ELMHURST, Ill. − The Summit League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) concluded its 11th annual meetings July 24-26 in Chicago. Sixteen student-athletes from the league’s nine member institutions discussed The Summit League Food Fight initiative, exchanged ideas for improving their campus SAACs, NCAA cost of attendance and reviewed NCAA legislation issues that affect student-athletes.
The committee also participated in a community service outing at Children’s Home and Aid Rice Family and Child Center, a non-profit organization designed to build a better life for children, youth and families dealing with poverty, abuse and neglect. The student-athletes conducted a series of basketball, volleyball, soccer and track clinics teaching the children different skills and drills for each of the various sports.
Student-athletes attending the conference:
Alex Underwood, Denver
Oliver Gibson, IPFW
Miguel Lozano, IUPUI
Katie Williams, IUPUI
Holly Johnson, North Dakota State
Jenni Fassbender, North Dakota State
Alex Mortensen, Omaha
Kelley Wollak, Omaha
Braxton Bates, Oral Roberts
Sadie Schaffner, Oral Roberts
Connor Fitzsimmons, South Dakota
Rachel Svendson, South Dakota
Chloe Cornemann, South Dakota State
Diana Potterveld, South Dakota State
Karissa Kouchis, Western Illinois
Tate Stensgaard, Western Illinois
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women’s basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit the newly re-designed www.thesummitleague.org website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly “Inside The Summit League” show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.