• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Central College Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Mission of Central College SAAC

The Central College Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is comprised of at least two student-athletes from each sport, along with student representatives from athletic training and the cheerleading squad. The purpose of the Central College SAAC organization is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by fostering a positive student-athlete image; within the Dutch teams, the Central College campus community and in the greater Pella community. SAAC, which is mandated by the NCAA and the Iowa Conference, encourages open communication and discussion between coaches, administration, and student-athletes. SAAC will serve as the voice of the student-athlete on campus and provide valuable insight into how College and NCAA policies may affect them. Supporting the principles and beliefs of the NCAA Division III, Central College and the athletic department are important guidelines of the Student Athletic Advisory Council.

Team/representative responsibilities


  • Each team shall provide at least two SAAC representatives. 
  • Each team will be responsible for leading a SAAC sanctioned activity, led by their representative.
  • Each team will be assigned a Brother/Sister team for the year requiring at least 2 Acts of Kindness for the school year. Examples include, but are not limited to; chalking sidewalks, goodie bags, posters for event, mass attendance at a game, etc.


  • Each member serves as a liaison between the council and his or her individual team, therefore attendance and participation at monthly meetings is expected. The representative is expected to report back to their team on SAAC discussions.  Meetings will be held once a month.
  • Each member will be responsible for sharing their team updates at each meeting. 
  • Each member will be responsible for organizing their team to run a SAAC sponsored activity.

SAAC Activities

  • Fall and Spring Blood Drive
  • Penny Wars – (money donated to a cause determined worthy by membership)
  • Brother/Sister Fall or Spring Get together
  • Can Drive at the holidays
  • Spring Break Supplies Drive
  • SAAC Service project – Habitat for Humanity
  • SAAC bulletin board Updates
  • Halftime events for football, basketball or soccer
  • IIAC sponsored Leadership Conference
  • IIAC SAAC Meeting

2015-16 SAAC leadership council

  • Riley Gray, football
  • Adelmo Marchiori, men's soccer
  • Annie Weaver, women's soccer
  • Dakotah Wolken, baseball

Team representatives

  • Athletic training - Tyler Folkerts / Miles Kleinhesselink

  • Cheerleading/Dance - Rachel Annen / Katelyn Miner

  • Baseball - Dakotah Wolken / Mike Reuter
  • Men's basketball - Tate Handsaker / Austin Hauser

  • Men's cross country - Cole Decker / Karl Weaver

  • Football - Sam Markham / Riley Gray

  • Men's golf - Walker Adams / Sean Rennich

  • Men's soccer - Calvin Bill / Adelmo Marchiori

  • Men's tennis - Jacob Logan / Garret Taylor

  • Men's track - Hunter Howe / Austin Roberts / Blake Morgan

  • Wrestling - Aaron Anderson / Jahleel Vester

  • Women's basketball - Emily Dine / Jessica Butters / Shelbi Stimpson

  • Women's cross country - Heidi Heckenberg / Jackie Piper

  • Women's golf - Rachel Cassens / Taylor Hill

  • Women's soccer - Kayla Dowell / Savana Robinson / Felicia Roppe / Kelsey Roxworthy / Annie Weaver

  • Women's tennis - Angie Allgood / Anna Bowser

  • Women's track and field - Anna Shaw / Monica Ruiz

  • Softball - Mikayla Heath / Abbie Voas / Brooke Brommel / Kylie Olson
  • Volleyball - Nicole Ewoldt / Liz Cotton
  • Advisors - Katelin Gannon, Alicia O'Brien

Iowa Conference representatives:
Taylor Hill (women's golf)/Annie Weaver (women's soccer)

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