SAAC


STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Why We Play D-III Athletics

"It's not about getting a scholarship, getting drafted, or making Sports Center. It's a deep need in us that comes from the heart. We need to practice, to play, to lift, to hustle, to sweat. We do it all for our teammates and for the student in our calculus class that we don't even know.

We don't practice with a future major league first baseman; we practice with a future sports agent. We don't lift weights with a future Olympic wrestler; we lift with a future doctor. We don't run with a future Wimbledon champion; we run with a future CEO. It's a bigger part of us than our friends and family can understand. Sometimes we play for 2,000 fans; sometimes 25. But we still play hard. You cheer for us because you know us. You know more than just our names. Like all of you, we are students first. We don't sign autographs. But we do sign graduate school applications, MCAT exams, and student body petitions. When we miss a kick or strike out, we don't let down an entire state. We only let down our teammates, coaches, and fans.

But the hurt is still the same. We train hard, lift, throw, run, kick, tackle, shoot, dribble, and lift some more, and in the morning we go to class. And in that class we are nothing more than students. It's about pride in ourselves, in our school. It's about our love and passion for the game. And when it's over, when we walk off that court or field for the last time, our hearts crumble. Those tears are real. But deep down inside, we are very proud of ourselves. We will forever be what few can claim...college athletes."

- Sean Sornsin, former baseball student-athlete at Cornell College.

The article appeared in the Dec. 3, 1999 edition of The Cornellian (student newspaper)

 
 

 

SAAC MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

2014 - 2015 SAAC OFFICERS

 

Laura Ettlin - President

Ryan Nordvedt - Vice President

Rachel Aubry - Secretary

2014 - 2015 SAAC MEMBERS


 
Holly Herzig, Soccer

 
Sarah Calhoun, Soccer
 
 
Jeremy Kaden, Soccer

 
Christian Wright, Soccer

 
Abrah Masterson, Cross Country

 
Rachel Moline, Cross Country

 
Josh Lindsay, Cross Country

 
Taylor Christen, Cross Country

 
Katie Sickleka, Volleyball

 
Molly Neiley , Volleyball

 
Brandon Davis, Football

 
Jacob Kvale, Football
   

 
Shashanna Moll, Tennis

 
Ariana Hudson, Tennis

 
Ty Hartman, Basketball

 
Peter Catchings, Basketball

 
Kellie Kuzmanic, Basketball

 
Tana Kemmer, Basketball

 
Bryan Walsh, Wrestling

 
Kevin Stahmer, Wrestling

 
Madison Acree, Track & Field

 
Breann Grell, Track & Field


John Bray, Track & Field

 
Charles Zilatis, Track & Field

 
Kari Martin, Softball

 
Brianna Carney, Softball

 
Beriah Quick, Baseball

 
 Jake Lehman, Baseball

 
Thomas Weiss, Tennis

 
Garrett Russikoff, Tennis

 
David Fischer, Sports Medicine

 
Brianna Mullan, Sports Medicine

 
Katlyn Arndt, Cheerleading

 
Stefanee Lucker, Cheerleading