Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

(2018 Fall Meeting at Denison University)

(2019 Winter Meeting at Kenyon College)

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAC member campuses.

The SAAC serves as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators on issues to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation. Concerns can be voiced and solutions offered regarding any issues relevant to NCAA student-athletes.

  NCAC SAAC Policies   SAAC Docs (newsletter)


NCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Contacts

NCAC Athletic Director Liaison
Natalie Winkelfoos, Oberlin
Office Phone: 440-775-6463
NCAA SAAC Representative
Julia Higgins, Wooster
Cross Country/Track & Field

Executive Committee Members    

2018-19 NCAC SAAC Chair
Sophie Bell, Hiram
2018-19 NCAC SAAC Vice Chair
Ben Cross, Denison
2018-19 NCAC SAAC Secretary
Abby Curnutte, Wittenberg
NCAC SAAC Listserv (updated - Feb. 7, 2019):

Student-Athlete Representatives

School Name (click for e-mail) Year Sport
ALL Owen Harkins 2021 Men's Soccer
ALL Sarah Hevener 2019 Women's Cross Country & Track & Field
DEN Ben Cross 2020 Football
DEN Claire Kolff 2020 Women's Soccer
DEN Sarah Youngs 2019 Women's Basketball
DEN Virginia Hamilton 2019 Field Hockey & Women's Lacrosse
HIR Sophie Bell 2019 Women's Soccer
HIR Amber Ricketts 2020 Volleyball
HIR Jessica Caspio 2020 Volleyball
HIR Dominic Dualan 2020 Football
KEN Patrick Coughlin 2019 Men's Lacrosse
KEN Grace Pilz 2019 Softball
KEN Michael Levesque 2019 Men's Lacrosse 
KEN Rawson Scheinberg 2019 Baseball
OBE Hannah Rasmussen 2019 Softball
OBE Mackenzie Michaels 2020 Women's Basketball
OBE Nae McClain 2020 Women's Track & Field
OBE Gianna Volonte 2021 Softball
OWU Sloane Baumgartner 2020 Women's Lacrosse
WAB Wesley Slaughter 2021 Men's Swimming & Diving
WAB Samuel Colaiacova 2019 Men's Swimming & Diving
WAB Adam Berg 2022 Men's Soccer
WAB Nikko Morris 2021 Football
WIT Abby Curnutte 2019 Softball
WIT Adam Mays 2020 Baseball
WIT Abby Sammons 2021 Women's Lacrosse
WIT Josee Clayton 2021 Women's Lacrosse
WIT Kyle Farnbauch 2019 Men's Track & Field
WOO Madeleine Ferguson 2020 Women's Swimming & Diving
WOO Aubri McKoy 2020 Women's Basketball
WOO Doak Schultz 2022 Men's Swimming & Diving
WOO David Roney 2021 Men's Golf
WOO Justin Robinson 2020 Football


School Name (click for e-mail) Title
ALL Sean King Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
DEN Kim Lloyd Assistant Swimming Coach
DEN Mike Deegan Baseball Coach
DPU Megan Mannering Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
HIR Sammy Campbell Cheer/STUNT Coach
HIR Amber Thomas Assistant SID/Diversity & Inclusion
KEN Kelly Bryan Assistant AD - Student-Athlete Services/Women's Soccer Coach
KEN Doug Misarti Men's Lacrosse Coach
OBE Erica Rau Volleyball Coach/SWA/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
OBE Sara Schoenhoft Softball Coach/Wellness Coordinator
OWU Ben Carlson Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach
OWU Patricia Ryan Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
WAB Kate Burke Associate Director of Athletics and Campus Wellness
WIT Katie Robinson Women's Soccer Coach
WIT Sivan Pardon Women's Water Polo Coach/Assistant Swim Coach
WOO Ashley Reid Asst. Athletic Director for Diversity, Inclusion, Compliance, and Internal Management/SWA