MONMOUTH STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
2012-13 MSAAC EXECUTIVE BOARD
VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Dr. Marilyn McNeil
PROGRAM ADVISOR: Tom Bieber, 732-263-5734
STUDENT-ATHLETE EXECUTIVE BOARD:
President: Jake Gronsky (baseball)
Vice President: Haley Knaub (track & field)
Treasurer: Marissa Felicetti (track and field)
Secretary: Emily Barbieri (lacrosse)
NEC Representative: Ed Waite (basketball) and Ben Boyd (track & field)
The mission of the Monmouth Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (MSAAC) is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by providing opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image. To accomplish this mission, MSAAC has developed two distinct yet integrated programs: Peer Support and Community Outreach.
PEER SUPPORT is charged with the duty of educating and providing support to Monmouth University student-athletes. It provides peer-led educational programs to the Monmouth student-athletes in the areas such as alcohol and drug awareness and student-athlete college adjustment.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH is charged with the duty of educating the Monmouth University community and the surrounding communities about student-athletes. In addition, it represents Monmouth University student-athletes on the local, regional, and national level on issues concerning student-athlete welfare.
The organizational structure of MSAAC has three distinct levels; 1. Executive Board, 2. Senior Members (SAMs/SARs) and 3. General Body (SALs).
The body of the MSAAC membership is made up of STUDENT-ATHLETE LEADERS (SALs). This group is formed by coach nomination and/or athlete volunteerism. The SAL is an entry-level position in the MSAAC organization and receives general training on leadership while serving on various committees created to further the agenda of MSAAC. After one or two years of training and serving, SALs are eligible for more advance training and increased responsibility as either STUDENT-ATHLETE MENTORS (SAMs) or STUDENT-ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES (SARs). SAMs/SARs will chair the committees that further the agenda of MSAAC.
Specifically, SAMs act as peer advisors to other student-athletes, act as facilitators of coach-athlete interactions and facilitate training of SALs. SARs act as representatives of Monmouth student-athletes both on and off campus. SARs serve as the voice of the student-athletes on issues of student-athlete welfare. Each will receive specific training to maximize their ability to carry out the duties of SAM/SAR.
The executive board is comprised of four members elected by the MSAAC membership and is comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.