Wednesday, December 7, 2022

SAAC Recap

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. SAAC Recap
 

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The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held its fall meeting on November 13-14.

>> Executive Board: "National SAAC elected its executive board effective with the close of the 2023 NCAA Convention. Vaish Siddapureddy, football student-athlete at Pomona College, will serve as chair, KryJuan Roberson, football student-athlete at Keystone College, will serve as vice-chair and Gabby Elliott, basketball student-athlete at Denison University will serve as communications chair."

>> Positions: The committee supported R-2023-3 and proposals 2023-4, 2023-5, 2023-12, 2023-13 and 2023-14. The committee opposed proposal 2023-6. 

>> Council Composition: For the proposals focused on council composition, the committee preferred the membership sponsored proposal, 2023-7, to the governance sponsored proposal, 2023-8. The committee also preferred the governance sponsored proposal, 2023-8, to the current legislation.

>> Playing Season Structure: For the proposals focused on playing season structure, the committee preferred the governance sponsored proposal, 2023-11, to the membership sponsored proposal, 2023-10. The committee also preferred the current Bylaw 17 legislation to the membership sponsored proposal, 2023-10.

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SOCCER (W)

2.   Rennich Tops Academic All-America List


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Westfield State forward Jenn Rennich was named Academic All-America Team Member of the Year in women's soccer by College Sports Communicators.

She led the Owls with 23 goals and 53 points and paced the side to a MASCAC Regular Season title. A two-time Academic All-America® selection, Rennich is a graduate student with a 3.99 GPA as a movement science major.
 
Thirteen of the 36 members of the Academic All-America® Division III women’s soccer teams boast a perfect 4.0 GPA in their undergraduate work or graduate school. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.90.

First Team
GK-Nicole Olson, Scranton
D-Kylie Cabana, Ohio Northern
D-Kendall Dandridge, Johns Hopkins
D-Elizabeth White, Case Western Reserve
D-Ashlyn Zinglemann, Trinity (Texas)
M-Michaela Bosco, Trinity (Texas)
M-Michaela Fasolino, Misericordia
M-Payton McDonnell, Loras
D-Aileen Cahill, Montclair State
F-Juliette Carriero, Brandeis
F-Jenn Rennich, Westfield State

>> Complete Team

ICE HOCKEY (W)

3.   Showdown In River Falls




The top two teams in the latest USCHO Division III women's ice hockey rankings square off tonight in Wisconsin as top-ranked Gustavus Adolphus tangles with No. 2 UW-River Falls in game one of a two-game series.

The Gusties are unbeaten at 10-0, while the Falcons are 8-1. It is the 45th meeting between the schools with Gustavus holding a 25-15-4 series advantage. UWRF won both regular-season matchups a year ago, but the Gusties got their revenge in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Gustavus has outscored its 10 opponents by a 46-4 count. UWRF has played four ranked opponents, toppling Eau Claire, Plattsburgh and Middlebury.

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