Dec. 6, 2012
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted its inaugural Study "Break"fast for Dinner on Wednesday night December 5th. This idea originated from Lauryn Bodden, SAAC's Vice President of Public Relations during the November representatives' meeting. "Everyone needs to take a break from studying for finals and what better way to get refreshed and refueled by having breakfast at dinner" stated Bodden, a junior for the Women's Soccer team.
Over 175 student-athletes gathered in the Hall of Champions to enjoy the company of their teammates and the breakfast buffet. Blake McJunkin, SAAC's Vice President of Special Events and football senior, expressed his excitement for the event "one of our goals for the year was to increase student-athlete awareness and participation at SAAC events. I think we accomplished this goal and everyone that attended raved about the breakfast."
SAAC is the voice of the student-athletes on campus and supplies essential feedback to the Athletics Department and other campus organizations in order to increase student-athlete welfare. The committee provides recommendations on proposed conference and NCAA legislation and addresses national issues that may concern student-athletes. SAAC is made up of two voting representatives from each of the 17 athletic teams here at SMU. Any student-athlete is welcome to attend SAAC meetings and get involved, even if he/she is not a voting representative.
The next SAAC meeting will be Sunday, January 27 at 7:00pm in the Hall of Champions.