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Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Mission Statement: The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee serves as the ambassadors of the UTEP student-athlete population. They are assembled to provide insight into the student-athlete experience. SAAC meets biweekly throughout the academic year with a representative from each 14 intercollegiate teams. The strategic plan of UTEP SAAC is to ENHANCE the total student-athlete experience by PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY, PROTECTING student-athlete welfare and DEVELOPING leaders in a DIVERSE, yet UNIFIED university.

Function of the UTEP SAAC

  • Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.
  • Disseminate information.
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletic department formulation of policies.
  • Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
  • Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
  • Organize community service efforts.
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).
  • Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus
2013-14 SAAC Officers and Team Representatives

Hunter Nix-Football
Vice President
Taylor Nix- Football
Marissa Rodriguez- Women's Basketball
Event Coordinator
Amber Herrera- Women's Golf
Community Service Chair
Tyler Tafoya- Men's Basketball
Kenah Linger-Soccer


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