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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.

The mission of the Horizon League is to provide NCAA Division I athletic competition, programs and services that support the member institutions' educational mission and values.

The Horizon League vision is to be highly competitive with our peer conferences and nationally recognized as a NCAA Division I athletic league while developing student-athletes to their fullest potential.

Student-Athlete Well Being: We are uncompromising in our support of student-athlete academic achievement as well as their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.

Integrity: We are uncompromising in our commitment to doing things ethically. We will constantly promote and recognize honesty and sportsmanship.

Respect: We embrace equity and inclusion by valuing and supporting our individual and institutional differences.

Stewardship: We value and nurture our relationships, our fiscal and physical resources, our reputation, and the dreams and aspirations of our student-athletes, striving at all times to be the best we can be.

SAAC Meetings

4:00pm - September 7, 2014

4:00pm - October 5, 2014

4:00pm - November 2, 2014

4:00pm - December 7, 2014

4:00pm - January 11, 2015

4:00pm - February 8, 2015

4:00pm - March 1, 2015

4:00pm - April 12, 2015

Student-Athlete Handbook

GOLD Program Information

GOLD Program Guidelines

News and Events

Welcome Back - Sept. 1 - 7:00-10:00 p.m. - Centerpoint Marriott

New Student Orientation Part II - Sept. 1 - 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Oakland Center

New Student Convocation - Sept. 2 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena

Compliance/Academic Meeting - Sept. 2 - 5:30-8:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Gold Rooms

Sweets, Treats and Grizzly Beats - Sept. 17 - 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Bear Lake

Brooksieway Half Marathon and Fitness Expo - Sept. 26-28 - Rec Center

Trick or Suite - Oct. 24 - 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Embassy Suites in Troy

PB&J Making Day - Feb. 10 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Gold Rooms

March Reading Month - TBA - TBA - TBA

Water-to-Water - TBA - TBA - Oakland Aquatics Center

Literacy Night - March 26 - TBA - Avondale Elementary School

OUCARES Family Fun Day - March 28 - 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Campus Rec Center


Women in Sports Day - Oct. 10 - 12:00-9:00 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena

Eric and Tarh Hipple - Oct. 22 - TBA - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Etiquette Dinner - Nov. 6 - 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Financial Literacy - Jan. 12, 14, 16 and 20 - Elliott Room

Do's and Don'ts for Interviews - Jan. 30 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Room B

Faculty Recognition Breakfast - Feb. 19 - 7:00-9:00 a.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Media Presentation - March 3 - 7:30 p.m. - Oakland Center Fireside Lounge

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Movie Screening Fatitude - March 4 - 7:00 p.m. - DHE 201

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Body Monologues - March 5 - 7:00 p.m. - ODH 202B

End of Year Celebration - April 20 - TBA - Fox Theater

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

Academics Subcommittee

Taylor Humm,

Miranda Haas
Women's Track and Field

Colby Haan
Men's Swimming

Lyndsay Hill

Joe Buchalski

Sara Cupp

Kayla Hensel

Jordan Sargent, Secretary
Women's Soccer
Athletics Subcommittee

Elena Popkey, Subcommittee Officer
Women's Basketball

Jenna Taylor,
Vice President
Women's Soccer

Matt Wilson
Men's Soccer

Sarah Hartley

Gavin Hoy
Men's Soccer

Nikki Flynn
Women's Swimming

Alek Frascone
Men's Basketball

Tom Cotter
Men's Basketball

Cam Sabourin
Women's Tennis

Juliana Guevara
Women's Tennis

Jessica Dood
Women's Volleyball

Haylee Zyber
Women's Golf

Sammy Condon
Women's Volleyball

Marianna Stepp
Women's Golf

Evan Bowser
Men's Golf

Collin Weaver
Men's Golf
Community Service Subcommittee

Matt DeLang, Subcommittee Officer
Men's Soccer

Matt Ritter Men's Cross Country

Glen Scott
Men's Track

Nathan Ziolko
Men's Track and Field

Cady Pozolo
Women's Track and Field

Kathleen Zintsmaster
Women's Track and Field

Jake Quinnan
Men's Swimming

Kayla Owens
Women's Soccer

Alli Gutschow
Women's Volleyball

Breann Reveley
Women's Volleyball

Amy Carlton,
Women's Basketball
Evan Dermidoff
Evan Dermidoff
SAAC Advisor
Holly Kerstner
Holly Kerstner
SAAC Advisor
Robby Stewart
Robby Stewart
Faculty Athletic Representative
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