Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

2019-20 Earlham SAAC Executive Board

Emma Lady Matt Truex   Becca Belcher   Alec Bryan Camryn White Raven McCree   Denise Bergdolt

Emma Lady
(Women's Soccer/
Women's Lacrosse)


Matt Truex
(Men's Golf)

Vice President

Becca Belcher
(Women's Lacrosse)


Alec Bryan


Camryn White
(Women's Basketball)

Community Relations

Raven McCree
(Women's Soccer)

Events Chair

Denise Bergdolt
(Field Hockey)


What is SAAC?

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) represents the Division III student-athlete voice in the Division III governance structure by:

  • reviewing legislation
  • identifying significant student-athlete issues
  • implementing national student-athlete based initiatives
  • encouraging community outreach
  • enhancing Division III student-athlete involvement and understanding of Division III

SAAC is also the committee that is primarily responsible for maintaining and coordinating the division’s nationwide partnership with Special Olympics.                                               
The committee meets in person once a month September-May and subcommittees meet as needed to work on specific projects.

SAAC at Earlham College

The Earlham College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is composed of team representatives from each program. There is an unlimited amount of student-athletes who are eligible to join SAAC and each representative can choose the projects within the committee that interest them to work on.

Functions of Earlham College SAAC:

  1. To promote constant communication (i.e., suggestions, problems, wants, needs, etc.) between the student-athletes at EC and athletic administration.

  2. To represent the views and ideas of the Earlham student-athletes at HCAC and campus conversations.

  3. To encourage student-athlete involvement on campus and in the community.

  4. To design programs that will encourage academic success, social responsibility, and awareness of the needs of the entire student body.