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.