Athletics News

Mavericks in the Community

April 20, 2015

By Michael Eldridge |

UT Arlington student-athletes gave back to the community as they participated in various events over the last week.

Members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Advisory Committee visited with the UTA Tri-O program and talked to students about the benefits of going to college on April 11. Participants included Allyson Te'o, Simba Walker-Williams, Ayofemi Ibrahim, Morgan Hunt and Emoni Taylor.

On April 16, UTA student-athletes met with students from Haltom High School about how to get ready academically for college. Te'o, Sandra Mendoza, Darien McLemore and Jacob Moreland made the trip.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is a committee that meets monthly to discuss both campus, departmental, and national issues of concern to student-athletes. The chair of the SAAC is a student-athlete and the committee consists of one - three appointed student-athletes from each team as well as the student-athlete representative from the President's Advisory Council. The SAAC also includes athletic department staff as advisors and resource people.

The purpose of the SAAC is to provide student-athletes the opportunity to communicate more effectively with UTA athletic administration, coaches, and staff. It enables student-athletes to provide recommendations for the improvement of academic, athletic and social experiences. The committee encourages unity, common purpose and camaraderie between teams and among all student-athletes.


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