Hey there Irish Eyes!
SAAC President Jes Christian (track & field) here, and I’m writing to let you all know that the past few weeks have been full of conversation about great opportunities for the council this year and for student-athletes as a whole!
A few weeks ago, I met up with the other SAAC officers to talk about what worked well last year, what didn’t, and what improvements we’re going to make moving forward. The topic about which reps had the most to say was The Signature Series, a project that SAAC took on in order to improve both student-athlete camaraderie as well as the attendance of all sporting events.
Though The Signature Series was a wonderful initiative, while reflecting on it, the SAAC officers and I were able to pinpoint a number of things to improve. We went to the drawing board and got to work on possible renovations.
Our goal is to unify the student-athletes and to emphasize that we are not only a part of 26 individual programs, but that we are all apart of one team: The Fighting Irish. As one unified group, we want to take on new and great opportunities together, whether they be community service or improving athletic event attendance and general support of fellow student-athletes.
Without revealing too much, just know that we are in talks with our on-campus adidas reps and are forging ahead with some exciting and wearable projects to be unveiled soon.
At our general SAAC meeting, Vice Prez Kayla McBride and I presented the Signature Series Revamp to the whole group. We touched on a lot of new and exciting but also very important ideas for SAAC this year, and I cant wait to kick things into full swing!