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Firebird Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Advisor: Eric Zedalis, Sports Information Director ( 

What is SAAC? DII SAAC: Make it Yours

UDC SAAC Mission Statement

UDC SAAC is a committee made up of student-athlete representatives formed to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on campus. The campus student-athlete advisory committee is an excellent driving force to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, communication and to foster a positive student-athlete image.



  1. At all time, SAAC members must keep their teams informed and educated about relevant issues discussed during SAAC Meetings. Must act as leaders and liaisons within their teams.
  2. Must adhere to deadlines when submitting and responding to all forms of correspondence from staff and other SAAC members.
  3. Attend meetings. However, exceptions are made for commitments that conflict with timing.
  4. Promote the athletic department and all of its various entities.
  5. Know, understand, and follow the SAAC by-laws.



2018-19 Members:


Tyler Mace (President) - Men's Lacrosse

Shaneika Bowra (Vice President) - Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

Alexis Taylor (Secretary) - Women's Basketball


Malik Thom - Men’s Soccer

Kyle Davis - Men's Basketball

Juanye Colon - Men's Basketball

Maksim Bahdanovich - Men's Tennis

Josip Marinic - Men's Tennis

Cierra Roberts - Women’s XC and Track & Field

Dabrin Snorton - Women’s XC and Track & Field

Shakeithia Nicholson - Women's XC and Track & Field

Nikolas Lund-Murray - Men's Lacrosse

Turner Allison - Men's Lacrosse

Amy Rock - Women's Lacrosse

Kianna Franklin - Women's Lacrosse

Jade Martinez - Women's Lacrosse

Don'nasia Factory - Women's Lacrosse

Shemara Jefferson - Women's Lacrosse

Paula Avellan - Women's Tennis

Anastasia Khomyachenko - Women's Tennis

Mia Boyd - Women's Basketball

Dana Harrington - Women's Basketball

Patricia Albert - Women's Basketball

Natasha Roy - Women's Basketball

NCAA Diversity & Inclusion Week (Oct. 1 - 5)
Blogs: Day 1 - More than Just an Athlete (Josh Sequira) ; Day 2 - Beyond a Label (Joao Brusamolin & Gabriel Torres) ; Day 3 - The Facts (Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas) ; Day 4 - Diversity is... (Jason Mayorga) and Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Rodger Colbert ; Day 5 - I Pledge (Tyler Mace)


I Pledge Video


SAAC Fights Hunger (November 2018)


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