Summit League SAAC
The Summit League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) consists of one male and one female student-athlete from each of the conference’s member institutions. The conference SAAC meets via teleconference twice per academic year (late fall and late spring) to discuss NCAA and conference issues that involve student-athlete welfare. The SAAC also holds a meeting in-person each July.
Garret Covington, a men's basketball student-athlete from Western Illinois serves as The Summit League representative on the NCAA Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which meets three times a year in conjunction with the Division I Council meetings.
The mission statement of the Summit League SAAC is to actively promote a positive relationship between student-athletes and both league and campus athletic administrators through open communication, support, representation and constructive feedback while creating unity, academic success and well-being among all student-athletes.
It shall be the responsibility of each member institution to ensure that all of its students, as well as those individuals employed by or directly associated with the institution, conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner when representing their university, especially at intercollegiate athletic contests.