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THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS

About

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee serves as a conduit between the students and the Athletic Department. Each sport elects at least one full-time representative to the group and the SAAC conducts one meeting each month.

The role of SAAC is to communicate students’ concerns to the Athletic Department and administration, but also help coordinate student-related activities at campus athletic events. SAAC members are also involved in several community service projects each year.

Visit the NCAA SAAC Page

Purposes

  • To act as a liaison between the student athletes and the athletic department.
  • To give input regarding the sport procedures.
  • To promote effective communication to the administration.
  • To provide suggestions on programs designed to serve the student athletes needs.
  • To act as a liaison between the students and the NCAA & NCCAA.
  • To help coordinate workers for concessions and games.

 Functions

  • Organizing activities promoting fan sportsmanship and appreciation.
  • Improving the MBU student-athlete experience

Contact

Please contact a SAAC team representative with ideas and concerns. The student body is welcome to express their ideas and concerns to any SAAC member directly.

Leadership

  • Drew Smith - President
  • Jonathan Gilliam - Male Vice President
  • Hannah Evans - Female Vice President

Commitees - Committee Leaders

  • The Pack - Gabby Torres
  • Community Service -
  • Cancer Awareness - Jefferson Rupert

History of Service

2020-21: Raise money to help an ill student, Red Cross Blood Drive

2019-20: Toys for a cancer patient, Red Cross Blood Drive, Volunteers to work at Run from the Cops Race

2018-19: Special Olympics, Red Cross Blood Drive, Big Buddies Program Watertown, Digs for Life, Run from the Cops Road Race

2017-18: Special Olympics, Red Cross Blood Drive, Big Buddies Program Watertown

2016-17: Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (vb, socc), cancer awareness fundraising for Sarah Prigge, volunteered at Special Olympics events and Watertown community events, Student Life educational workshop about drug use.

2015-16: Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (vb, socc), cancer awareness fundraising for Caleb Hatchett, volunteered at Special Olympics events.

2014-15: Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (fb, vb, socc, bsb), cancer awareness fundraising for Cindy Borchardt and Jane Morrison, helped at Special Olympics event.

2013-14: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (vb, socc, bb), cancer awareness fundraising (MB4U) for Anne Moliter, helped at Special Olympics Swim Meet.

2012-13: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball), local clinics for children (fb, vb, socc, bb)
2011-12: Donated food items to the Watertown Food Bank, Adopt-a-Highway (football & volleyball)
2010-11: Donated 1,003 food items to the Watertown Food Bank
2009-10: New committee structure to improve involvement; Donated 1.400 cans to the Watertown Food Bank; Men’s basketball theme nights
2008-09: NAC Cans Across the Conference, 2nd Place; Attend the NCAA Leadership Conference
2007-08: Co-ed volleyball times; Attend the NCAA Leadership Conference
2006-07: Attend the NCAA Leadership Conference
2005-06: Helped formulate an action plan to address issues from the 2004-05 Athletic Survey; Organized halftime volleyball contests; Initiated Sunday evening gym hours; Developed sportsmanship guidelines; Institutional Scholar Athlete Awards Program
2003-04 and 2004-05: Initiation of sportsmanship incentive – “Sportsmanship starts with you”; Crusader Crazies T-shirt; Schedule advertisements around Watertown; Purchased equipment.