What is SAAC?
What happens if you have to miss a quiz in your history class for an away game? How about if practice times conflict with dining hall hours? Who's going to be sure that the athletic awards banquet is properly planned and that the right student-athletes are recognized?
No group more effectively addresses the needs of student athletes than the athletes themselves. That's why, since 1997, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has been speaking up on behalf of all WildCats - serving as a liaison between the athletes, the Athletics Department, and the Randolph community at large. An officially recognized student government organization, the Committee is governed by the SAAC Constitution.
SAAC members also help organize a number of community service activities in Lynchburg and on the Randolph campus, like canned food drives and blood drives.
2015-2016 Cancer Awarness Games
For the third year in a row, Randolph's student-athletes will take the opportunity to trade in their black and yellow for different colors to help raise awareness of various cancers.
Last season, every team participated in an Awareness game, and donations were made to cancer research from all of the games.
Each team is partnering with Randolph's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to use one home event to help draw attention to a cancer, raising funds in the process.
All fall teams wore tie-die shirts, in association with Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness. Here is the story about the fall events.
To donate to the American Cancer Society, click on this link.
The men's and women's basketball team hosted their Cancer Awareness Games as part of a double-header on January 30. The men's game will also be the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Game. The teams wore teal and green tie-dye shirts, raising awareness for Lymphoma and Ovarian Cancer.
The spring sports will be announced at a later date.
Randolph Supports Family at Christmas Time
SAAC Releases "It's On Us" Video
In association with NCAA Division III Week and National Day of Action, and in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Randolph College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) released the "It's On Us" video.
This project was a collaboration between the SAAC, athletics teams, and other community members to show the support in the mission to prevent assault and support victims. Members of the SAAC leadership committee met with members of the Randolph College Counseling Center to discuss issues and decide on this important date to release the video.
For the full release go to this link.
Randolph SAAC Wins NCAA Special Olympics Initiative Spotlight!
Randolph College's year-long service campaign for Special Olympics Virginia has won the NCAA Special Olympics Initiative spotlight for the month of June, 2013.
The prize, which includes $500 for use in a future event benefiting Special Olympics, was awarded because a story about the Randolph partnership won the most votes on the NCAA Division III website.
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Randolph raises money for the Special Olympics program by selling concessions at athletic contests and organizing other fundraisers. The group also provides programs on campus for Special Olympics participants.
In 2013-14, SAAC raised $2,000 for Special Olympics Virginia.
Alexis Waggoner, the advisor for SAAC and the head women's lacrosse coach, said it was an honor to earn the spotlight recognition. "We take huge pride in knowing that we were able to help numerous athletes with the money we have raised," she said. "As a group, we look forward to continuing this relationship and helping this amazing program in any way we can."
Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by any member of SAAC. To become a part of the constitution, the amendment must be passed by a simple majority vote of the members of SAAC at a meeting where two-thirds of all team representatives are in attendance. Click here for the read the rest of the Randolph SAAC Constitution.
Randolph College SAAC Roster
Leadership Committee for 2016-2017
President: Leah Hughes
Vice President: Alex Mariona
Secretary: Jacqueline Hockman
Treasurer: Jenna Sweet
Men's Soccer: Brian Anderson, Nate Juth, Brian Higgins
Women's Soccer: Missy Hussey, Maggie Croft
Volleyball: Alex Mariona, Margaret VanBeek
Women's Lacrosse: Leah Hughes, Chelsea Marciniak
Men's Lacrosse: Scott Wilkinson, Kadri Hearns
Women's Tennis: Jenna Sweet, Samantha Dickerson
Riding: Britnee Kratochvil
Women's Cross Country/Track and Field: Taylor Rama, Teliya Stephenson
Men's Cross Country/Track and Field: Matthieu Meyer, Alex Clem
Softball: Jordyn Knapp
Men's Basketball: Nick Goble, Drew Hayden
Women's Basketball: Jacqueline Hockman, Brie Holdren
Men's Tennis: Doug Corbett
- October, 2016 - Hosted Field Day for Nursery School
- December, 2015 - Sponsored a family for Christmas
- December, 2014 - Supported a family for the holiday season
- Spring 2014 - Started cancer awareness games
- October 25, 2013- Assisted with Moonlight Madness event, opening the 2013-14 season
- April 2012 - Dorm raids to collect canned food for Lynchburg Daily Bread
- March 20, 2012 - Hosted Smack City party, which raised money and canned food
- 2011-12 - Raised $1,000 dollars for Special Olympics Virginia through concessions
- February 10, 2012 - Hosted Special Olympics Virginia for basketball game
- January-May, 2012 - Reading to Robert S. Payne Elementary
- February 1, 2011 - WildCat Tennis Helps Clean Local HS
- December 15, 2010 - Randolph Lax Gives Back
- Continuously - Decorate at selected home competitions