University of Lynchburg Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

WHAT IS SAAC? 


A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives. There is a SAAC at the institution, conference, and national levels. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Division I, II, and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAAC on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAAC.

 

MISSION STATEMENT


  1. Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution.
  2. Generate a student-athlete voice within the conference.
  3. Review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation.
  4. Support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts, with a primary focus on the NCAA Division III SAAC and Special Olympics partnership.

 

EXPECTATIONS


  1. At all time, SAAC members must keep their teams informed and educated about relevant issues discussed during SAAC Meetings. Must act as leaders and liaisons within their teams.
  2. Must adhere to deadlines when submitting and responding to all forms of correspondence from staff and other SAAC members.
  3. Assist in the selection and appointment of new members at the end of the academic year. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will elect new officers to fill any vacant position if the elected officer is unable to carry out his/her obligation. The only exception applies to the office of the President, in which case the Vice President will assume the responsibility. Additionally, the President may appoint an interim secretary who will be responsible for filling the spot of the secretary is not present at a meeting.
  4. Attend all SAAC Meetings. Meetings will be scheduled once a month. 
  5. Promote the athletic department of all of its various entities.
  6. Serve on at least one sub-committee with active involvement.
  7. Know, understand, and follow the SAAC by-laws.

 

(Link to SAAC By-Laws)

  

CODE RED


CODE RED is a SAAC initiative designed to increase intradepartmental support for University of Lynchburg’s athletic programs. Each year, Lynchburg programs get to choose one home event to designate as its CODE RED contest . For that event, all other athletic teams are strongly encouraged to attend in full force to show support for their fellow athletes. CODE RED events allow the entire Lynchburg athletic department to come together and provide an enthusiastic environment for one specific team; the spotlight is on them. Some teams designate their CODE RED to be against a competitive Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival, a highly ranked NCAA team, or a game they might need a little extra support from the crowd.
 
Lynchburg fans cheering in the gym.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS


 

NCAA SAAC ODAC SAAC NCAA DIII SAAC
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PARTNERSHIP

ODAC logo

2019 ODAC SAAC Food Drive

2019 Special Olympics Clinic Coverage

ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
ESCALATION WORKSHOPS

DIVISION III WEEK  

One Love foundation logo

2017 Workshop Coverage

2018 Workshop Coverage

2019 Workshop Coverage

NCAA d3week logo

2020 Division III Week Webpage

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA


TWITTER            INSTAGRAM

           

SAAC REPRESENTATIVES


Photo of 2018-19 SAAC members

2019-20 Officers

Fluharty SAAC headshot headshot headshot Lindsay Riley SAAC headshot
Chad Fluharty
Men's Soccer
President
Shawn Gmurek
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Vice President
Shawn Allen
Baseball
Community Service

Lindsay Riley
Field Hockey
Communications

2019-20 SAAC Representatives

Athletic Training Denequa Glover
Ticynn London
Baseball

Shawn Allen
Parker Shaffer
Brandon Pond

Men's Basketball

Reggie Davis
Joey Hamer
Tharon Suggs

Women's Basketball

Maggie Quarles
Meredith Vetter
Brooke Vetter

Cheerleading

Kerighan Farrell
Sarah Snowman

Men's Cross Country Reid Sharkey
Women's Cross Country Stephanie Burnett
Equestrian

Dani Herzberg
Taylor Herzog
Abbie DeFino
Olivia Smith

Field Hockey

Lindsey Riley
Alex Rebman
Kaylie Truitt
Alex Boatwright

Men's Golf

Noah Siman

Women's Golf

Lily Self

Men's Lacrosse

Alec Pupshis
Kevin Rogers

Women's Lacrosse

Erin Gardner
Korinne LeMaire

Men's Soccer

Chad Fluharty
Ben Mackey

Women's Soccer

Caitlin Dorsch
Monica Beck
Dana Seavey
Emma Hiett

Softball

Olivia Herman
Kayla Hugate
Kortney Leazer
Haylee Wood

Men's Swimming

Jackson Boyles

Women's Swimming

Haydn Updike

Men's Tennis Vincent Oliver
Women's Tennis Ellen Druebbisch
Men's Track & Field Shawn Gmurek
Women's Track & Field Jessica Cammarata
Volleyball

Sydney Frink
Flinn Christian
Katie Cornelius

--LYN--

Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
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No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
Final
51 East. Mennonite
90 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
Final
61 Lynchburg
42 at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Feb 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
Final
67 Emory & Henry
56 vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Hollins
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
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No events to show.
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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