2011-12 STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Front row, left to right: Gabby Rader, Lindsay Stern, Mary Wells, Alicia Johns, Elizabeth Dodd, Melissa Hubbard
Back row, left to right: Jessie McAfoos, Hillary Cursh, Corinne Nicholson, Macy Carmen
The mission of the Hollins University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to bring the Hollins community closer together through athletics. SAAC supports and upholds the core values of Hollins University: academic excellence, humane values, civility, integrity, concern for others, diversity, social justice, and the equal worth of women and men. SAAC’s goal is to enhance the image of student-athletes on campus and in the community by encouraging involvement of student-athletes in campus and community projects. A member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and the NCAA, Hollins University adheres to those organizations’ rules and regulations.
Basketball – Elizabeth Dodd '12
Golf – Kate Teiken '12 and Nicole Hemmis '14
Lacrosse – Kelsey Kriz '12 and Sienna Badura '14
Riding – Lindsay Stern '12 and Macy Carmen '13
Soccer – Mary Wells '12 and Alicia Johns '13
Swimming – Sage Otto '12 and Maggie Dwyer '14
Tennis – Hillary Kursh '14
Volleyball - Ally Reed '13 and Alex Herring '11
Chair - Mary Wells
Vice Chair - Elizabeth Dodd
Secretary - Gabby Rader
Treasurer - Hillary Kursh
Events Coordinator - Macy Carman
Bill Mannino, golf coach
Fall 2010 Community Projects:
This past fall, the SAAC group continued their efforts to raise money for Turning Point, the Roanoke Valley's shelter for battered women. The group took all the money they raised and converted it into gift cards for the shelter to give out during the holiday season.
Fall 2009 Community Projects:
During an equipment drive for Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke, SAAC members collected items for the school’s varsity athletic teams and physical education department. The equipment was donated to Lucy Addison’s administrators during halftime of the December 9 basketball game at Hollins against Randolph College.
SAAC collected toiletries for Turning Point, a battered women’s shelter in Roanoke, and delivered them during the January term.