The Oberlin Review

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a number of events this week to celebrate NCAA Division III Week, including a sports and OC Athletics-themed trivia night in the Knowlton Athletics Complex this Tuesday.

SAAC Highlights Mental Health Awareness During DIII Week Programming

April 5, 2019

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide. When Evan Hansen, senior captain of the Wabash College football team, took his life on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, no one saw it coming. He had started for the Little Giants for nearly his entire collegiate career, and all of his teammates loved and admired him. However, Hansen was struggling behind the scenes — not unlike many student-athletes all over the country. His tragedy can hardly be seen as an isolated incident. Hans...

SAAC to Connect Across the Divide

Hannah Rasmussen

September 21, 2018

Sitting down to a full room, I took a deep breath and welcomed faces old and new to the first Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting of the year. I was pleased to see so many student-athletes in one room, ready to listen, share ideas, and create a community. According to its website, SAAC is a national organization with a mission “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image.” SAAC is the main athletics-focused student organization on Oberlin’s campus. I have attended the group’s monthly meetings since the beginning of my sophomore year. I can remember how my first filled me with a...

Sandra Kibble (left) and Dana Rae Goldstein

In The Locker Room with SAAC Officers

November 4, 2016

In the Locker Room: SAAC Officers This week, the Review sat down with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Communications/Public Relations Officer junior Sandra Kibble and Community Service Officer junior Dana Goldstein to discuss SAAC’s service events thus far, what it has planned for the rest of the year and how the group is working to change the perception of athletes on campus. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: How did you become involved with SAAC? Sandra Ki...

Samma Regan (left) and Bradley Hamilton

In the Locker Room with Bradley Hamilton and Samma Regan

April 15, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Student-Athlete Advisory Com­mittee co-chairs junior Bradley Ham­ilton and senior Samma Regan to discuss their roles on the committee, SAAC’s impact on Oberlin’s student-athlete community and the benefits of being a representative of a campus community. What is the Student-Athlete Ad­visory Committee, and why is it important? Bradley Hamilton: Basically, what we do is that we have repre­sentatives from ideally every team — not every team send...

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