[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Saints deliver Happy Hats to Inova

Aimee Michels, Meryem Noucair, Sam Spencer, Davon Speight, Jeff Cook and Alex Curley represented the Marymount Student Athlete Advisory Committee and delivered the hats that MU student-athletes made to Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. 



Want to know what’s new in the world of SAAC? Read below!


Send a bundle of joy from home during exam time. Purchase a SAAC Exam Care Package for your son or daughter. You can choose either the Health Nut Bonanza, which includes fresh fruit, granola bars, dried fruit, all natural fruit snacks, water, all natural juices, fruit chips, applesauce, canned fruit, oatmeal, trail mix, highlighter, pens, pencils, sticky notes and much more!

or the Junk Food Bonanza which includes candy bars, loose candy, chips, fruit snacks, hot chocolate mix, lollipops, cookies, chewy bars, soda, gatorade, bubble gum, popcorn, highlighters, pens, pencils, sticky notes and much more!

… or Both! Just Click here to download the order form.

On this day, student athletes come together to celebrate each other accomplishments… and to of course, HAVE FUN!!! Click here to see last year’s pictures.

Mark the date: April 25th , 2010

Saints make Happy Hats

For the second consecutive year, Marymount student-athletes, under the sponsorship of the MU Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), donated their time and artistic talents to the Happy Hats project, an organization that provides hats for children with cancer.

More than 30 MU student-athletes, worked for more than two hours on Sunday, February, 21 for the cause.  (See pix below:)


What is SAAC?
SAAC is a student athlete advisory committee comprised of student athletes to discuss their experiences in the college setting. This committee voices their concerns and gives suggestions about the various laws governing their NCAA institution. SAAC was first developed in 1989 to review issues affecting collegiate student athletes. This initial goal has progressed into SAAC members assisting in the review of NCAA proposed legislation and serving as the voice of student athletes at national meetings. The overall mission of SAAC remains the same "… to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."

Staff Advisor:

Beth Ann Wilson (Volleyball)


What is the purpose of SAAC at Marymount?
SAAC has a variety of purposes at Marymount. Here are a few listed below:

  • Promote communication between athletics administration and student athletes
  • Disseminate information
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues
  • Generate a student athlete voice within the campus athletics department during the formulation of its policies
  • Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams
  • Solicit student athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation
  • Organize community service efforts
  • Create a vehicle for student athlete representation on campus-wide committees (i.e., student government)
  • Promote a positive student athlete image on campus

Taken from SAAC pamphlet-www.ncaa.org