New year, new faces!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday cards

Seventy-six holiday cards were sent to soldiers in the 48th Infantry Brigade currently stationed in Afghanistan. Thanks to everyone who signed these cards!

DI SAAC opposes telephone-contact deregulation

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spring Semester

The first meeting of the Spring semester will take place in the Coliseum Auditorium on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 4, 2009


The final meeting of the semester will take place on Monday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Auditorium.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving donations

UGA student-athletes collected $460.55 to buy Thanksgiving meals for needy families at Barrow Elementary.

Thanks for everyone's effort on this project! Great job!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

UGA Homecoming

Thanks to those people who worked on the 2009 Homecoming banner! Great job!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Project Safe Clothing Drive

We will hold a clothing drive to benefit Project Safe at the Wednesday, December 2nd men’s basketball game versus St. Louis and the Sunday, December 6th women’s basketball game versus Georgia Tech. Fans that donate (1) item of gently used clothing will receive (1) voucher for (1) discounted tickets. Please note limit (1) coupon per person and offer valid while ticket supplies last.

Please wear UGA gear or your SAAC t-shirt if you have signed-up to volunteer.

You can get more information about Project Safe by visiting their website,

Contact Marcia or Hunter if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving Meals

SAAC reps - remember to collect $1 from your teammates to go towards the purchase of Thanksgiving meals for needy families at Barrow Elementary. This money needs to be collected by Thursday, November 19th. Contact Hunter or Marcia if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Campus Volunteer Opportunity

The Athletic Association has partnered with the University Health Center’s John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education to impact campus norms in regard to high-risk drinking. We will ask for student-athlete involvement at events several times this academic year.

The first event will be held at Tate Plaza on Wednesday, October 28th from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. (you are not required to stay the entire time). You will be interacting with other students to provide low-risk messages about alcohol and to debunk misperceptions about campus norms in regard to drinking. Talking points (& activities) will be provided.

Please contact Lesley Black or Robert Miles if you are interested in participating.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The next SAAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Hospitality Room (behind the videoboard). See you there!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

National SAAC blog

The National SAAC has a blog. Check it out!

SEC Together We CAN Drive

University of Georgia student-athletes donated 3100 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia! This is a significant increase over last year! Thanks to all of you who volunteered for this project.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HELP - SEC Together We CAN Drive

We are still in need of volunteers for Saturday! Please contact Marcia Newby ( if you or your teammates are able to assist. There are openings from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Can collection will take place at the bus stop between ECV and Ramsey and on the sidewalk in front of the Coliseum Training Facility.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SAAC Meeting

Wednesday, September 16th @ 7:00 p.m.
Coliseum Auditorium

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Butts-Mehre Groundbreaking

Reminder: All SAAC members are invited to the Butts-Mehre expansion groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, September 11 @ 4:30 p.m. The event will be held on the football practice fields.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dinner at Damon's 09.09.09

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the UGAA Senior Staff met Wednesday night at Athletic Director Damon Evans' home for some good food and discussion about the challenges facing our Student Athletes. This gathering is one of the many ways SAAC and the UGAA Athletic Administration are working together to create a better enviroment for University of Georgia Student Athletes.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Team Reps

Marcia Newby
Hunter Lainhart
Taylor Adams

Team Representatives

Steve Esmonde – Baseball

Meredith Mitchell – Women’s Basketball

Bejan Abtahi – Men’s Cross Country

Summer Nelson, Emily Houston, Bridget Lyons, Katie Weise, Taylor Adams and Ilana McQuinn – Women’s Cross Country

Alex Finder, Sara Hemingway, Amber Nixon and Meghan Adams – Equestrian

Courtney Newmans & Kris Durham – Football

Rob Bennett & Brian Carter – Men’s Golf

Carolina Andrade & Emilie Burger – Women’s Golf

Marcia Newby & Grace Taylor – Gymnastics

Marah Falle, Meghan Gilmore, Jenna Buckley & Ashley Miller – Soccer

Sarah McCloud & Taylor Schlopy – Softball

Hunter Lainhart – Men’s Swimming and Diving

Kelly McNichols – Women’s Swimming and Diving

Alex Hill & Will Reynolds – Men’s Tennis

Nadja Gilchrist & Cameron Ellis – Women’s Tennis

Jamaal Parker – Men’s Track & Field

Santel Atkinson, Santerri Baker, Jenna Albert, Lakeisha Spates, Odeika Bent and Faith Middlebrooks – Women’s Track & Field

Ann Dylla & Kathleen Gates - Volleyball