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

Emma Wolfram
Women's Basketball
Vice President
Tianna Helm
Women's Soccer
Faith Smith
Volunteer Chair
Nick Ulowetz
Men's Soccer
Social Media Chair
Dominic Hutt
Men's Rowing
Student-Athlete Wellness Chair
Calvin LeBrun
Student-Athlete Wellness Chair
Brandon Pollard
Men's Cross-Country
Event Planning Chair
Jack Krauel
Event Planning Chair
Mason Villarma
Men's Cross Country

Team Representatives for 2017-18
Nick Brooks and Trent Schulte
Women's Basketball
Chandler Smith and Laura Stockton 
Men's Cross Country
Kellen Manley, Sammy Truax, Bennett Gagnon, and Graham Wendle
Women's Cross Country
Elena Slavoski, Emma Morris, Jordan Thurston, Anna Ruthven, Sarah Hawley
Women's Golf
Bianca Padganganan and Jessica Mangrobang
Men's Rowing
Douglas Kempthorne, Ian Medler, Colby Cadman, Noah Macia, Brandon Fairhurst, Charley Nordin, Coe Carter, and Anthony Adamek
Women's Rowing
Emma Delucchi, Ana Delucchi, and Bella Spies
Men's Soccer
Jalen Crisler, Carter Auth, and Garrett Wilson
Women's Soccer
Jodi Ulkekul, Allie Seifert, and Savanah Van Citters
Men's Tennis
Simon Homedes
Women's Tennis
Alex Bourguignon, Graciela Rosas, and Sophie Whittle
Kaylie Loewen, Hailey Dunn, and Marit Throkildsen

Fall Semester S.A.A.C Meetings
All SAAC meetings will be held in the Bulldog Room.

  • October 29th - 7pm
  • November 12th - 7pm
  • December 3rd - 7pm

Visit S.A.A.C. on Facebook!


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.

2016-17 Recipients:





Sarah Carter
Women's Soccer
Nick Ulowetz
Men's Soccer
Ciera Min
Women's Golf
Graham Wendle
Men's Cross Country/Track and Field



Jenny Albrecht
Women's Cross Country/Track and Fieldd
Nigel Williams-Goss
Men's Basketball
Emma Wolfram
Women's Basketball
Cole Garcia
Men's Rowing


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.

SAAC Collections Fall 2016

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.