Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

SAAC Mission Statement 

The mission of the University of Denver Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by protecting student-athlete welfare, thus bettering our experience; promoting opportunity, thus bettering our social connections; and fostering a positive student-athlete image, thus bettering our image. 

The purpose of SAAC is to provide student-athletes the opportunity to communicate more effectively with the University of Denver athletic administration, coaches, and staff. It enables student-athletes to provide recommendations for the improvement of academic, athletic, and social experiences. It also encourages community involvement through service projects and fundraisers. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athlete's lives on the University of Denver campus. The committee encourages unity, common purpose and camaraderie between teams and among all student-athletes. 

SAAC Leadership Committee (2011-2012)

Drew Beckie

Men's Soccer

Ian Francis

Men's Swimming

Travis Hallam

Men's Basketball

Faimie Kingsley


Jackie Leung

Women's Swimming

Emiko Smith

Women's Basketball


  • Community Relations - This committee is the liaison between the student athletes and the community.  They are in charge of organizing volunteer events with different programs within the surrounding community.
  • Internal Affairs - This committee is designed to facilitate communication, collaboration, and coordination between the student-athletes and administrators.  This committee will voice any concerns and needs of our fellow student-athletes.  They also are in charge of overseeing the end of the year surveys, and recording athletes' feedback on proposals regarding Sun Belt, NCAA, etc. legislation.
  • Marketing - This committee is designed to identify and utilize mediums and promotions that can be used to create a positive image of DU athletics in the minds of the student body and the community which will project a strong sense of athletic pride throughout the DU campus.
  • Student-Athlete Welfare - This committee is designed to bring students together by creating activities, events and traditions just for them.  They will be responsible for addressing diversity issues.  This committee will also be in charge of making sure the SAAC website is updated.



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