University of Colorado, Boulder
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
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 Athletics Events
Come out and support your fellow student-athletes at these special events this year!
Soccer - Saturday 10/13 vs Oregon State @ 12pm - Breakfast Burritos pregame!
Men's Basketball - 12/5 vs CSU
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 - 2013 Date Coming Soon!
2012-13 SAAC Officers
Presidents: Brianne Beemer (Track) and Lauren Shaner (Soccer)
Vice Presidents: Shalaya Kipp (Cross Country) and Ian Mallams (Ski)
Community Service Chair: Nikki Look (Cross Country)
Communication Chair: Ashley Tiefel (Tennis)
C-Club Liaison: Max Lamb (Ski)
MBB - Shane Harris-Tunks, Spencer Dinwiddie
WBB - Brenna Malcolm-Peck, Lexy Kresl
FB - Connor Wood, Juda Parker, Will Oliver, Paul Vigo
MGO - Tyler Engel, David Oraee
WGO - Devin Dougherty
ASK - Max Lamb, Khyla Burrows
NSK - Mary Rose, Ian Mallams
WSO - Hayley Hughes, Lauren Shaner, Shaye Marshall
WTE - Ashley Tiefel, Winde Janssens
CC - Ryan Savercool, Connor Winter, Shalaya Kipp, Nikki Look
TR - Brianne Beemer, Lindsey Hubbard, Emily Hunsucker, Sophie Hallam-Eames, Matt Biegner
WVB - Kelsey Spencer, Jessica Aschenbrenner