New Executive Board Elected For UAB SAAC

Members of UAB's SAAC elected a new executive board this past Monday evening.

April 4, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held elections for the 2014-2015 Executive Board at their Monday evening meeting this past week.

SAAC is a student-athlete group committed to providing a forum for student-athletes to express ideas, concerns and opinions relating to NCAA and Conference USA legislation as well as other issues that affect their well-being as student-athletes.

The Executive Board is responsible for promoting a positive student-athlete image on campus and in the community, disseminating information to team members of all UAB sports, and serving as leaders within the athletic department. This academic year, UAB student-athletes have completed nearly 1000 hours of service in the Birmingham community under the direction of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

The 2014-2015 UAB SAAC Executive Board is made up of the following student-athletes:

President: Catherine Ragon, Women's Tennis

Vice President: Jesse Lawley, Women's Golf

Board Member: Joanna Fallen, Softball

Board Member: Nicholas Terrell, Football

Board Member: Hannah Hensley, Women's Track & Field

 "I am proud of the work our entire SAAC group has done this year and we are lucky to have this group of newly elected board members who are bought in to our program. This Executive Committee truly represents the best of what UAB student-athletes have to offer," said Director of Student-Athlete Support Service and SAAC Coordinator, Justin Mackey.

The Executive Board will begin their tenure with a meeting next week to start planning for the upcoming academic year.

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