July 12, 2011

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

THE MISSION OF SAAC IS TO:

  • Enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting 
    opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering 
    a positive student-athlete image
  • Support and encourage athletes in their development athletically 
    and academically by promoting discipline, time management 
    skills and goal setting
  • Facilitate open communication between student-athletes, the 
    academic community, coaches and administrators
  • Increase the Conference's involvement in the NCAA 
    Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Promote good sportsmanship, fair play, leadership and 
    academic achievement among student-athletes
  • Provide the student-athletes with a "voice" in the Conference

2012-13 SAAC Meetings

Sunday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00PM

The 2012 Cans Across The Conference Food Drive is currently underway.  Talk to your SAAC Representative about more information.

 Volleyball - Paige Babb and Rachel Fischer

Soccer - Jordan Jones

Cross Country - Sophia Stone and Amanda Fadden

Basketball - Shamanda Washington

Tennis  - Madeline Ogden and Katie Kelley

Softball - Sarah Seekins and Ali Reinhard

 

2010-11 SAAC ACTIVITY

Pizza Party

THE FIGHTING SQUIRRELS COLLECT PENNIES FOR A PURPOSE

Staunton, VA - Members of the Mary Baldwin College varsity teams collected $224.63 for Relay for Life as part of the "USA South Pennies for a Purpose." The members of SAAC started the collection for worthy organizations in 2008. Each school decides the organization for which it is collecting. The Fighting Squirrels softball team collected $201.58 which was the most by any team.

MBC ATHLETICS COLLECTS 376 CANS FOR BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK

Staunton, VA - The Mary Baldwin College Athletic Department collected 376 cans this fall as they participated in the USA South Cans Across the Conference food drive. "Cans Across the Conference" was initiated in 2004 by the USA South Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members in order to help make a happier holiday in their communities.

SAAC organized the canned food drive as a community service competition amongst the ten institutions in the USA South. Each campus SAAC collected cans and other non-perishable items at their school to benefit a local charity.

Overall, the USA South institutions collected a Conference-record 64,477 items, shattering the old record set last year by 35, 174. Over the seven-year history of the program, USA South Conference institutions have donated 178,704 items to various organizations

The MBC Soccer team collected the most cans this fall.

Pizza

 

Volleyball Team Celebrates Think Pink Night

 

 

 

PAST SAAC ACTIVITY

Relay For Life of Mary Baldwin College, March 21, 2009

  

  

 

"Pennies for a Purpose" - All Donations will go to Relay for Life

Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. This year, MBC athletics participated with a team that helped to raise money for this great cause.

Cans Across the Conference 2008

The Mary Baldwin Community and the Athletic Department participated in the USA South "Cans Across the Conference" Contest. SAAC collected 768 cans for the Blue Ridge Food Bank, which weighed 652 lbs. Thanks to everyone that helped make this food drive a success.

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Red Cross Volunteers from MBC helped to Assemble Disaster Relief Kits @ the Target Distribution Center
in Stuarts Draft,Va. Thanks to the volunteers for their help

 

Relay For Life of Mary Baldwin College, March 15, 2008

Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. This year, MBC athletics participated with a team that helped to raise money for this great cause. The Athletics team was 5th out of 18 teams raising money. We had 18 Teams, 125 Participants and Raised: $15,870.95 so far.