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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Heidelberg University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is composed of student-athletes representing all campus sports assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Heidelberg SAAC meetings are held bi-weekly or monthly depending upon programming and last up to one hour. All student-athletes are welcomed and encouraged to attend. SAAC meetings involve committees and speakers who concentrate on each of the five pillars of CHAMPS/Life Skills: Academics, Athletics, Career Development, Personal Development and Service.

Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.

Heidelberg SAAC is responsible for coordinating The Siggy Awards ceremony each April.  

Follow SAAC on Twitter and Instagram.

SAAC Advisors are Coach Branden Jakubcin (Football) and Coach Pat Christopher (Baseball)



Erica Leber




Kyle Nash

Track and Field



Leah Bouillon




Maddy Crawford


Team Representatives


Abigail Rechert, Cheerleading

Taylor Ramsey, Cheerleading

Mallory Paul, Cheerleading / Women's Tennis

Gabi Osterman, Women's Tennis

Aianna Wilson, Women's Basketball

Alli Adelsperger, Women's Basketball

Jasmine Thomas, Women's Basketball

Casey Moore, Women's Basketball / Softball

Alex Arellano, Men's Basketball

Jen Kovarik, Women's Lacrosse

Jessica Ballow, Women's Lacrosse

Alex Bruder, Men's Lacrosse

Brock Hodson, Men's Lacrosse

Marcus Marasigan, Men's Lacrosse

Alexandra Chakov, Women's Cross Country

Kelsey Grove, Women's Track and Field

Taylor Rodriguez, Women's Track and Field

Andrew Symonds, Men's Track and Field

Dakota Freeman, Men's Track and Field

Dan Stoll, Men's Track and Field

Amanda Kilway, Women's Soccer

Amanda Sugrue, Women's Soccer

Kennedy Shreve, Women's Soccer

McKenzie Perry, Women's Soccer

Sophie Huber, Women's Soccer

Jake Kress, Men's Soccer

Kyle Morton, Men's Soccer

Porus Shroff, Men's Soccer

Sam Federici, Men's Soccer

Spencer Tredwell, Men's Soccer

Autumn Simpson, Women's Golf

Jordann Gudorf, Women's Volleyball

Laura Schrag, Women's Volleyball

Maddie Szawranskyj, Women's Volleyball

Mya Morris, Women's Volleyball

Peyton Miller, Women's Volleyball

Sarah Oney, Women's Volleyball

Taylor Arbogast, Women's Volleyball

Taylor Valentine, Women's Volleyball

Tre Bogetich, Wrestling

Brooke Lewis, Softball

Grace Turner, Softball

Joanna Catalano, Softball

Shelby Miller, Softball

Kyle Jenkins, Baseball

Tyler Smith, Baseball

Branden Short, Football

Bret Finck, Football

Chayne Treharn, Football

Cole Geiser, Football

Jamey Colts, Football

Jermaine Burket, Football

Jimmy Gephart, Football

Jorge Olayon, Football

Nick Cofer, Football

Ryan Compean, Football

Scott Slater, Football

Trace Reynolds, Football