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Sustainable Excellence Initiative

University of Colorado, Boulder
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee



Welcome Back Picnic is Sunday Aug. 24, 6 p.m., at the Mary Rippon Theater

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.

Athletes Supporting Athletes Events
Come out and support your fellow student-athletes at these special events this year!

Fall Semester
Soccer: 9/12 vs DEN @ 4:30PM
M Golf: 9/29-30 @ CO National
XC: 10/4, RM Shootout, S. Campus
Volleyball: 10/19 vs CAL @ 12PM, Coors
M Basketball: 11/17 vs AUB @ 11PM, Coors

Spring Semester
W Basketball: TBD
Nordic Ski: 1/23-24 @ Steamboat Spgs
Alpine Ski: 1/25-26 @ Eldora
Lacrosse: 2/14 vs MARQ @ 12PM, Kitt
Tennis: 4/5 vs WSU @ 10AM, S. Campus
Track & Field: 4/10-11 CU Invite, Potts
W. Golf: 4/20-22, Pac-12s, Boulder CC

Community 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 stuffed buffaloes, 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 - 2015 Date Coming Soon! 

2014-15 SAAC Officers

Presidents: Conner Winter (Cross Country), Brooke Wales (Ski)
Vice Presidents: Clare Wise (Ski), Charlie Von Thaden (Ski)
Social Media Chair: Desiree Harris (Basketball)
Service Chair: Ashley Tiefel (Tennis)
C-Club Liaison: Bianca Jones (Soccer)

Team Reps
MBB – Eli Stalzer
WBB – Jasmine Sborov
FB – Will Oliver, Juda Parker
MGO – Drew Trujillo
WGO – Jamie Oleskiew, Alexis Keating
WLX – Sarah Lautman, Madison Krause
ASK – Brooke Wales, Clare Wise, Shane McLean, Cameron Smith
NSK – Charlie Von Thaden, Jesse Knori
WSO – Bianca Jones, Darcy Jerman
WTE – Ashley Tiefel
CC –Hugh Dowdy, Connor Winter, Carrie Verdon, Jenny DeSouchet
T&F – Catrina MCalister, Sophie Hallam-Eames, Bridget Sweeney
VB – Kelsey English, Cierra Simpson

Topping Off Ceremony
Construction Update
Facilities Virtual Walk Through Tour
Season Ticket Holder Renewal Tutorial
Folsom Field Construction Cam: Live views from the construction site.
Brooks: Champions Center Tour Creates New Believer
Chauncey Billups is inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Colorado Captures Its 20th National Title In Skiing
Learn more about CU's Sustainable Excellence Initiative
Plati-'Tudes: Associate AD David Plati returns with his unique look at all things CU.
Colorado introduces its strategic plan for Athletics.
Classic CU