Loyola University Chicago

Athlete Advising

Student Academic Services

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

The Loyola University Chicago Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee of student-athletes assembled to achieve unity, develop positive relationships, increase community involvement, and enhance the overall student-athlete experience. Loyola's SAAC provides opportunities for student-athletes to pursue excellence, leadership, and positively influence the lives of others. The council participates in programs to encourage volunteering and to promote camaraderie among student-athletes.

More specifically, Loyola SAAC shall strive to:

  1. Build a sense of community among student-athletes;
  2. Promote communication between SAAC, the Athletics Department, and our athletics conferences (MVC and MIVA);
  3. Disseminate information from the national and conference SAACs;
  4. Provide feedback and insight into national, conference, and campus issues;
  5. Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation; and
  6. Encourage and implement community service.

The SAAC is comprised of two members from each of the intercollegiate varsity teams as appointed by the Coach and the office of Student-Athlete Academic Services.  Meetings are held monthly, or as deemed necessary.

Missouri Valley Conference SAAC

This committee provides a forum for student-athletes to express ideas, concerns, and opinions relating to NCAA and Conference legislation and other issues affecting Conference-wide aspects of student-athlete welfare. The committee is composed of two (2) student-athletes from each institution, one male and one female, and two (2) ex-officio members, the Conference representative to the NCAA SAAC and the chair of the Conference Relations Committee.  The committee serves in an advisory capacity and reports to the Joint Committee.


SAAC Executive Board


Women’s Basketball

Alexis Meyer

Director of Events

Women's Soccer 

Jenna Ross

Director of Marketing

Women’s Cross Country/Track

Pilar Glaser

Director of Fundraising

Women's Golf

Abbey Meyers

Director of Community Service

Men's Golf 

Nick Welden 


The 2019-20 Loyola University Chicago Representatives:

Women's Volleyball

Heather Kocken

Men's Soccer

Simon Jillson