What is SAAC?

A Student-Athlete Advisory Committe (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. NCAA legislation mandates that our institution has SAACs respective for each sport on campus.


  • Promote Student-Athlete welfare on an institutional level
  • Provide Student-Athletes a voice on intercollegiate matters
  • Gain a student-Athlete response on conference and NCAA Legislation
  • Encourage communication and support between varsity programs
  • Increase campus awareness of athletic events
  • Encourage Student-Athlete involvement in the surrounding community
  • Raise Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation


Make-A-Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 167,000 children around the world.

Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.

As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Mission: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

2016-2017 NGU SAAC Executive Council Members

  • President - Haley Hester (Women's Volleyball)
  • Vice President - Christie Reilly (Softball)
  • Fall Fundraiser Head - Connor Rhine (Men's Volleyball
  • Spring Fundraising Head - Ashlyn Wilkinson (Women's Volleyball)

2016-2017 NGU SAAC Representatives

  • Baseball - Mitchell Painter
  • Men's Basketball - Zac Davis & Troy Blyden
  • Women's Basketball - Khara Herring
  • Men's Cross Country/Track & Field - Austin Nobles
  • Women's Cross Country/Track & Field - Leah Austin
  • Men's Golf - Vijay Mishra & Seth Robertson
  • Women's Golf - Sarah Dutton & Madison Monteith
  • Football - Anthony Blair
  • Men's Lacrosse - Mitch Garrett & Jacob Motter
  • Women's Lacrosse - Taylor Kennington & Jilian Chiesa
  • Men's Soccer - Chris Inman
  • Women's Soccer - Karis Hoover
  • Men's Tennis - Santiago Camacho
  • Softball - Kate Lee
  • Men's Volleyball - Connor Rhine & Matthew McManaway
  • Women's Volleyball - Ashlyn Wilkinson & Sara Miller
  • Cheerleading - Molly Burdette, Jessi Varner