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. The SAAC is a leadership organization that 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.
2014-15 Leadership Board
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"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 - Jacob Brindle
Volleyball - Haleigh Nelson
Men's Cross Country - Malachy Schrobilgen
Men's Basketball - Bronson Koenig
Women's Hockey - Blayre Turnbull
Men's Swimming and Diving - Matt Hutchins
Women's Swimming and Diving - Ivy Martin
Men's Hockey - Chase Drake
Wrestling - Connor Medbery
Women's Basketball - Nicole Bauman
Women's Track and Field - Deanna Latham
Women's Tennis - Lauren Chypyha
Men's Tennis - Cheme Carranza
Men's Track and Field - Michael Lihrman
Men's Golf - Thomas O'Bryan
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Men's Rowing -
Women's Rowing -
Women's Golf -
|Past SAAC Presidents
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For information on future meetings and events contact Bridget Woodruff at BRW@athletics.wisc.edu or 608-890-2021.