Gophers Hold First 2013 Student-Athlete Advisory Meeting

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The 2013 Student Athlete Advisory Committee met for the first time in 2013.
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The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its first meeting of the 2013 academic year on Monday, Sept. 23rd. The committee is comprised of 60 student-athlete representatives from each of the 25 University of Minnesota athletic teams. The mission of the committee is to serve as a liaison between the student-athlete population, athletic department, Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on issues facing the overall welfare of the collegiate student-athlete. SAAC strives to encourage the involvement of all programs within the athletic department and campus environment, through empowering and education student-athletes at the University of Minnesota.

After dinner was provided for the SAAC members in the Hall of Traditions at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, the group headed out to the Bierman Track. Upon their arrival, the committee met with Captain Andrew Schroers of the United States Marine Corps. Captain Schroers introduced the members of the Marine Corps as they demonstrated a condensed version of their fitness test. It also symbolized the valued traits instilled by the USMC and the use of team building and commitment. Each member paired up with another member in similar size and weight. In order to complete the test, each person had to complete their course as well as carry their teammate to the finish line.

The SAAC meets on the first Monday of each month, however prior to these larger meetings the Executive Committee meets. These smaller meetings serve as an opportunity for dialogue regarding pertinent issues facing Gopher student-athletes, along with a time to prepare the larger agenda for SAAC. The next SAAC meeting will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 in the M Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium, to begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner followed by the meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  Feel free to stop in for an opportunity to learn more about what your SAAC can do for you.

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