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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Nevada's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is made up of student-athletes representing all of the Wolf Pack's 16 teams as well as the spirit program. Nevada also has two representatives who serve on the Mountain West Conference SAAC (president Julia Shelbourn and vice president Ryan Teel).

Mission Statement of NCAA SAAC:

The mission of SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.

Goals of Nevada's SAAC:

  • Provide student-athletes with a voice on issues impacting the student-athlete experience at the University of Nevada
  • Foster communication between student-athletes, the athletics administration and the faculty athletics representative
  • Foster communication and comraderie among student-athletes and the athletics teams at Nevada
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for student-athletes to be involved in community service projects

The SAAC advisors are Rhonda Bennett, Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA, and Tina Ruff, Associate Athletics Director/Operations.

Nevada 2014-15 SAAC Representatives

Ryan Teel
Adam Whitt

Men's Basketball
Patrick Conroy
Lucas Stivrins
Women's Basketball
Aja Johnson
Julia Shelbourn
Cross Country/Track & Field
Caitlin Devitt-Payne
Kennedy Hall
Katie Westerterp
Alyssa Zunino
Tyler Stewart

Men's Golf
Kit Carson
Jooho Lee

Women's Golf
Jordan Keyser
Brittany Whatley

Zach Duncan
Greta Oschner
Emma Syverson
Women's Soccer
Kelsey Quintos
Bobby Reilly

Ashley Butera
Alexa Youngberg

Alexis Goree
Amanda Jenkins

Women's Swimming & Diving
Lauren Allen
Jocelin Drennan
Aranxta Medina
Men's Tennis
Ryan Andrada
Andrew Poustie
Women's Tennis
Juliette Legendre
Sheila Smiley
Madison Morell
Taylar Rothfuss

2014-15 Nevada SAAC Leadership
President: Julia Shelbourn (women's basketball)
Vice President: Ryan Teel (baseball)
Secretary: Madison Morell (volleyball)
Treasurer: Lauren Allen (swimming & diving)
Leadership: Adam Whitt (baseball), Kit Carson (men's golf), Zach Duncan (rifle),
Aja Johnson (women's basketball)
Social Media: Greta Oschner (rifle), Kelsey Quintos (women's soccer)

Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Feb. 24-March 2

Emily Capaul


Freshman Emily Capaul was selected for the NCAA Rifle Championships next week at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Capaul is one of two at-large individuals selected to compete in air rifle and will compete March 14. The Sutter, Calif. native posted a season-best score of 594 at the NCAA qualifier at UTEP. She also had scores of 593 versus Air Force and 589 versus Jacksonville State during the season.

View all 2014-15 honorees.


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