Student Athlete Advisory Committee



SAAC Mission

The Gustavus Adolphus College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) strives to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image.

SAAC members:

  • Facilitate communication between student-athletes, varsity teams, and the athletic department.
  • Promote athletic events and campus awareness of athletes.
  • Organize and partake in community service activities to network and serve the Gustavus and surrounding communities.
  • Solicit student-athlete response to Gustavus, MIAC, and NCAA legislation.


SAAC is made up of two student-athletes from each of the 23 sports represented at Gustavus Adolphus College. Members meet twice per month on Thursday nights in Lund Center at 9pm.

SAAC focuses their events and activities on three different areas: team building, community service, and student-athlete welfare. SAAC participants choose to work on various committees based on their individual interests and the needs of the committee.

2018-2019 Executive Board:

Chase Johnson, Chase Miller, Courtney Erickson & Maggie Leininger

2018-2019 Team Representatives


Sam Archer, Senior

Ethan Mocchi, Sophomore

Men’s Basketball:

Brandon Snoberger, Senior

Leif Engen, Junior

Women’s Basketball:

Alison Hinck, Sophomore

Brooke Lemke, Senior

Men’s Cross Country:

Nathan Scruggs, Sophomore

Bridger Pavelka, Junior

Women’s Cross Country:

Liz Kvebak, Sophomore

Sarah Anderson, Junior


Austin Fest, Sophomore

Matt Berkner, Senior

Men’s Golf:

Blake Heiman, Senior


Women’s Golf:

Ellie Brandt, Senior

Kennedy Sommerfeld, Senior


Alyssa Teper, Sophomore

Jessica Gerczynski, Senior

Men’s Hockey:

Reid Brown, Junior

Casey Rock, Junior

Women’s Hockey:

Amelia Vosen, Junior

Laine Fischer, Senior

Men’s Soccer:


Women’s Soccer:

Chase Miller, Senior

Maggie Leininger, Junior


Sarah Pederson, Junior

MArissa Marsolek, Sophomore

Men’s Swimming and Diving:

Andrew Peters, Senior

Zach Dawson, Junior

Women’s Swimming and Diving:

Ingrid Iverson, Junior

Maddie Westendorp, Junior

Haley Pesik, Senior

Men’s Tennis:

Lawrence Hiquiana, Sophomore

Chase Johnson, Senior

Women’s Tennis:

Kjorte Harra, Junior

Ally Thorsen, Senior

Men’s Track and Field:

Matthew Montplaisir, Junior

Michael Hensch, Senior

Women’s Track and Field:

Courtney Erickson, Junior

Adonya Gray, Junior


Hailey Embacher, Sophomore

Ella Johnson, Junior