Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
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The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee of student-athletes representing each sports team and is open to all students on campus who are interested in improving the athletic experience at Oakland University. The SAAC serves as the voice of all student-athletes and students that give suggestions on how to improve attendance, campus pride, and service within the athletic department. The SAAC's main focus is community service projects and bettering the Golden Grizzly spirit on Oakland's Campus.

The SAAC meets monthly to discuss upcoming events, to review new and changing NCAA rules, and also to bring up concerns or suggestions for future events within athletics. The SAAC issues monthly newsletters to post at all team locker room sites and in surrounding athletic buildings in order to broaden the communication between all staff, students, and coaches.

Ethos of Oakland University Athletics
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Athletics will provide a first-class experience for student-athletes and promote an environment that fosters success in the classroom, in competition, and in the community, while maintaining a focus that is consistent with University objectives for excellence in all areas:

  • Create and maintain an environment that encourages personal and professional growth, and the pursuit of knowledge, while advancing University and Athletics goals;

  • Be innovative and creative to consistently seek once unimaginable accomplishments by utilizing a forward-thinking mindset;

  • Reinforce a positive image of Oakland University and metro Detroit on the regional and national stage;

  • Commit to the principles of fiscal responsibility and efficiency, gender equity, diversity and good sporting conduct by all coaches, administrative staff and student-athletes and;

  • Have a positive attitude and give maximum effort in trying to achieve the broader University mission statement and values while providing a welcoming environment and be relationship oriented when interacting with University students, faculty, staff, alumni, sponsors, donors and friends.

  • 2015-16 SAAC Meetings

    7:00pm - September 13, 2015

    7:00pm - October 4, 2015

    7:00pm - November 1, 2015

    7:00pm - December 6, 2015

    7:00pm - January 10, 2016

    7:00pm - February 7, 2016

    7:00pm - March 6, 2016

    7:00pm - April 3, 2016

    Student-Athlete Handbook

    GOLD Program Information

    GOLD Program Guidelines

    2015-16 News and Events

    Welcome Back - Sept. 1, 7-10 p.m. - Sound Board | Video

    Compliance/Academic Meeting - Sept. 1, 9 a.m. - Oakland Center Gold Rooms

    New Student Convocation - Sept. 2, 3-4 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena

    Brooksie Way Half Marathon and Fitness Expo - Sept. 25-27 - Recreation Center

    Speaker Laverne Cox - Oct. 8, 7 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena

    Career Fair - Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena | Video

    Trick or Suite - Oct. 23, 4-7 p.m. - Embassy Suites in Troy | Video

    Make a Difference Day - Oct. 24, All Day, Various Sites

    Etiquette Dinner - Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

    Speaker Dr. Baldwin - Nov. 9, 7 p.m. - Meadow Brook Theatre

    Oakland Day of Service - Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. - Oakland Center Gold Rooms

    Speaker Lavar Burton - Jan. 18, TBA - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

    Faculty Recognition Breakfast - Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

    Black and Gold Awards (#BGAs) - April 18, 7 p.m. - Fox Theatre

    Contact Info
    To contact SAAC please email at oaklandsaac1@gmail.com

    Officers
    Jordan Sargent
    Jordan Sargent
    President
    Women's Soccer
    Elena Popkey
    Elena Popkey
    Vice President
    Women's Basketball
    Nikki Flynn
    Nikki Flynn
    Secretary
    Women's Swimming
    Sarah Hartley
    Sarah Hartley
    Treasurer
    Softball
    Breann Revely
    Breann Revely
    Community Service
    Volleyball
    Rachel Grier
    Rachel Grier
    Academic Service
    Volleyball
    Takara Martin
    Takara Martin
    Director of Communication
    Women's Swimming
     
     
    SAAC Members
    Daniel Ault
    Daniel Ault
    Men's Golf
    Evan Bowser
    Evan Bowser
    Men's Golf
    Brant Cassidy
    Joe Buchalski
    Baseball
    Brant Cassidy
    Brant Cassidy
    Men's Swimming
    Maxime Colen
    Maxime Colen
    Women's Tennis
    Sammy Condon
    Sammy Condon
    Volleyball
    Meghan Daly
    Meghan Daly
    Women's Track and Field
    Aaron Davis
    Aaron Davis
    Men's Track
    Alek Frascone
    Alek Frascone
    Men's Basketball
    Juliana Guevara
    Juliana Guevara
    Women's Tennis
    Miranda Haas
    Miranda Haas
    Women's Cross Country/Track
    Lindsay Hill
    Lindsay Hill
    Softball
    Tomas Kiviluoma
    Tomas Kiviluoma
    Men's Swimming

    Alana Koepf
    Women's Cross Country/Track
    Kelsey Lucas
    Kelsey Lucas
    Softball
    Lindsay Lutton
    Lindsay Lutton
    Softball
    Hayley MacDonald
    Hayley MacDonald
    Women's Track and Field
    Candice Mack
    Candice Mack
    Women's Track
    Lauryn Pioro
    Lauryn Pioro
    Cheer
    Elena Popkey
    Elena Popkey
    Women's Basketball
    Cady Pozolo
    Cady Pozolo
    Women's Track
    Matt Ritter
    Matt Ritter
    Men's Cross Country, Track
    Jenny Rosonke
    Jenny Rosonke
    Women's Soccer
    Sidney Santos
    Sidney Santos
    Women's Basketball
    Nate Schweers
    Nate Schweers
    Baseball
    Glen Scott
    Glen Scott
    Men's Track
    Morgan Smith
    Morgan Smith
    Women's Golf
    Bryce Stroede
    Bryce Stroede
    Men's Cross Country/Track
    Natalie Stone
    Natalie Stone
    Women's Track and Field
    Danielle Szayna
    Danielle Szayna
    Softball
    Devin Thomlinson
    Devin Thomlinson
    Women's Soccer
    Jacob VanderLaan
    Jacob VanderLaan
    Men's Soccer
    Gino Vitella
    Gino Vitella
    Men's Track and Field
    Zach Walker
    Zach Walker
    Men's Soccer
    Haylee Zyber
    Haylee Zyber
    Women's Golf
    Advisors
    Robby Stewart
    Robby Stewart
    Faculty Athletic Representative
    Christine Stiller
    Christine Stiller
    Faculty Athletic Representative
    Evan Dermidoff
    Evan Dermidoff
    SAAC Advisor
    Holly Kerstner
    Holly Kerstner
    SAAC Advisor

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