Three-Peat for Javelina SAAC
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Student-athletes and administrators from all eleven Lone Star Conference member institutions met in San Antonio, Texas, July 27-29, for the league’s seventh annual Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Summer Retreat). At a dinner banquet on Friday night, Texas A&M-Kingsville was awarded the LSC SAAC Cup for a third straight year.
The LSC SAAC Cup was awarded to Texas A&M-Kingsville for their efforts during 2011-12. The purpose of the cup is to encourage participation in conference SAAC initiatives. The Javelinas earned the most points of any school throughout the year to earn the fourth-ever cup along with customized t-shirts. The award is based on involvement in six categories: LSC SAAC meetings, Campus SAAC meetings, Make-A-Wish, Community Service Month, other community service and the NCAA Legislative grid.
The three-day event, which took place on the campus of University of the Incarnate Word, is intended to help improve communication amongst LSC SAAC groups and to help energize student-athletes with ideas and “best practices” to be implemented during the academic year.
“I am really excited about our SAAC group winning the cup again this year,” said Assistant Director for Academics/Senior Woman’s Adminstrator Amanda Knight. “The student-athletes worked really hard and came up with new ideas and I am proud of their dedication to community service and Make-A-Wish. I would also like to thank Ken Oliver (former athletic director) for his support and help in our efforts.”
The Javelinas scored 17,601 points to win the overall competition. Angelo State finished second with 13,144 points and West Texas A&M was third with 13,083 points.