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TU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (TUSAAC)

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Each academic year, the TU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (TUSAAC) is selected. The Director of Student Development for Athletics is the liaison for the athletic department and TU SAAC. This committee is comprised of student-athlete representatives (2) from all of The University of Tulsa's intercollegiate athletic programs. The purpose of the committee is to provide direct input into athletic department decisions that affect student-athletes. The committee meets twice each month during the academic year to talk with athletic administrators about issues of interest to student-athletes. The committee is also instrumental in coordinating the community outreach program for student-athletes. Student-athlete representatives volunteer and/or are selected by their head coach to participate.

2012-13 TU SAAC Representatives
Lauren Collette: Women's XC
Chris O'Hare: Men's XC
Carly Schmidt: Rowing
Bradi Hinch: Women's Soccer
Melissa Urquhart: Rowing
Scottie Haralson: Men's Basketball
Cody Kent: Men's Golf
Cory Dorris: Football
Nick Wood: Men's Basketball
Mariah Turner: Women's Basketball
Jasmine Vasquez: Women's Basketball
Nanna Nielson: Women's golf
Rachel Wells: Spirit Squad
Jessica Adams: Volleyball
Michelle Farley: Women's Tennis
Maria Sant'Anna: Women's Tennis
Tristan Jackson: Men's Tennis

Student-Athlete Affairs

The University of Tulsa believes that support services should be available to student-athletes that address the total needs of the individual. Balancing academics and athletics is challenging and requires effort. It is important for a student-athlete to remember that the same behaviors that are required for success in athletics, such as commitment, discipline, determination, and hard work are also necessary for academic, personal, and professional achievement. Support services offered by The University of Tulsa will provide the Student-Athlete with the opportunities that will allow them to become well-rounded individuals and experience success.

The University of Tulsa participates in the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Program. This program is designed to address the total development of student-athletes. Through the program, The University of Tulsa pledges to support student development and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience on this campus.

The University of Tulsa works with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to support development in five areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development, and community service.

Commitment Statements:

    Academic Excellence: To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.
    Athletic Excellence: To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable, and dedicated to the well being of the student-athlete.
    Personal Development: To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for the student-athlete, encouraging emotional well being, personal growth, and decision-making skills.
    Career Development: To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.
    Community Service: To engage the student-athlete in service to his/her campus and surrounding communities.