Upcoming Meetings:

Conference Call - February 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
In-Person Meeting - April 13, 2014 at Franklin & Marshall College; Noon - 4 p.m.


December 2013 Newsletter

2013-14 SAAC Members

Chair: Rose Pitkin, Swarthmore
Vice Chair: D.J. Bradshaw, Washington College
NCAA SAAC Representative: Steven Berardi, Ursinus

School Name  Yr.  Sport
Bryn Mawr Kendall Baller  So.  Women's Tennis
  Melina Koukoutchos  So.  Women's Tennis
  Jill Breslin    Advisor
Dickinson Ari Blask  Sr.  Men's Tennis
  Caroline Kapustynski  Jr.  Field Hockey
  Dina Henry    Advisor
Franklin & Marshall Caitlin Brust  Sr.  Softball
  Malorie Sassaman  Sr.  Softball
  Patty Epps    Advisor
  Missy Mariano    Advisor
  Kathy Ham    Advisor
Gettysburg Abby Ferguson  Sr.  Softball
  Cory Karagjozi  Jr.  Baseball
  Carol Cantele    Advisor
Haverford Brett Cohen  Sr.
 Men's Basketball
  Madison Fuelling
 Jr.  Women's Volleyball
  Dave Beccaria    Advisor
  Jamie Gluck    Advisor
Johns Hopkins Liz Tommasi
 So.  Women's Basketball
  TBA    Advisor
McDaniel Becky Kaler  Sr.  Women's Cross Country
  Emma Wingerd  Jr.  Women's Basketball
  Becky Martin
  Jessica Cortese    Advisor
Muhlenberg Chayoot Chengsupanimit  So.  Wrestling
  Megan Eddinger    Advisor
Swarthmore Jimmy Gastner  So.  Men's Lacrosse
  Christen Boas Hayes  So.  Softball
  Rose Pitkin  Sr.  Softball
  Nnenna Akotaobi    Advisor
Ursinus Steve Berardi  Sr.  Baseball
  Stephanie Cooper  So.  Field Hockey
  Danielle DeSpirito  So.  Field Hockey
  Dave Duryea  Jr.  Men's Lacrosse
  Stan Exeter
Washington College D.J. Bradshaw
 So.  Men's Swimming
  Meredith Andrews
 Jr.  Field Hockey
  Rachel Boyle


2013-14 Meeting Dates

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Location: Wyndham Garden Hershey/Harrisburg
Guest Speaker: Anna Aagenes, Campus Pride
Centennial Conference Contact: Jessica Huntley, jessica.huntley@centennial.org 

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

I. Mission Statement
As part of our mission statement to faculty and administration, we choose:

1. To recognize that athletics help to develop a well-rounded student, not only by providing discipline and time management skills, but also by allowing the athlete to set and achieve individual and team goals. Our athletic participation enhances our collegiate experience.

2. To facilitate open communication between the athletic and academic communities to discuss issues regarding the aforementioned goals.

3. To have an active role in each decision-making process involving our well-being as student-athletes.

II. Composition
The Centennial Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) shall be composed of at least 22 student-athletes in good academic standing from member institutions. Each institution is entitled to have at least two representatives with the following stipulations - representatives must be either sophomores, junior or seniors; representatives should be one male and one female (two of one gender permitted from single-sex institution); one of the representatives shall be the chair of the institution's student-athlete advisory committee.

III. Role of the Committee
The role of the SAAC is to give the student-athlete a voice in the policy-making process of the Centennial Conference.

IV. Meetings
The SAAC shall meet two times during the academic year - once in November, and once in April. Meeting sites, times and dates will be selected by the Conference Office.

V. Functions
The SAAC will serve as the liaison between the student-athletes of the Centennial Conference and the Administrative Delegates. The SAAC will be the "voice" to share concerns and to discuss other issues impacting the welfare of the student-athlete. The SAAC shall receive information on and explanations of Conference activities and legislation, and shall review and react to topics referred to it by Conference committees and by the Delegates.

VI. Officers
The chair and vice-chair of the SAAC shall be elected by the committee. The chair must be a member of the senior class at her/his institution and must be in good academic standing. The vice-chair must be either a sophomore or a junior at his/her institution and must also be in good academic standing.

VI. Duties of the Officers
The Chair will chair the meetings of the SAAC and will be invited along with the Vice-Chair to attend the Administrative Delegates meetings in the fall, winter and spring. The Chair will be "voice without vote" at the Delegates meeting. The Vice-Chair will assist the Chair in running the meeting and will assume the duties of the Chair in case of her/his absence from the meeting.

VII. Voting Procedures
Each institution's delegation has one vote at the SAAC meeting. To endorse or oppose a motion, a two-thirds affirmative vote of the institutions present is required. An abstention is a neutral vote, then requiring a two-thirds affirmative vote of the remaining institutions.

VIII. Advisor
The Assistant Executive Secretary will serve as the SAAC advisor.

NCAA SAAC website

Past Chairs
1995 - Nate Suter, Haverford
1996 - Annie Guzek, Dickinson
1997 - Gigi Koundinya, Johns Hopkins
1998 - Rachael Wagaman, Gettysburg
1999 - Justin McCarthy, Washington
2000 - Chiemi Suzuki, Bryn Mawr
2001 - Nicole Evans, Gettysburg
2002 - Elena Guarinello, Haverford
2003 - Amanda Rogers, Bryn Mawr
2004 - Catherine Salussolia, Swarthmore
2005 - Meghan Lockard, Gettysburg
2006 - David Poolman, Haverford
2007 - Stephanie Wujcik, Bryn Mawr
2008 - Andrew Lolley, Muhlenberg
2009 - Valerie Sauers, Franklin & Marshall
2010 - Nicole Morano, Franklin & Marshall; Sam Permutt, Haverford