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.

2016-17 Year In Review

SAAC Officers

Dominic Hutt (Men's Rowing) Social Media & Promotions Chair; Mason Villarma (Men's Cross Country) Event Planning Co-Chair; Emma Wolfram (Women's Basketball), President; Jack Krauel (Baseball) Event Planning Co-Chair; Calvin LeBrun (Baseball) Student-Athlete Health & Wellness Co-Chair; Faith Smith (Volleyball), Secretary; Tianna Helm (Women's Soccer), Vice President; Nick Ulowetz (Men's Soccer), Volunteer Chair; Brandon Pollard (Men's Cross Country), Student-Athlete Health & Wellness Chair

Team Representatives for 2017-18

Daniel Bies, Justin Blatner, Nick Brooks, Jack Krauel, Calvin LeBrun and Trent Schulte

Hailey Dunn, Kaylie Loewen, Katelyn Oppio, Faith Smith, Marit Thorkildsen and Alyse Whitaker

Men's Soccer
Carter Auth, Colton Cavey, Jalen Crisler, Denis Kalamar, Nick Ulowetz, Garrett Wilson

Women's Soccer
Callie Best, Maddie Cooley, McKenna Ferrera, Tianna Helm, Jodi Ulkekul, Allie Seifert and Savanah Van Citters

Men's Golf
Chris Mogg and Tyler Munetake

Women's Golf
Diana Araneta and Jessica Mangrobang

Men's Tennis
Simon Homedes and Matt Perkins

Women's Tennis
Alex Bourguignon, Graciela Rosas and Sophie Whittle

Men's Cross Country & Track
Bennett Gagnon, Kellen Manley, Brandon Pollard, Sammy Truax and Graham Wendle

Women's Cross Country & Track
Lauren Bourgeois, Sarah Hawley, Kelly Gilbert, Amanda Kiefer, Claire Manley, Emma Morris, Anna Ruthven and Jordan Thurston

Women's Basketball
Jessie Loera, Chandler Smith, Laura Stockton and Emma Wolfram

Women's Rowing
Kayla Buchmeier, Ana Delucchi, Emma Delucchi, Casey Harder, Caroline Maguire and Charlotte Lepp

Men's Rowing
Anthony Adamek, Colby Cadman, Coe Carter, Brandon Fairhurst, Dominic Hutt, Kyle Jangard, Douglas Kempthorne, Daniel Li, Noah Macia, Ian Melder, Charley Nordin, Kale Reichersamer


Spring 2018 Semester S.A.A.C. Meetings
All S.A.A.C. meetings will be held in the Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement Academic Lab

  • January 21st
  • February 11th
  • March 4th
  • March 25th
  • April 15th

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.

2017-18 Recipients:

September Zag of the Month
September 2017

October Zag of the Month
October 2017

November Zag of the Month
November 2017

December Zag of the Month
December 2017


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:

  • attendance at athletic events, selected in conjunction by the Department's Marketing, the Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator, and team S.A.A.C. representatives
  • participation in Life Skills sponsored community outreach opportunities
  • individual or team participation in community involvement, upon approval of the Points Request Form to the Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator, submitted within one week of participation
  • attendance at Life Skills sponsored programs (workshops, speakers, etc.)
  • attendance at S.A.A.C. sponsored events (i.e., welcome back bowling, holiday parties, etc.)
  • team academic achievement

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.

S.A.A.C. Collections For 2017-18

  • Food Drive: 330lbs of food collected and $1,400 in cash donations
  • Warm Clothing Drive: 1,700 items and $900 in cash donations collected
  • TP & Diaper Drive: 18,623 items and $1,275 in cash donations
  • NEW! Towel & Toiletry Drive: February 22nd at Women's Basketball vs San Diego

Clothing Drive
Diaper Drive
Women's Basketball Clothing Drive
Clothing Drive Volunteers

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