Men's Soccer -
Volleyball -
Men's Cross Country -

Men's Basketball -
Women's Hockey -
Men's Swimming and Diving -

Women's Swimming and Diving -
Men's Hockey -

Wrestling -
Women's Basketball -
Women's Track and Field -

Women's Tennis -
Men's Tennis -
Men's Track and Field -
Men's Golf -

Men's Rowing -
Women's Rowing -
Softball -
Women's Golf -

Award Recipients (PDF)

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SAAC History

Past SAAC Presidents
2013-14 Kodee Williams Women's Soccer
2012-13 Kodee Williams Women's Soccer
2011-12 Lauren Cochlin Women's Soccer
2010-11 Lauren Cochlin Women's Soccer
2009-10 Sara Goff Women's Swimming
2008-09 Nick Fulton Men's Swimming
2007-08 Janese Banks Women's BB
2006-07 Jill Ries Women's Golf
2005-06 Nate Brown Men's T &F
2004-05 Boo Gillette Softball
2003-04 Boo Gillette Softball
2002-03 Tessa Molter Lightweight Crew
2001-02 Siobhan Kernan Women's Diving
2000-01 Mike Cerniglia Men's Hockey
1999-00 Mike Cerniglia Men's Hockey
1998-99 Lindsay Buswell Volleyball
1997-98 Bich-ty Lee Women's Crew
1996-97 Sandy Moran Women's Track

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For information on future meetings and events contact Bridget Woodruff at BRW@athletics.wisc.edu or 608-890-2021.

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