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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

2015 Football Women's Clinic
July Construction Update
What's Your Legacy? Get Your Brick Today!
Construction Update Champions Club
Folsom Field Construction Cam: Live views from the construction site.
Brooks: Champions Center Tour Creates New Believer
2015 CUSPY Award Winners
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.
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