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
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
Men's Cross Country & Track
Women's Cross Country & Track
Spring 2018 Semester S.A.A.C. Meetings
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.
S.A.A.C. Collections For 2017-18
01/10/2018 - Student-Athletes Shine in Classroom for Fall Semester
01/04/2018 - Zags Wrap Up Busy 2017
12/19/2017 - Volleyball’s Kuehn Nominated as Zag of the Month
12/01/2017 - Garrett Wilson Named October Zag Of The Month
11/17/2017 - Fredrickson Nominated by Peers as Zag of the Month
11/08/2017 - Zags Top the Nation in Graduation Success Rate
05/04/2017 - GU Athletics Celebrates Senior Student-Athletes