University of Lynchburg Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

WHAT IS SAAC? 


A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives. There is a SAAC at the institution, conference, and national levels. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Division I, II, and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAAC on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAAC.

 

MISSION STATEMENT


  1. Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution.
  2. Generate a student-athlete voice within the conference.
  3. Review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation.
  4. Support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts, with a primary focus on the NCAA Division III SAAC and Special Olympics partnership.

 

EXPECTATIONS


  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. Assist in the selection and appointment of new members at the end of the academic year. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will elect new officers to fill any vacant position if the elected officer is unable to carry out his/her obligation. The only exception applies to the office of the President, in which case the Vice President will assume the responsibility. Additionally, the President may appoint an interim secretary who will be responsible for filling the spot of the secretary is not present at a meeting.
  4. Attend all SAAC Meetings. Meetings will be scheduled once a month. 
  5. Promote the athletic department of all of its various entities.
  6. Serve on at least one sub-committee with active involvement.
  7. Know, understand, and follow the SAAC by-laws.

 

(Link to SAAC By-Laws)

  

CODE RED


CODE RED is a SAAC initiative designed to increase intradepartmental support for University of Lynchburg’s athletic programs. Each year, Lynchburg programs get to choose one home event to designate as its CODE RED contest . For that event, all other athletic teams are strongly encouraged to attend in full force to show support for their fellow athletes. CODE RED events allow the entire Lynchburg athletic department to come together and provide an enthusiastic environment for one specific team; the spotlight is on them. Some teams designate their CODE RED to be against a competitive Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival, a highly ranked NCAA team, or a game they might need a little extra support from the crowd.
 
Lynchburg fans cheering in the gym.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS


 

NCAA SAAC NCAA DIII SAAC
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PARTNERSHIP

ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
ESCALATION WORKSHOPS

DIVISION III WEEK

2019 Special Olympics Clinic Coverage

One Love foundation logo

2017 Workshop Coverage

2018 Workshop Coverage

NCAA d3week logo

2019 Schedule

 

SOCIAL MEDIA


TWITTER            INSTAGRAM

           

SAAC REPRESENTATIVES


Photo of 2018-19 SAAC members

2019-20 Officers

Fluharty headshot headshot headshot
Chad Fluharty
Men's Soccer
President
Shawn Gmurek
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Vice President
Shawn Allen
Baseball
Community Service

Lindsay Riley
Field Hockey
Communications

2019-20 SAAC Representatives

Athletic Training Denequa Glover
Baseball

Shawn Allen
Parker Shaffer
Brandon Pond

Men's Basketball

Reggie Davis
Joey Hamer

Women's Basketball

Maggie Quarles
Meredith Vetter
Brooke Vetter

Cheerleading

Kerighan Farrell
Sarah Snowman

Men's Cross Country Reid Sharkey
Women's Cross Country Stephanie Burnett
Equestrian

Dani Herzberg
Taylor Herzog
Abigail DeFino
Olivia Smith

Field Hockey

Lindsey Riley
Alex Rebman
Kaylie Truett
Alex Boatwright

Men's Golf

Harry Hodgert

Women's Golf

Lily Self

Men's Lacrosse

Alec Pupshis
Kevin Rogers

Women's Lacrosse

Erin Gardner
Korinne LeMaire

Men's Soccer

Chad Fluharty
Ben Mackey

Women's Soccer

Caitline Dorsch
Monica Beck
Dana Seavy
Emma Heitt

Softball

Kayla Hugate
Kortney Leazer
Haylee Wood

Men's Swimming

Jackson Boyles

Women's Swimming

Haydn Updike

Men's Tennis Vincent Oliver
Women's Tennis Ellen Druebbisch
Men's Track & Field Shawn Gmurek
Women's Track & Field Jessica Cammarata
Volleyball

Sydney Frink
Flinn Christian
Katie Cornelius

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Fri Aug 30
at Liberty University Challenge
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. | 4k races
Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
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Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Demorest, Ga. Piedmont Invitational
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
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