Student Athlete Advisory Committee


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)

   

   

CORNELL COLLEGE
SAAC CONSTITUTION

 

MIDWEST CONFERENCE SAAC


NCAA DIII SAAC

 

2016 - 2017 SAAC OFFICERS

Jacob Kvale
Baseball
President

Molly Neiley
Volleyball
Vice-President

Kendra Christensen
Softball
Secretary

Shashanna Moll
Tennis
Treasurer

 

2015 - 2016 MWC REPS


TBD


Jacob Kvale, Baseball

 

2015 - 2016 SAAC MEMBERS


 
Jen Strebeck, Soccer

 
Elizabeth Sage, Soccer
 
 
Ethan Berube, Soccer

 
Isaiah Jones, Soccer

 
Abrah Masterson, Cross Country

 
Rachel Moline, Cross Country

 
Austin Bach, Cross Country

 
Caleb Wilson, Cross Country

 
Nicole Ciari, Volleyball

 
Molly Neiley , Volleyball

 
Bryson Whistance, Football
 
Daniel Brown, Football
   

 
Shashanna Moll, Tennis

 
Janice Elkerton, Tennis

 
Dylan Murdock, Basketball

 
Corey Davis, Basketball

 
Sierra Bisso, Basketball

 
Madie Rinehart, Basketball
 
Ben Hewson, Wrestling

 
Phillip Opelt, Wrestling

 
Shay Rule, Track & Field

 
Breann Grell, Track & Field


Kaleb Whiting, Track & Field

 
Charles Zilatis, Track & Field

 
Kendra Christensen, Softball

 
Melissa Orton, Softball

 
Jacob Kvale, Baseball

 
 DJ Irwin, Baseball

 
Alex Rand, Tennis

 
Thomas Greene, Tennis

Syndney Cooper, Lacrosse

Caitlin St. Marie, Lacrosse

Michael Paquette, Lacrosse

Galbraith Williams, Lacrosse


 
Isaac O'Gara, Sports Medicine

 
Stephanie Xavier, Sports Medicine