Viking named to NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

April Emory
June 24, 2008

Stephen Green, a member of the ECSU baseball team, has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. His term begins immediately and will continue through the close of the 2011 NCAA Convention as the CIAA's representative. A rising junior who hails from Virginia Beach, VA, he started in 25 games for the Vikings as a utility player (designated hitter, catcher and third base). Green, an Education major, was a member of the ECSU SAAC in 2007-08 and will serve as the President for 2008-2009. He hit four home runs in 2008 for the Vikings and boasted a fielding percentage of .988. The Division II SAAC consists of one student-athlete representative from each of the Division II multi-sport voting conferences, one student-athlete representative from Division II independent institutions and two student-athlete at-large positions. The Division II SAAC affects the legislative process via an annual summit held each July with the Division II Management Council, during which members of the SAAC have an opportunity to interact with members of the Management Council on proposed NCAA legislation and current Division II issues. Also, committee members participate in the NCAA Convention each January, where they express the student-athlete voice on collective concerns regarding proposed Division II legislation. Division II national SAAC members actively take the lead in addressing issues facing Division II student-athletes, such as the development of campus and conference SAACs, NCAA rules education, faculty/student-athlete relationships and championships enhancements. During the NCAA Convention, Division II SAAC members have an opportunity to speak to proposed legislation in front of the Division II membership. A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on their experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective Campuses.