Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Leadership

Temilola Ogunrinde
Redshirt Junior
Women's Track and Field
Specialty - Throws - hammer
Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.
I am a redshirt junior on the Women's Track and Field team here at the University of Minnesota. I am studying nonprofit and entrepreneurship management. After graduation, I am seeking to get my Masters in Public Policy. I hope to someday use my education to make a lasting impact in communities whether that be in a nonprofit, government or a foundation of a for profit company. I am currently the SAAC President and oversee/execute events within the gopher athletics family.

Elizabeth Etterman
Women's Swimming and Diving
Hometown: East Gull Lake, Minn.
I am a senior on the Women’s Swimming and Diving team here at the University of Minnesota. Outside of athletics I am studying biology in the College of Biological Sciences. After graduation, I plan to attend medical school and obtain a doctorate degree. With my degree I hope to help others stay healthy and improve their quality of life. I am very excited to serve Gopher Athletics on the executive team and will work hard to provide an all inclusive and inviting environment for everybody. A fun fact about me is that I grew up on Gull Lake and have always loved water sports such as skiing and surfing.

Danielle Parlich
Hometown: Queen Creek, Ariz.
I am a senior on the Women's Softball team. I am studying History with both a minor in Global Studies and Political Science. I plan to attend law school after college in order to pursue a law degree in either International Law or Business law. One goal of mine, this year for SAAC, is to try and organize a Big Ten Road trip where we will travel to states, where other Big Ten schools are at, and volunteer with those Universities/Schools and help out their communities. One interesting fact about me, is that I absolutely love to hike and every summer when I return home to Arizona, my sister and I go hiking quite a bit and we try to find at least one new area to hike every year.

Tijani Karaborni
Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
I am a senior member of the Wrestling team. I am studying chemical engineering, and I am planning on graduating in May 2018 with a minor in chemistry in the College of Sciences and Engineering. Outside of my athletic and academic endeavors I enjoy volunteering with the MAGIC program. I am especially fond of my trips to Camp Odayin. Within SAAC, I have served as one of Minnesota's Representative at the B1G SAAC Conference, and will continue acting in this role. Lastly, an interesting fact about myself is that my twin brother, Faris, also serves as a SAAC representative from the wrestling team.

Matt Rosen
Men's Track and Field
Specialty - Mid Distance
Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.
I am a senior (redshirt junior) on the Men's Track and Field team. Outside of my sport I am studying Finance and Public and Nonprofit Management with the desire to go into Christian Ministry upon graduation. This is my fourth year in SAAC and my first year on the executive committee. I am excited to serve the student-athlete community and serve the surrounding communities around the University of Minnesota. A fun fact about me is that some of my favorite sports outside of track and field include pickleball and spikeball.


SAAC Hosts Inaugural Diversity Dinner


On Monday, April 18, SAAC and the United States Marine Corps. hosted the first inaugural Diversity Dinner.

Gopher Global Travels to Winnipeg


Gopher Global embarked on its third trip in July, but first north of the border.

Gopher Global Visits Cheyenne River Reservation


On May 19, the M.A.G.I.C. bus and 10 student-athletes embarked on their second-annual Gopher Global trip.

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