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                                            Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Overview and Mission:

UMKC's SAAC representatives serve as leaders within the athletic department, and on campus. The group of twenty-seven representatives meets monthly to encourage team, department and school unity, while promoting excellence and a commitment to community and campus service. SAAC addresses issues affecting student-athletes, while also serving as a vehicle of communication among student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators. SAAC strives to affect positive change within the athletic department, on campus and within the community.

For more information and an overview of NCAA Division I SAAC, click here.

For more information about the WAC SAAC, click here.

To follow UMKC SAAC on Twitter, click here.


  • Build unity amongst athletic teams
  • Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus
  • Organize and lead community service projects
  • Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes
  • Disseminate information
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletic department issues
  • Respond to and comment on WAC and NCAA legislation

Service Projects:

  • UMKC's Residential Life Move-In Day
  • UMKC's Women's Center Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes
  • Athletic Department Blue and Gold Games
  • Harvesters
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Morning Glory Café
  • Center Middle School
  • Special Olympics
  • Annual Toy Drive for Boys and Girls Club

Roster 2015-16:

Justice Collins (President) Women's Basketball
Kolton Sheldon (Vice President) Men's Track & Field/XC
Paige Husa (Executive) Women's Basketball
Nathan Keown (Executive) Men's Track & Field/XC
Blake Hocking (Executive) Men's Track & Field/XC
Thibault Vieilledent (Executive) Men's Golf
Noah Knight Men's Basketball
Grant Leach Men's Basketball
Sam Waldon Women's Basketball
Ceidra Coleman Women's Basketball
Patrick Foley Men's Soccer
Eddie Howe Men's Soccer
Taylor Andrzejewski Women's Soccer
Abby Wartenberger Women's Soccer
Taryn Miller


Kaylyn Brandt


Abbey Campbell Women's Golf
Nic Auer Men's Golf
Allie Schulte Women's Tennis
Mike Psarros Men's Tennis
Kelsey Goodwin Softball
Abby Warkentine Softball
Sarah Fogarty Women's Cross Country
Dahlia Dyson Women's Track & Field
Gaby Penaflor Women's Track & Field
Jason Fambraugh Men's Cross Country
Nick Basore Men's Track & Field
Amelia Howard


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