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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The mission of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to enhance the total student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect the student-athlete experience. The committee is comprised of two current Auburn student-athletes from the 19 sports on campus. The committee provides student-athletes with a voice to the administration, conference office, and the NCAA. SAAC Executive Officers and Representatives meet once a month and all student-athlete are welcome to attend.

SAAC Objectives

  • Discuss and address the concerns of student-athletes
  • Promote effective communication with the Auburn University Athletics Department Administration, coaches, staff, student-athletes and campus personnel
  • Provide input on NCAA, SEC, and Auburn University policies
  • Inform students on changes that affect the athletics program & student-athlete welfare
  • Coordinate, implement and promote community service projects for all varsity teams
  • Exhibit and encourage a cohesive student-athlete community
  • Promote leadership development and opportunities
  • Work in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Enhancement Program
  • Assist with the planning and production of the annual AUSPY's Award Show
Cara Stricklin

Cara Stricklin
Women's Gymnastics
Major: Exercise Science, minor in Business
SAAC Community Service Coordinator

Cara Stricklin

What legacy would you like to leave?
My goal is to be remembered for being more than just a student-athlete. We spend four years in Auburn, and that is more than enough time to make a difference in your school, your community, your church, or with any other organization. Hopefully, as the Community Service Coordinator, I've made my mark in Auburn and the surrounding community by helping to get more athletes involved in service that they're passionate about.

What is your favorite Auburn Tradition?
I would have to say that it's watching the band come out of the tunnel at football games. My friends and I all say the loud "HUH" when the drum major's mace goes in the ground. Then we all starting running in place on the bleachers like the band does as they run out to their places before the fight song.

What are some things you enjoyed the most while here at Auburn?
I've enjoyed getting to know the town and all the little treasures it holds. The community is so welcoming to the college students, and I have made lasting friendships with people who call Auburn, Alabama home sweet home.

What is your career pursuit?
I will be attending professional school in Orthotics and Prosthetics after graduation and plan to enter the field with a focus in prosthetics and cervical halo bracing.

What advice would you give a freshmen student-athlete to be successful?
Start now and find something you are passionate about. Whether it's a community service project/organization, an internship, or a hobby, they more you experience in college, the better prepared you will be for life afterwards.

Bria Johnson

Bria Johnson
Women's Basketball
SAAC Community Service Coordinator

Bria Johnson

What have you enjoyed the most about SAAC?
SAAC is an opportunity for athletes to have their voices heard in front of not only each other but also administration. We find problems and solve them no matter who they directly affect.

What's something you want the Auburn family to know about you?
That if anyone in the Auburn family ever needed someone to talk to or more importantly someone to go get food with, I'm always down!

What is your life motto?
"So what a man thinketh, so is he".

What are some things you enjoyed the most while here at Auburn?
I've enjoyed my teammates most overall, being here with them has changed my life. Our bound is unbreakable.

What advice would you give a freshmen student-athlete to be successful?
Trust God, but plan ahead. If He alters your plans it's for a reason.

SAAC Executive Committee 2017-2018

Grant Schnek
President: Grant Schnek
Swimming & Diving
Samantha Cerio
Vice-President: Samantha Cerio
Katie Brooks Boone
Secretary: Katie Brooks Boone
Track & Field
Caitlin Boyle
Asst. Secretary: Caitlin Boyle
Victoria Draper
Treasure: Victoria Draper
Courtney Shea
Co-Publicity Coord.: Courtney Shea
Mitchell Gomez
Co-Publicity Coord.: Mitchell Gomez
Men's Track & Field
Cara Stricklin
Co-Comm. Serv. Coord: Cara Stricklin
Bria Johnson
Co-Comm. Serv. Coord: Bria Johnson
Women's Basketball

Advisor: Janice Robinson
Athletic Admin.

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