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Hillsdale College

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 2019-20

Established 2005

Advisor: Nikki Walbright


President: Bailey Bickerstaff
Vice President: Julien Clouette
Secretary: Madie Schider
Officers: Maggie DePorre, Elli Formentin, Anna LoMonaco

Team Representatives:

Baseball: Josh Stella, Sawyer Allen
Men's Basketball: Connor Hill, Jack Gohlke, Patrick Cartier
Men's Cross Country: Issac Waffle, Joseph Humes
Football: Nate Jones, KJ Maloney
Golf: Carson Stohler, Sutton Dunwoodie
Men's Tennis: Julien Clouette, Gabe Katz, Brian Hackman
Men's Track: Ben Raffin, Ian Brown
Women's Basketball: Jaycie Burger, Maverick Delp
Women's Cross Country: Margaret Schekse
Softball: Sam Catron, Morgan Cox
Swimming: Bailey Bickerstaff, Taylor Steyer, Madeline Breay, Madison Pyhel, Marie Taylor
Women's Tennis: Elli Formentin, Sophia Spinazze
Women's Track: Meg Schekse
Volleyball: Madie Schider, Maggie DePorre, Karoline Shelton, Madeline Zenas, Audrey Riley, Emily Susitko

Hillsdale College’s SAAC Mission:

The Hillsdale College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s mission is to enhance the student-athlete experience by creating opportunities to give back to a supportive community and reward academic success. SAAC gives athletes a voice in the NCAA. Members represent their teams in fundraising and donating their time to philanthropies while supporting each other. SAAC members promote a positive image for what it means to be a Division II athlete.

Annual Requirements:

  • Have one member of each team represented at every SAAC meeting
  • Provide a “Sport Short” each meeting to update members on each team’s progress and successes
  • Log at least one hour of community service per member
  • Have each team represented at every SAAC event, athletic season permitting
  • Participate in NCAA legislative voting grids

Recent Projects: 

  • August 2019: 2nd Annual Freshman Student-Athlete Orientation
  • May 2019: The Charger ESPY’s, annual event to celebrate the accomplishments of Student-Athletes
  • Spring 2019: Hosting Kid’s Nights for Parent’s night out
  • November 2018 and January 2019: SAAC Academic Excellence celebrations at basketball games to honor Student-Athletes who received a 3.4 or higher the previous semester
  • October 2018: The “Costum-ize your Professor” Halloween themed fundraiser for Make-a-Wish
  • January 25, 2017: "Miracle Minute" during Men's Charger Basketall vs. Trevecca Nazarene to raise funds for the American Cancer Society as a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer - Suits & Sneakers initiative. 
  • October 21, 2017: "Miracle Minute" at halftime of Charger Football vs. Walsh game raised $373.93 for Make-A-Wish

2018 Week of Wishes

2018 Spring Student-Athlete Excellence Awards

2019 Charger ESPY Awards