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Curry College SAAC Mission Statement

Curry College is an NCAA Division III institution and is a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.  As members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), we must serve as a liaison between the committee, our respective teams, our coaches, and athletic administration. To fulfill our mission we must:

1. Promote the growth of intellectual, physical, and social behaviors of the scholar athlete.
2. Develop and maintain effective, competitive, and compliant NCAA Division III sports programs.
3. Provide a forum for discussion of matters of concern for athletic teams.
4. Discuss, adopt and carry out procedures necessary for the general welfare of Curry athletics.
5. Promote better communication and camaraderie among teams.
6. Promote effective communication between athletics, administration and the student-athletes to better serve their needs.
7.  Encourage involvement of student-athletes in community service and fundraising ideas for charity.

Curry College Student Athlete Advisory Committee Constitution



Curry College SAAC Executive Board

Bianca Simeone

SAAC President

Women's Lacrosse

James Hytner

SAAC Vice President

Men’s Soccer

David Griffin

SAAC Officer

Baseball

Caroline Johnson

SAAC Officer

Softball

Abby Dubel

SAAC Officer

Women's Lacrosse

2017-2018 CURRY COLLEGE SAAC MEMBERS



The Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) participates in a number of community events during the school year. Here are just a few examples:

  • Pay It Forward Day
  • Milton Foundation for Education Events
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts
  • NCAA Division III Week
  • Cunningham Elementary School Reading Day
Follow us on Twitter @CurrySAAC to keep up-to-date with whats going on.
 
 
 
Fall 2017 - "Pay It Forward" Day
 
 

On Wednesday, November 15,  Pay It Forward Day returned to the Curry College Community. Members of the Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) comprised of Athletes from teams all across campus continued the November tradition for the fourth straight year. "Pay It Forward" Day is a simple concept of spreading some good will and smiles across campus by doing random acts of kindness and urging people to do the same.

In the morning student-athletes served free Dunkin Donuts coffee and munchkins in the Hafer Academic Building to the delight of many faculty, staff, and students. The message was simple: have a great day and do something nice for someone else today. If you were lucky, you also got to ride on the Pay It Forward Day shuttle which picked students up across campus and brought you to class, or breakfast. Curry SAAC President Bianca Simeone (Women’s Lacrosse) who drove the shuttle said, “Putting aside a few hours of my time for Pay It Forward Day was refreshing. Driving students all morning was great, and I met a bunch of new people who were all very appreciative for the ride.”

Throughout the day SAAC members handed out cards encouraging everyone to do something nice for someone else. The back of the cards gave suggestions on random acts of kindness people could do around campus. Later that morning as a campus-wide staff meeting ended SAAC members handed out individual Thank You cards to members of the Curry community and thanked them for their dedication to the campus.

In the afternoon the second group of student-athletes handed out single carnations to people on campus. Hoping to simply brighten someone's day. SAAC members also held doors across campus, complimented people and wished them a wonderful day.

Curry SAAC member Claudio Orsini (Men’s Soccer) said, "On Pay It Forward Day, there was just an energy that was felt by everyone involved. It was such a great feeling to put a smile on someone’s face with a simple act.”

The Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is headed by Men's Soccer Coach Peter Mendel and includes team members from all varsity sports on campus.



Fall 2016 - "Pay It Forward" Campaign


On Wednesday November 16 members of the Curry College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) comprised of Athletes from teams all across campus ran a "Pay It Forward" Day. This was the third year the student-athletes attempted to spread some good will and smiles across campus by doing random acts of kindness and urging people to do the same.

In the morning student-athletes served free Dunkin Donuts coffee and munchkins in the Hafer Academic building to the delight of many faculty, staff, and students. The message was simple, have a great day and do something nice for someone else today. SAAC members handed out cards encouraging everyone to do something nice for someone else. The back of the cards gave suggestions on random acts of kindness people could do around campus.

In the afternoon a second group of student-athletes handed out single carnations to people on campus. Hoping to simply brighten someone's day. SAAC members also held doors across campus, complimented people and wished them a wonderful day.

Curry SAAC member Christian Mancini said "I witnessed someone pay for another person’s coffee in the Hafer Café because they had received a flower earlier in the day. It was nice to see people spread the message.”

The Curry College Student Athlete Advisory Committee is headed by Men's Soccer Coach Peter Mendel and includes team members from all Varsity sports on campus.




Spring 2016 - D3 Week

Curry College Athletics celebrated NCAA Division III Week from April 4th-10th. The weeklong event was a celebration by member institutions and conferences of the division's unique philosophy that equally values academics, athletics and student-athletes' involvement in a full and rich campus life. Curry College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as student-athletes from all teams participated in various community service projects and events all week.

Throughout the week, SAAC members sold "Fear the Beard" shirts for the third year with proceeds going to Team IMPACT. Even though the weather proved tricky many faculty and staff members attended the week’s games and matches. Curry SAAC President Brett Sinclair said “ The shirts always sell really well, the Curry Community enjoys the new designs ever year and supporting Team Impact”

Friday evening student-athletes attended Improv Boston’s Funny Friday event on campus. Saturday marked the return of Bubble soccer which was co-sponsored with Curry Intramurals. SAAC members from various teams also shot scenes for the NCAA “It’s on us Video”. In addition The Curry Women’s Soccer and Football Teams participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure on Carson Beach in South Boston.

SAAC and the Athletics Department would like to thank all of the Curry community for their help and support all week long!




FALL 2015 SEMESTER

On Wednesday November 18 members of the Curry College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) decided to spread some good will and smiles on campus. The SAAC Committee comprised of Athletes from teams all across campus ran a "Pay It Forward" Campaign.

In the morning student-athletes served free Dunkin Donuts coffee and munchkins in the Hafer Academic building to the delight of many faculty, staff, and students. The message was simple, have a great day and do something nice for someone else today. SAAC members handed out cards encouraging everyone to do something nice for someone else. The back of the cards gave suggestions on random acts of kindness people could do around campus.

In the afternoon a second group of student-athletes handed out single carnations and candy to people on campus hoping to simply brighten someone's day. SAAC members also held doors across campus, complimented people and wished them a wonderful day.

Curry SAAC member Mikayla Korona said "It's rewarding to know little things can make someone's day and hopefully people passed along the good deeds"  

The Curry College Student Athlete Advisory Committee is headed by Men's Soccer Coach Peter Mendel and includes team members from all Varsity sports on campus.




SPRING 2015 SEMESTER

Curry Athletics Wraps Up Division III Week Celebration

Curry College Athletics celebrated NCAA Division III Week from April 6-12. The weeklong event was a celebration by member institutions and conferences of the division's unique philosophy that equally values academics, athletics and student-athletes' involvement in a full and rich campus life. Curry College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as student-athletes from all teams participated in various community service projects and events all week.

To kick off the week, SAAC members sold "Fear the Beard" shirts for the second year which sold out by week's end. SAAC members raised $700 which was donated to Team IMPACT. SAAC member Rolando Montero said: "People wanted to buy them since they loved last year's shirts so much." Throughout the week, athletic teams and faculty attended games and matches of all our Spring sports creating great home-field advantages for our Colonels.
The #Colonel Hunt was also a huge success as prize packs were given away all week long for students participating in various social media challenges including selfies, favoriting pictures and attending games on campus.

SAAC Members also hosted the First Annual D3 Week/Team IMPACT 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament. A great turnout saw some exciting games and a highly-contested final. In addition, SAAC spent two afternoons down on the Athletics fields setting up windscreens, and cleaning the athletic fields for the weekend's Accepted Student Day contests.

On Sunday, Curry SAAC President Chris Mason and member Brett Sinclair attended the Conference SAAC meeting to participate in a Special Olympics field day and recap a very successful week.
SAAC and the Athletics Department would like to thank all of the Curry community for their help and support all week long!




FALL 2014 SEMESTER

Pay It Forward - November 19, 2014

On Wednesday November 19, members of the Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) decided to spread some good will and smiles on campus. The SAAC Committee, comprised of athletes from teams all across campus, ran a "Pay It Forward" Campaign. In the morning, student-athletes served free Dunkin Donuts coffee and munchkins in the Hafer Academic Building to the delight of many faculty, staff and students. The message was simple: "Have a great day and do something nice for someone else today." In the afternoon, a second group of student-athletes handed out single flowers to people on campus, simply hoping to brighten someone's day. SAAC members also held open doors across campus for the Curry community. Curry SAAC president Chris Mason said "It's a simple idea and act to make someone's day better. Hopefully it was contagious and people were paying it forward." The Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is headed by Men's Soccer Coach Peter Mendel and includes team representatives from all varsity sports on campus.

 

 

 


Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAACs) 

A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.

The information that follows will assist you in understanding how the network of SAACs, from individual campus committees to the conference and/or national committees, interact and support one another to shape intercollegiate athletics policy and enhance the student-athlete experience.


History of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 


An Association-wide SAAC was adopted at the 1989 NCAA Convention and was formed primarily to review and offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affected student-athlete welfare.

The initial national committee was comprised of student-athletes from all membership divisions for the purpose of ensuring that the student-athlete voice was one that accounted for the myriad of educational and athletics experiences of both female and male student-athletes at all NCAA member institutions. In August 1997, the NCAA federated along divisional lines. The federation caused the SAAC to expand to three SAACs representing NCAA Divisions I, II and III.

Each national divisional committee is comprised of both female and male student-athletes charged with the responsibility of assisting in the review of NCAA proposed legislation and representing the voice of the student-athlete in the NCAA governance structure. This is accomplished by providing student-athlete input on issues related to student-athlete welfare that are division-specific. (Federation has increased student-athlete participation in the governance process of intercollegiate athletics by increasing the number of SAAC members from the former Association-wide committee of 28 student-athletes to a sum total of 79 members serving on the national Divisions I, II, and III committees).

The input of the respective Divisions I, II and III SAACs continues to be sought by a variety of constituencies within the Association. Student-athlete committee members have the opportunity to speak with their respective NCAA Management Councils, and the Divisions II and III SAACs continue to speak to legislative issues on the NCAA Convention floor.


National SAACs (Divisions I, II and III) at a glance: 

• Generate a student-athlete voice within the NCAA structure.
• Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation.
• Recommend potential NCAA legislation.
• Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest.
• Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA.
• Promote a positive student-athlete image.


Mission Statement of the National SAACs 


"The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."

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