MIAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

   

The MIAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) supports student-athletes by providing the communication of ideas and concerns between student-athletes and the MIAC within a structure that will promote active involvement. MIAC SAAC is also committed to engaging in campus and community service projects and to serving as positive role models for their peers and younger student-athletes.

2016-17 MIAC SAAC Officers
Chair: Megan Skelly, St. Olaf, Hockey
Co-Chair: Shannon Strickland, St. Catherine, Cross Country/Track & Field
Recorder: Keenan Jones, Hamline, Football

2016-17 MIAC SAAC Advisor: Sheridan Blanford, MIAC Assistant Director 

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2014 MIAC Student-Athlete Leadership Conference


MIAC SAAC in the News

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    September 27, 2016
    MIAC receives Outstanding Service Award from Special Olympics Minnesota The MIAC was recognized at Saturday's Distinguished Service Awards ceremony for its contributions to Special Olympics Minnesota
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    February 05, 2016
    MIAC Friday Feature: Rivals Augsburg and Hamline 'unify' to benefit Special Olympics The Auggies and Pipers tipped off a Special Olympics unified rivalry series with a basketball game on Wednesday.
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    January 22, 2016
    MIAC Friday Feature: NCAA Convention experience valuable for MIAC student-athletes Three current MIAC student-athletes and two recent graduates had an outstanding experience at the 2016 NCAA Convention.
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    December 02, 2015
    Concordia SAAC earns Special Olympics award The Cobber Student-Athlete Advisory Committee was awarded the Outstanding Area Organization Award from the Special Olympics of North Dakota.
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    April 27, 2015
    Saint Benedict SAAC raises $625.46 for Special Olympics Saint Benedict SAAC collected donations for Special Olympics Minnesota through fundraising efforts.
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    April 27, 2015
    St. Olaf SAAC hosts Special Olympics bean bag tournament St. Olaf SAAC hosted a Special Olympics bean bag tournament on campus on Sunday April, 19.
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    April 22, 2015
    Hamline SAAC teams up with Northwestern for Special Olympics Basketball Event Hamline and Northwestern student-athletes supported Special Olympics by hosting a basketball clinic.
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    December 18, 2014
    St. Catherine's SAAC volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House. St. Catherine's WSAAC kicked off the holiday season with a volunteer initiative with Ronald McDonal House.
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    April 02, 2014
    MIAC student-athletes take the 'Plunge' to support Special Olympics Several MIAC student-athletes have participated in the Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics.
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    April 01, 2014
    Concordia Student-Athletes partner with Special Olympics. Concordia Student-Athletes participated in two Special Olympics events including basketball and track and field.
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    February 21, 2014
    Gustavus Athletic Department Hosts Special Olympics Aquatics And Basketball Competitions Over February Gustavus Athletics partners with Special Olympics to host Aquatics And Basketball Competitions during the month of February.
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    December 18, 2013
    Hamline SAAC Helps Soldiers Overseas Hamline SAAC Members collected items that were shipped overseas to soldiers in the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
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    January 11, 2013
    Student-Athlete Advisory Committee serves Special Olympics According to “Special Olympics: Who We Are”: “Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.”
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    December 21, 2012
    SAAC Sends Holiday Cheer Overseas Hamline's Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) poses with a portion of the goodies collected in a drive and sent to U.S. military troops overseas as holiday gifts. Included were essentials such as shampoo, consitioners, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, soap, feminine hygiene products and body washes.
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    December 06, 2012
    Concordia SAAC helps Salvation Army with fifth-annual Mascot Challenge MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Concordia Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) helped the Salvation Army in their fifth annual Mascot Challenge on Saturday at the Scheels sporting goods store in Fargo.
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    May 01, 2012
    Saint Benedict/St. John's SAAC donates to Special Olympics On March 24th, the College of Saint Benedict Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in cooperation with the St. John’s University SAAC, hosted their athletic formal dinner and dance raising money for the Special Olympics-Minnesota.
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    April 15, 2012
    NCAA Division III Week - April 9-15, 2012 Running April 9 to 15, the first ever NCAA Division III Week celebrates the unique Division III student-athlete experience, which offers a highly competitive athletics environment, a commitment to academic excellence and time to pursue other interests.
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    April 13, 2012
    Friday Feature: MIAC Embraces NCAA DIII Week ST. PAUL, Minn. – In honor of the unique student-athlete experience in Division III athletics, the NCAA encouraged its member institutions and conferences to join in celebration by scheduling and promoting outreach events highlighting at least one aspect of the Division III student-athlete experience throughout the week of April 9 -15.
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    December 05, 2011
    The Salvation Army Announces Winner of Mascot Challenge FARGO, ND – December 5, 2011 – The Salvation Army held its 4th Annual Mascot Challenge on Saturday. The Mascot Challenge was a special event for the Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.
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    November 01, 2011
    Auggies and Special Olympics team up RED WING, Minn. -- The Augsburg College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organized and took part in a volunteer event with Special Olympics Minnesota on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Treasure Island bowling venue. Fifteen Auggies volunteered for the regional bowling competition.
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    May 06, 2011
    Feature: MIAC student-athletes 'Rebuild Together' MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) has numerous storied rivalries that often times heighten the competitive spirit within the league.
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    December 17, 2010
    Friday Feature: MIAC SAAC continues to gives back ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the 2010 fall semester winds down and the Holiday season approaches, reminders are everywhere that this is the, “Season of Giving.”
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    April 29, 2010
    MIAC SAAC teams up with Rebuilding Together St. Paul, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (MIAC SAAC) partnered with Rebuilding Together-Twin Cities this past Saturday, April 24 as 22 student-athletes helped in a home renovation project in North Minneapolis.
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    January 03, 2010
    Auggies on WCCO news Sunday The Augsburg College women's hockey team's clinic with the Minnesota Special Hockey's Woodbury Eagles squad was featured on the WCCO-TV (Channel 4 in the Twin Cities) 10 p.m. news on Sunday (1/3). Click here to watch the story.
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    December 16, 2009
    MIAC SAAC completes 2009 Toys for Teens Drive St. Paul, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (MIAC SAAC) completed its eighth annual Toys for Teens Drive with a group donation at NBC KARE 11 in Golden Valley, Minn. on Tuesday night, December 15.
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    October 13, 2009
    SAAC RAISES $1,700 TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER Macalester’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) raised over $1,700 to help fight breast cancer last Friday (Oct. 9) at volleyball’s “Dig Pink Night” match with Augsburg and the women’s soccer “Kick Cancer Night” match with UW-River Falls.
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    August 31, 2009
    MAC & ST. THOMAS SAACS ORGANIZING FOOD DRIVE ON SEPT. 5 The Student Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) from Macalester and St. Thomas are working together to organize a food and fund drive during the football game between Macalester and St. Thomas on Saturday, September 5th.
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    April 30, 2009
    MIAC student-athletes help rebuild the Twin Cities St. Paul, Minn. -- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) student-athletes recently took a day out of their busy schedules to help "rebuild" the Twin Cities. Working through Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, 19 MIAC student-athletes volunteered on Saturday, April 25 to do a variety of projects at two St. Paul homes.
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    January 22, 2009
    GODWIN REPRESENTS CONFERENCE SAAC AT NCAA CONVENTION Macalester volleyball player Marie Godwin, a junior from Chaska, Minnesota, is the representative from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), and last week (Jan. 14-17) attended the annual NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C., before beginning a study-abroad program in Denmark.
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    December 19, 2008
    MIAC SAAC completes record Toys for Teens drive St. Paul, Minn. -- Anyone familiar with the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) knows that student-athletes in the conference excel on the field of competition and in the classroom.
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    October 28, 2008
    Jessie Doig Selected to Blog for the NCAA Gustavus Adolphus College senior women's hockey student-athlete Jessie Doig (New Prague, Minn.) will have the unique opportunity to blog for the NCAA at www.ncaa.com.
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    October 21, 2008
    Cardinals join forces with St. Stan's M.S. WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary's University men's basketball team has joined forces with the St. Stanislaus Middle School to form a partnership for the 2008-09 school year.
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    October 12, 2008
    MAC RAISES $2,200 TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER Macalester's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the athletic department helped raise over $2,200 to fight breast cancer during Dig Pink / Kick Cancer Night on Friday, October 3 during home Macalester volleyball and women’s soccer matches.
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    March 11, 2008
    SAAC Formal Raises Over $1500 for Special Olympics College of Saint Benedict SAAC and St. John’s University SAAC teamed up yet again for the 5th Annual SAAC Formal. This year’s fundraiser collected $1545 for the Special Olympics Minnesota Chapter, beating their goal of $1500.
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    December 17, 2007
    MIAC SAAC completes another successful Toys for Teens Drive St. Paul, Minn. -- The sixth annual Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (MIAC SAAC) Toys for Teens Drive was completed last Thursday as MIAC student-athletes made a group donation on the NBC KARE 11 nightly news.
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    April 26, 2007
    MIAC Student-Athletes lend a "Brush for Kindness" Women's Sports Members About the MIAC Playoffs & Championships Statistics All-Sports Competition Records & Awards Archives News Room Social Media Action Photos Broadcasts SAAC Sportsmanship Officials Administrators Compliance Weather Strategic Plan Links MIAC Student-Athletes lend a "Brush for Kindness" 4/26/2007 6:16:57 PM St. Paul, Minn. -- For one Saturday, a group of MIAC student-athletes traded in their uniforms and gear for some old work clothes and paint brushes.