The mission of the Muskingum Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity and communication between the student-athletes and athletics administration, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image on campus and in the New Concord community.
SAAC was developed by the Muskingum athletic department to:
- Promote communication between the Muskingum athletics administration and its student-athletes.
- Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues, including student-athlete welfare.
- Generate a student-athlete voice within the Muskingum athletics department’s formulation of policies.
- Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletic teams.
- Organize community service efforts.
- Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus and in the community.
SAAC representatives from all of Muskingum's 21 varsity sports have dedicated themselves to helping and promoting their fellow student-athletes, Muskingum and the community. Their efforts have helped to enhance a tradition of involvement by Muskingum student-athletes.
The group, which meets monthly, is charged with discussing ongoing issues at Muskingum and around the country pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and the lives of student-athletes.
During the 2016-17 academic year, SAAC planned, organized and hosted the the 2nd Annual Golden Hook Awards, hosted a Hoops for Hunger food drive and held special promotions throughout the year at Muskingum atheltic events.
2017-18 SAAC Student Officers
2017-18 SAAC Team Representatives
Women's Soccer - Katie Bodenmiller, Rachael Waite
Men's Soccer - Josh Routte, Alex Furst
Baseball - Ben Van Wey, Evan Hinds
Softball - Rachel Eberling, Kylie Zifer
Wrestling - Toby Warrington, Antonio Zapata
Women's Lacrosse - Paige Watterman, Katie Shamel
Men's Lacrosse - Phillip Dappen, Nick Klinefelter
Women's Basketball - Catie Smith, Schyler Fennimore
Men's Basketball - Jalen Paige
Volleyball - Miranda Plumly, Mackenzie O'Shea
Cross Country - Reilly Walsh, Douglas McIntire
Track & Field - Jeff Burkholder, Emily Ellyson
Football - Traci Wilson
Women's Golf - TBA
Men's Golf - Jacob Van Leeuwen, Christian Taylor
Men's Tennis - Levi Hall
Women's Tennis - TBA
SAAC Muskies of the Month
2017-18 Academic Year
September 2017 - Brody Hahn (Football) and Rachel Timberlake (Women's Cross Country)
October 2017 - Staci Wilson (Football) and Miranda Biship (Women's Soccer)
November 2017 - Damon Jones (Football) and Caitlyn Smith (Women's Basketball)
2016-17 Academic Year
September 2016 - Trent Newby (Men's Soccer) and Autumn Devine (Women's Soccer)
November 2016 - Antonio Zapata (Wrestling) and Katie Hunt (Volleyball)
December 2016 - Hallie Stocker (Women's Basketball)
2015-16 Academic Year
September 2015 - Zach Barry (Football) and Hailey Dickey (Women's Soccer)
October 2015 - Sam Lucas (Football) and Taylor Mathews (Volleyball)
December 2015 - Darrell Briggs (Men's Track) and Hailey Ferguson (Women's Track)
February 2016 - Chris Lardie (Men's Track) and Ashley Adams (Women's Lacrosse)