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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Announces 2010-11 Officers

Joyce Martinez was elected SAAC president for 2010-11

Joyce Martinez was elected SAAC president for 2010-11

June 17, 2010


     The Southern Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) experienced great success in the 2009-2010 academic year; a year in which they participated in a number of community outreach programs, as well as several fundraising events for area non-profit organizations, such as the Homes of Hope for Children and the South Central Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross. 

      Our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is committed to making a difference.   As a result of their hard work and contribution to our community, our SAAC was awarded the 2009-2010 Conference-USA Community Outreach Cup.  Some of their contributions include:

    • Approximately $500 in coins collected for the "Spare Change, Spare the Children" campaign
    • Collected  7,202 lbs of canned goods for the "Let's SAAC Hunger" campaign
    • Raised $1,000 for the American Red Cross by sponsoring the first annual "Cross My Heart, Hope to Buy" Charity Date Auction

      The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is an integral part of Southern Miss athletics.  Each head coach selects two student-athletes from their respective team to serve on this leadership committee. The student-athletes who serve are committed to these functions: 

    • Promote communication and between student-athletes and Southern Miss athletics administrators
    • Provide feedback and insight into department issues, team concerns, etc.
    • Provide a student-athlete voice within the Southern Miss athletic department and the formulation of policies
    • Foster a sense of community among all Southern Miss athletics teams
    • Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed C-USA and NCAA legislation
    • Organize and implement community outreach events
    • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g. Student Government Association, etc.)
    • Promote a positive student-athlete image on the Southern Miss campus

      As we anticipate a new year, SAAC meets it with great excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead.  The Southern Miss SAAC is eager to continue making a positive impact on their teams, the Southern Miss' campus, Hattiesburg and surrounding areas, as well as the national level.   

      SAAC Officers for the 2010-2011 year:

President:    Joyce Martinez  W. Golf

Vice President:   William Spight  Football

Secretary:   Chastity Riggien  W. Track

PR Secretary:   Keiandria George Southern Misses

C-USA Representative:  Lisa Knecht  Volleyball

Team Representatives for the 2010-2011 year: 

Baseball:   Josh Jones & Colin Cargill

M. Basketball:   Maurice Bolden & RL Horton

W. Basketball:   Jamierra Faulkner & Tanesha Washington

Football:    Cameron O'Neal, Justin Wilson & Austin Quattrochi

Men's Golf:   Nick Brown & Brent Hobbs

W. Golf:    Sandra Sohlberg

Soccer:    Elisha Tarbell & Amy Davis

Softball:   Danielle LaPointe & Beth Dietrich

M. Tennis   Jan Burmeister & TBD

W. Tennis:   Elja Von Berlo & Zoe Lee

M. Track:   Mario Spann & Kyle Smith

W. Track:   TBD

Cross Country:   Jocelyn Lockhart & Krista Moylan

Volleyball:   Lauren Broom

Cheerleading:   Leslie Todd & Dailee Eubanks

Southern Misses:  Ashley Weaver

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