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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAC member campuses.

The SAAC serves as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators on issues to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation. Concerns can be voiced and solutions offered regarding any issues relevant to NCAA student-athletes.

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NCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Contacts

NCAC Athletic Director Liaison
Natalie Winkelfoos, Oberlin
Office Phone: 440-775-6463
NCAA National SAAC Member
Gabby Elliott, Denison
Term expires Jan. 2024

Executive Committee Members    

2022-23 NCAC SAAC Chair
Jake Davidson, Kenyon
2022-23 NCAC SAAC Vice Chair
Kate Hinshaw, Denison
2022-23 NCAC SAAC Secretary
Taylor Gwynne, Oberlin
2022-23 NCAC SAAC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Zoe Kuzbari, Oberlin

Student-Athlete Representatives

School Name (click for e-mail) Year Sport
DEN Gabby Elliot 2023 Women's Basketball
DEN Leland Keller 2023 Women's Soccer
KEN Jake Davidson 2023  Baseball
KEN Graham O'Brien 2023 Men's Lacrosse
KEN Eras Yager 2023 Women's Volleyball
OBE Zoe Kuzbari 2023 Women's Volleyball
WAB Briggs McGill 2024 Men's Lacrosse
WIT Savannah Morgenroth-Cross 2023 Women's Water Polo
WIT Mya Wolfe 2023 Women's Lacrosse
WOO Langston Hood 2023 Men's Soccer
WOO Maley Tinstman 2023 Women's Volleyball


School Name (click for e-mail) Title
DEN Kim Lloyd Assistant Swimming Coach
DEN Ryne Romick Assistant Baseball Coach
DPU Cristin Allen Head Women's Soccer Coach
DPU Ashleigh Jones Assistant Director of Athletics Communications
HIR Phil Brua Head Baseball Coach
KEN Doug Misarti Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
KEN Emma Olson Head Volleyball Coach
OBE Erica Rau Head Volleyball Coach/Assistant Athletics Director/SWA/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
OWU Ben Carlson Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach
OWU Michael Ward Assistant Football Coach (Offensive Coordinator)
WAB Tori Gregory Assistant Director of Athletics and Campus Wellness
WAB Allison Manwell Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations
WIT Evelyn Carus-Miller Head Women's Volleyball Coach
WIT Sivan Pardon Head Women's Water Polo Coach/Assistant Swim Coach
WIT Katie Robinson Head Women's Soccer Coach/SWA
WOO Adam Clark Head Men's Tennis Coach
WOO Libby Ladrach Associate Director of Athletics
WOO Rachel Novario Assistant Athletic Trainer