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University of Colorado, Boulder
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee



Golden Groupies vs Silver Squad! Wear your spirit shirt to any home contest this spring and earn points for your team. Post to social media and use the #BuffHerd hashtag

What is SAAC?
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the University of Colorado-Boulder is a dynamic group of student-athletes dedicated to providing a voice for the interests and concerns of the student-athletes.The committee focuses on fostering camaraderie in areas such as: academics, community service, university relations, student-athlete welfare and career development.

Leadership Through Service Activities

Trick or Treat Street - Dress up in your Halloween costume and participate in a safe trick or treating event for local kids!

Buffalo Hugs - Every semester, Buff student-athletes visit the Denver Children's Hospital. They pass out Buff goodies, sign autographs and visit with the children and their families.

Read with the Buffs - Dates TBD. Each semester, student-athletes attend local elementary schools and read an inspirational story to the kids. Students are quizzed on the material and can receive CU prizes for correct answers. CU student-athletes encourage the children to read to expand their mind and pursue a college career.

Holiday Angel Tree - Each November, SAAC puts up a holiday tree with oranaments which have the names of local needy children through the GENESIS Program of Boulder County. Athletic Department staff and student-athletes can sponsor a child and purchase and wrap gifts for them for the holidays.

Healthy Kids Day - Prior to a Soccer game and the Spring Football game, student-athletes lead local children in completing various atheltic stations to promote active lifestyles. Kids can earn t-shirts and a free lunch by completing all of the stations.

CUSPYs – CU Sports People of the Year - Tuesday April 26th!

2015-16 SAAC Officers

Presidents: Conner Winter (Cross Country), Clare Wise (Ski)
Vice Presidents: Jesse Knori (Ski), Kelsey English (Track)
Social Media Chair: Alexis Keating (Golf)
Service Chair:
C-Club Liaison: Jamie Oleskiew (Golf)

Team Reps
MBB – Tory Miller
WBB – Zoe Beard-Fails, Haley Smith, Ariana Freeman
FB – Derek McCartney
MGO – Ross MacDonald
WGO – Jamie Oleskiew, Alexis Keating
WLX – Sarah Lautman, Emily Knapp, Taylor Oliver
ASK – Clare Wise, Cameron Smith, Katie Hostetler
NSK –  Jesse Knori. Lucy Newman, Max Scrimgeour, Ian Boucher
WSO – Kahlia Hogg, Makaela Kraus
WTE – Alex Aiello, Nuria Ormeno, -Ruiz
CC – Connor Winter, Christian Martin, Erin Clark, Maddie Alm
T&F –  Kelsey English, Sophie Hallam-Eames, Kelsey English, Jaron Thomas, Austin Mitsch
VB – Cierra Simpson, Gabby Simpson, Stephanie Shadley