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The mission of the Purdue Northwest Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.


The student-athlete advisory committee is a group made up of representatives from each sport that is assembled to provide insight on the overall student-athlete experience. The assembled committee offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives. They serve as a direct link to the NCAA while also organizing heartfelt community service projects. These projects give a face to PNW Athletics and have included the annual Handprints for Hope event, the "Set the Expectation" baseball game, the Elemonate Cancer 5k Run/Walk, and tournament fundraisers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Purdue Northwest SAAC is led by Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services and Senior Woman's Administrator Jen Madgiak.

The 2019-20 SAAC Officers and Members:

President: Libby Huston

Vice President: Anna Wachowski

Secretary/Treasurer: Hunter Thorn

Community Service Chair: Courtney Blackwell

Social Media: Bayley Goodman