Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Ashland University is proud to be a participant in the Division II National SAAC.


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on their experience. The group also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. -


Our mission as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the Student-Athlete experience by providing opportunity for personal growth, and to promote continued conversation between our student-athletes, AU’s athletic department, and the NCAA. SAAC strives to develop and maintain a positive student-athlete image, and to build a sense of community throughout all of AU’s 19 varsity sports.  


2015-16 Officers

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Zach Bernhard Hannah Mattar Jackie Genetin
Elizabeth Gehlmann



2015-16 S.A.A.C. Roster

Name Sport
Sarah Alley Softball
Nicholas Bapst Men's Basketball
Kaitlin Bean
Kylee Bernthisel Cross Country / Track & Field
Seth Brock Wrestling
Jessica Brown Soccer 
Cody Cook Men's Swimming
Madison Dackin Women's Basketball 
Ty Davis Wrestling
Maddie Diestel  Soccer 
Meghan Fitzpatrick Tennis
Kalene Freshour Softball
Ben Haraway Men's Basketball 
Vincent Hill  Football
Zach Humrichouser
Cross Country / Track & Field
Jesse Ireland  Men's Swimming 
Ben Keilholz  Men's Swimming
Mike Lewandouski  Baseball 
Beth Long  Women's Swimming 
Jordan MacKay Volleyball
Ben Majewski
Cross Country / Track & Field
Sam Malleo
Katie Manahan Softball
Audrey Metzger Volleyball
Jenn Moore Softball
Zach Mosholder Men's Golf
Kaitlin Neumann  Women's Golf 
Zach Olszewski  Football 
Kayla Pfeiffer Volleyball
Zoe Scarpone  Swimming
Abby Shafer Women's Track
Jay Slone  Men's Basketball 
Laina Snyder  Women's Basketball 
Abby Strock  Track and Field
Kayla Troyer Softball
Colton Ullman Wrestling
Mitchell Vallone Football
Adam Vasil  Baseball 
Sebastian Vidika Wrestling
Kyle Wahl Wreslting
Matt Wilcox Football / Men's Swimming
Samantha Zuber Volleyball



"Since beginning its alliance with Make-A-Wish in 2003, Division II has raised more than $3.5 million toward granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. More than 470 “wishes” have been granted through Division II contributions. These wishes can serve as a game changer in children’s fights against their illnesses, helping them feel better, and in some cases even get better." -

Led by the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Division II schools partner with the Make-A-Wish foundation to raise funds nation wide for the organization.

In 2015-16 the Ashland University S.A.A.C. has marked a goal to raise $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation.