On behalf of the
Peach Belt Conference Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the PBC
SAAC would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting the
official PBC SAAC webpage. I am Alex Sickman, and currently am a
Student Assistant Coach on the Augusta State University baseball
team. I also have the honor and responsibility of serving as the
Chair of the PBC Student Athlete Advisory Committee. This will be
my third year being involved with the SAAC committee,
2nd as ASU’s President, and first as the Chair of
the PBC SAAC.
The role of the
PBC SAAC is as varied as the student athletes who make up the
committee. Mainly the purpose of this committee is to provide a
voice and an outlet for each and every student athlete on every
campus across the Peach Belt. That voice is heard by the various
administrations from campuses, conference office, and the NCAA. We
provide feedback and vote on various legislation every year that
has a direct role on rules, games, and student athlete well being.
The PBC SAAC is also active in trying to provide opportunities for
student athletes from across the conference to be active in local
communities through charity engagement and assorted service
projects. Over the past few years, the NCAA Division II has
partnered with the Make-a-Wish foundation raising awareness and
financial support for granting “wishes” for children
battling terminal illnesses.
The PBC SAAC is
dedicated to the development of the ‘whole’ student
athlete from the field or court to the classroom and preparing
students for life. The PBC and SAAC are committed to ensuring that
student athletes have a Life in Balance, which is an initiative
that was put in place to separate Division II from either other
division. NCAA Division II is committed to allowing student
athletes the opportunity to experience both college athletics and a
semi-normal college experience.
I would like to personally thank you again for visiting our website
and hope that it is informative and one that you will check out
periodically to find out what individual SAACs are doing across the
Peach Belt Conference.
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