Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Student-Athlete Advisory Council

SLIAC SAAC Officers
President:  Travis Gile, Iowa Wesleyan University
Vice-President: Matt Mulhearn, Webster University
Advisor:  Merry Graf, Webster University, SWA/Volleyball Coach

 

SLIAC List Serve
Member of the Conference SAAC group or a SAAC advisor on your campus with a question for other members of the group?  Send an email to sliac-saac@googlegroups.com.

What is SAAC?
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a committee of student-athletes that serve as a communication link between the conference member student-athletes and the athletics administration of the SLIAC member institutions. SAAC members are expected to represent the viewpoints of student-athletes on their respective campuses and to serve as a vital communication link between the Conference and its student-athletes. 

SAAC members also look to enhance the image of student-athletes both on campus and in the community through engaging in campus and community service projects and to serving as positive role models for their peers and younger athletes. The committee also serves as a voice for issues that involve rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes.

SLIAC SAAC Service Award
In 2013 the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference initiated a conference service award, recognizing an institution that went above and beyond in giving back to their community. The conference utilized a conference-wide canned food drive competition to determine a winner during each sport season and one overall winner for the academic year. In 2016 the SLIAC further developed the award criteria to include community service projects, collections (food and clothing), and donations. Full criteria are listed below:

10 pts/ service hour per student athlete
5 pts/item donation (clothes, shoes, toys, games, equipment)
1 pt/ $1.00
1 pt/ per 2 cans

 

Institution SAAC Pages:

Blackburn College Eureka College Fontbonne University
Greenville College MacMurray College Principia College
Spalding University Webster University Westminster College

NCAA Division III National SAAC

 

FIVE IN A ROW FOR MacMurray
(May 15, 2018)

MacMurray College kept alive their stretch of SLIAC/SAAC Service Award wins, winning their fifth consecutive overall title. Since the conference first instituted this award in 2013, MacMurray is the only school to take home the end of the year award. MacMurray compiled a conference record 38,517 total points this year thanks to efforts working with local churches and schools as well as various clothing and money drives......MORE

IOWA WESLEYAN HONORED BY MOUNT PLEASANT
(April 18, 2018)

Main Street Mount Pleasant nominated Iowa Wesleyan student-athletes for Main Street Partner of the Year for all of the hours the student-athletes spent volunteering at events this fall.  On Friday, April 13th, Main Street Iowa announced that the student-athletes had won Main Street Partner of the Year, and they presented the award at the Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration in Des Moines, Iowa.....MORE

IOWA WESLEYAN RECOGNIZED FOR NCAA TEAMWORKS COMPETITION
(April 9, 2018)

The NCAA announced the winners of the NCAA Team Works® and Helper Helper Service Competition. Each division of the NCAA was represented, and Iowa Wesleyan finished fourth in Division III......MORE

NEXT WEEK MARKS 2018 D3 WEEK
(March 29, 2018)

Next week is the nationwide NCAA Division III Week, celebrating all individuals connected to Division III and the impact that athletics and student-athletes have on the campus and their communities. Throughout the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and all across the country NCAA Division III institutions will be holding various events all week long.....MORE

IOWA WESLEYAN PREPARES TO HOST 2018 SPECIAL OLYMPICS
(March 22, 2018)

Iowa Wesleyan University is excited to announce the Southeast Iowa Special Olympic Spring Games will be held at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex on April 7, 2018.  This marks the fourth consecutive year Iowa Wesleyan will host the event......MORE

SLIAC COACHES VS CANCER RAISES OVER $3,000
(March 22, 2018)

After collections for the annual SLIAC Coaches vs. Cancer partnership, the conference has raised over $3,000 for the American Cancer Society, with all money going directly to The Hope Lodge. This marks the third year that the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has partnered with the American Cancer Society, highlighting Coaches vs. Cancer week with participation conference-wide from league members.....MORE

RACE IS ON FOR SLIAC/SAAC SERVICE AWARD
(March 13, 2018)

MacMurray College pulled in front of the 2017-18 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SAAC Service Award in what is shaping up to be another close race. MacMurray, who used a second-half push last year to win their fourth consecutive overall service award, jumped in front after compiling over 11,000 points during the winter season......MORE

JOIN THE FIGHT: SLIAC WIDE COACHES VS. CANCER FUNDRAISER
(January 23, 2018)

This weekend is the official kick-off for the 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event. This marks the third year that conference members have participated in a league-wide initiative to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients.....MORE

FONTBONNE JOINS OPERATION FOOD SEARCH
(January 18, 2018)

Over Thanksgiving week the Fontbonne University SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Council) group joined with Operation Food Search to help local families in need of food......MORE

SLIAC SAAC VISITS HOPE LODGE
(November 17, 2017)

Last weekend prior to the fall SLIAC meeting for SAAC, student-athletes from around the conference came together to tour Hope Lodge, a facility run by the American Cancer Society, and visit with the patients and their families. Over 20 student-athletes, coaches, staff members, and conference personal joined in the day; serving lunch to the clients of Hope Lodge and their families.....MORE

IOWA WESLEYAN IN FRONT OF SLIAC/SAAC SERVICE AWARD CHALLENGE
(November 13, 2017)

Iowa Wesleyan University has jumped out to the lead in their bid to end MacMurray College's reign in the SLIAC SAAC Service Award......MORE

MacMURRAY RAISES OVER $1,200 FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
(October 24, 2017)

The MacMurray College volleyball team hosted a Cystic Fibrosis Awareness day during a quad match with fellow SLIAC schools on Saturday, Sept. 9 and raised over $1,200......MORE

 

WEBSTER TEAMS UP FOR WEBSTER WORKS WORLDWIDE
(October 6, 2017)

As it does every year, the Webster University Athletic Department teams, coaches, and staff once again took part in the annual Webster Works Worldwide, helping out various organizations, including schools, agencies, and parks, throughout the St. Louis area, on October 4......MORE

SLIAC COMES TOGETHER FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
(September 14, 2017) 

Several schools from across the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference came together and joined the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Over the last two weeks schools including Fontbonne University, Greenville University, Iowa Wesleyan University, MacMurray College, Spalding University, and Webster University held clothing and food drives on their campuses to send to Houston, Texas and the surrounding communities.....MORE

HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
(September 5, 2017)

MacMurray College will once again be holding a Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, this year on Saturday, September 9. You can join in helping raise money for the foundation while also catching some St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Volleyball action all afternoon long.....MORE

 

PRINCIPIA BEGINS YEAR WITH WEEK OF GIVING
(August 21, 2017)

While many students are getting acclimated to their new surroundings and shopping for new school supplies student-athletes at Principia College begin every year with a week of giving. This past week student-athletes from the Principia men's and women's cross country program, women's soccer program, and volleyball program spent their time giving back to their surrounding community.....MORE

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