| Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) is to provide Gonzaga University student-athlete representation on issues and areas of concerns involving student-athletes, the GU Athletic Department, the WCC, the NCAA, and the community. If athletes have any problems or concerns that they feel should be addressed at these meetings, they should speak with their team representatives who will then bring the issue to the S.A.A.C. meeting for discussion. This committee is for student-athletes to improve their experiences at Gonzaga. The S.A.A.C. will receive the full support of the Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator, and the Faculty Athletic Representative, who will act as liaisons to the committee.
SAAC Officers for 2017-18
Team Representatives for 2017-18
The WCC's "REPRESENT" sportsmanship campaign launched during the 2010-11 year, which included the inaugural sportsmanship awards and promotion of good sportsmanship at each WCC campus.For 2015-16, S.A.A.C chose its annual Spring Tailgater as a REPRESENT event, encouraging sportsmanship throughout a bean-bag toss tournament and while watching a WCC home baseball game.
Zag of the Month
A student-athlete selected as Zag of the Month exhibits effort and excellence in academics, leadership, integrity, campus involvement, community service, dedication to team, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future GU students and student-athletes. Each month S.A.A.C. nominates and selects one of their peers for the award.
PRIDE is meant to promote mutual support and fellowship amongst the many athletic teams that make up our Zag family. PRIDE also recognizes our commitment to Gonzaga University's mission of creating a "mature concern for others" through community outreach and service. Teams have the opportunity to earn PRIDE points through the following:
Bonus point opportunities may be presented periodically during the academic year. In order for bonus points to be made available, the Director of Life Skills must give prior approval to any points being available awarded.PRIDE Point Request Forms are available on the SASS webpage or in the Academic Lab. They must be submitted to the Director of Life Skills within one week of community outreach participation.
Catholic Charities Food Drive (November 2016) - $1,706 raised; 518 pounds of food
Warm Clothing Drive (December 2017) - $1,045 raised; 3,076 items
The Zags served a total of 2,171 hours in the community through the course of the Fall 2016 semester.