USF SA’s Dalton Elliott & Breanna Black to attend NSIC SAAC Leadership Summit
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Two University of Sioux Falls SAAC members and USF associate A.D./SAAC advisor Pam Gohl will attend the 2016 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Leadership Summit on May 24-26 on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
Breanna Black, a sophomore of the USF Softball team, and Dalton Elliott, a redshirt freshman on the USF Football team, will be among the student-athletes from NSIC institutions, who will participate in activities to build camaraderie between NSIC SAAC leadership, enhance communication skills and learn more about preparing for life after college.
"This is a tremendous learning opportunity as well as a chance to bond with other student-athletes in the conference," said Gohl.
The event will kick off on Tuesday afternoon with an opening session, followed by guest speaker Rick Rassier, who will provide an interactive session on personal, professional and leadership growth. On Wednesday morning student-athletes and liaisons will participate in a community engagement project at the Salvation Army. That afternoon Dawn Buth of the NCAA Sports Science Institute will speak on Mental Health Best Practices followed by Amy Wilson from the NCAA Office of Inclusion. The afternoon will culminate with a joint meeting between the student-athletes and the NSIC Board of Directors. Lizzie Kuckuk, a sports nutritionist from the Sanford Sports Science Institute will then present during the group dinner. The day will end with the SAAC Olympics taking place at Halenbeck Hall.
The summit will end on Thursday morning with a video presentation from social media expert Erik Qualman followed by the NSIC SAAC business meeting.
Each campus' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on their experience. The committee at each member institution is comprised of a diverse group of female and male student-athletes charged with the responsibility of assisting in the review of NCAA proposed rules, regulations, policies and legislation, while representing the voice of student-athletes in the NCAA governance structure. This is accomplished by providing student-athlete input on issues related to student-athlete well-being that are division-specific and association-wide.