Members of Valpo's SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) represent their teams in a monthly forum to discuss ideas and issues pertinent to the success of the Valpo Athletics program. This forum provides the representatives the opportunity to offer input regarding programs, athletic department policies, conference regulations and NCAA legislations that impact student-athletes.
SAAC is composed of appointed representatives from each athletic team and functions to build a better sense of community among all the athletic teams. SAAC helps to promote communication between student-athletes, coaches, University administration, the Missouri Valley Conference and the NCAA. Melissa Van Dygriff, Valpo's Assistant A.D. for Student Services, serves as the SAAC advisor.
Members of the Valpo SAAC also represent the department on the MVC SAAC, helping to provide feedback on issues impacting the MVC and NCAA legislation and policies affecting student-athletes.
2018-19 SAAC Officers
Tess Barrett (Women's Soccer) - Tess.Barrett@valpo.edu
Jesse Studyvin (Football) - Jesse.Studyvin@valpo.edu
Tara Lawson (Women's Swimming) - Tara.Lawson@valpo.edu
Ben Sekuloski (Men's Track and Field) - Ben.Sekuloski@valpo.edu