Student-Athlete Advisory Council

RESOURCES FOR THE STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE

SAAC COUNCIL

The Sacramento State Student-Athlete Advisory Council consists of representatives from each Hornet Sports program. The council members serve as leaders of their respective teams for all department matters. The SAAC provides a channel to communicate with both conference and NCAA offices on matters regarding the student-athlete experience. SAAC conducts numerous philanthropic campaigns during the year including food and toy drives during the holiday season, mentoring at local elementary schools, and volunteering in the Sacramento community.


 
SAAC President
Niki Pappelis
Track & Field


 
SAAC President
James Del Curto
M.Soccer

  
 
  Hornet Pride
  Vice President
  Alexxiss Diaz
  Softball 
                                 

 
 
  Health & Wellness
  Vice President
  Alyssa Carthan
  W.Soccer 
                                 

 
Community Engagement
Vice President
Chelsea Arnold
W.Soccer


Events
Vice President
Savanna Corr
Softball



Events
Vice President
Max Jette
Track & Field
                                     

 

  Professional Development
Vice President
Nikki Gialketsis
Softball


   
Health & Wellness
Vice President
Kaylyn Evans
W.Soccer


 
Community Engagement
Vice President
Caitlin Prothe
W.Soccer
   
SAAC COUNCIL REPS

   
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Kennedy Nicholas
Kelli Robinson
Tiara Scott

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Ana Fernanda Loaiza
Sofia Gulnova

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD/XC 
Kristen Robinson
Lauren Kinloch
    BASEBALL    
Bronson Grubbs
Andrew McWilliam

MEN'S SOCCER
Cylus Sandoval

MEN'S GOLF
Zach Liberatore

MEN'S TENNIS
Izik Walsh
Kasparas Zemaitelis
Dom Miller
VOLLEYBALL
Courtney Dietrich
Alexis Skalbeck
Paige Swinney

WOMEN'S GOLF
Katie Dunaway
Amelia Hicks
Asta Madan


MEN'S BASKETBALL
Matt Battaglia
George Dancer
Chibueze Jacobs
Izayah Le'afa

ROWING
Elena Galvez
Jill Modean
Carli Preston

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD/XC
Alec Acevedo

FOOTBALL
Ivan Espiritu
Quincy Jountti
Nick Melchor
Nolan Merker

GYMNASTICS
Anneke Klaver
Courteney Ng
Lauren Schmeiss

CHEER / DANCE
Yazzy Bomagat
Kaitlyn Larson
Mikayla McGhee

 


 
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SAAC Minutes - January 30th, 2017

1. Big Sky Video "What is SAAC?" Challenge Update:

  • Due April 1st, 2017
  • Waiting on guidelines from the Big Sky Conference

2. Mike Howe, District Marketing Manager of Federated Insurance, presentation

  • Friday, February 17th - Professional Development info sessions in Athletics Center 2260 from 9:00am-4:00pm

3. MIND/GAME Film - Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli & Rebecca Mejia

  • SAAC Screening for February 13th, 15th or 16th.

4. Small Council News - A small council has been created to help divide responsibilities and projects.

  • Vice Presidents of Community Engagement:  Chelsea Arnold and Caitlin Prothe
  • Vice Presidents of Events: Savanna Coor and Max Jette
  • Vice President of Hornet Pride: Alexxiss Diaz
  • Vice Presidents of Student-Athlete Mental Health & Wellness: Alyssa Carthan and Kaylyn Evans
  • Vice President of Professional Development: Nikki Gialketsis

5. Student-Athlete Career Night - Monday, April 3rd at 6:00pm

  • SAAC members shared which career professionals they would like to have in attendance

6. Green & Golden Globes - Time Conflict

  • If the ballroom cannot be reserved for a date when all sports teams can attend, then the Hornets Nest (gym) will suffice for May 1st, 2017 (TBD).

7. Men Who Ask - Sexual Violence and Bystander Intervention Program

  • Will request workshop for SAAC group near March or April

8. Out of the Darkness Walk - April 6th at 5:30pm at WELL

9. SAAC Meeting times for Spring 2017 will alternate between Mondays and Tuesdays

REMINDERS

Big Sky Toiletry Drive continues through May 2017

  • Continue to collect and drop off toiletries to Bethany Crouch in the SARC or Dallas Smith in the Athletic Center

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

HORNET CAREER CONNECTION

Hornet Career Connection is your free portal to Sacramento State career resources.

  • Search online for full-time and part-time jobs, on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, and volunteer positions
  • Receive emails describing positions that match your search criteria
  • Upload resume and other portfolio documents
  • Access the Career Center's calendar of upcoming events, workshops, and information sessions

New Student Users please enter the following information when logging in to Hornet Career Connection:

STUDENT ID: Enter your STUDENT ID # (found on your OneCard)
PASSWORD: Enter your SACLINK USERNAME (username you use to login to MySacState)

 

CAREER CENTER EVENTS        

                 

 

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE WELL BEING

Managing an Athletic Injury Group

 “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory.” –Vince Lombardi

For all D1 student-athletes managing an athletic injury. This confidential group will be a space to discuss and learn ways to cope with situations, such as disappointment from not being able to play, feeling like an outsider among your teammates, challenging rehabs, etc. that can occur when student-athletes are physically injured. This group also helps athletes maintain contact with other students who can relate as you recover from your injury.  Other themes the group will address include:

  • Change or Loss of Identity: Regardless of what sport, how much playing time you have received, or how well you performed, student-athletes devote the better part of their lives to their sport. When that is taken away, it can be a substantial loss from your life.
  • Examine ways to find a greater sense of control and mastery which can help you progress in your recovery.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude: Maximize the healing process by considering what you say to yourself and how you think about the injury.

    Spring 2017 Meeting Information
    February 10th - May 5th            
    Day: Fridays
    Time: 11:00AM
    Location:  2nd Floor of the Athletic Center (Room 2250)
    *Sign up prior to join group is required.