On February 4th, 2011 The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recognized National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year's event celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX and gender equity in sports. Here at St. Lawrence University, girls from the surrounding community entered a half time "lose your shoes" free throw contest followed by an invitation to have posters signed by members of the Women's Basketball team following the contest. "This was a very fun event to assist in the organization and to watch the girls participate in the half time event. Not only were they absolutely thrilled to participate, but they were also extremely appreciative to interact with their role models after the game. I am confident that the women's basketball players left an everlasting positive impression". Franco Bari- coordinator of Student-Athlete Development
On November 5, 2011, St. Lawrence University brought back Homecoming Weekend, and the community will have opportunities to meet two special alumni guests: Stanley Cup champion Rich Peverley '04, of the Boston Bruins, and Christian Lopez '10, who caught - and returned - Yankee Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit during the summer. SAAC Members volunteered as organizers, greeters and leaders of the pep rally. "I was one of the Sergie's girls so I got to hand the fatbags to the "eaters." It was a good experience as a first year to see what a college homecoming was like. The atmosphere was fun, the whole Football team came out and sang the alma mater. It was a great experience as a first year, I definitely felt a sense of team spirit." Jess Tyree - Track and Firld Athlete and member of the Student-Athlete Advisory committee.
As the month of October marks breast cancer awareness month, the St. Lawrence University athletic department set aside an entire week to show its support. Students, faculty, staff and supporters dressed in pink and filled the stands at featured athletic events, while many student-athletes wore pink equipment in an effort to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. The women's hockey team, which wore pink laces and warm-up t-shirts in the spirit of the event, the Field Hockey, Volleyball and Women's Soccer team had specially made pink jerseys. Coordinator of News Services Macreena Doyle was recognized as a survivor of breast cancer. "I think it was a good event because it recognized a lot of people, got many sports involved, and brought everyone to campus not just athletes" Katelyn Prue - Member of the Volleyball team and Student- Athelete Advosiry Committee
On September 21, 2011, St. Lawrence University student-athletes and coaches received insight into leadership and mental toughness from Spencer Wood. The event, sponsored by the Student-Athlete Development Program enabled the student athletes to learn valuable mental training skills which can be applied to their sport and beyond. "He was very entertaining. His presentation definitely does make you think about some things you can do as an athlete to get yourself ahead and manage your time to make yourself better." Doug Geraghty '12 - Member of the Football Team and Student-Athlete Advisory committee
In the second week of September, members of the office of Academic Support Services including Dr. Robert Thacker met with all first year student-athletes to discuss time management and study skills in order to prepare them as a members of the St. Lawrence athletic and academic community. "They had informed us about putting everything on a calendar and knowing when everything's due. It really prepared us to know what was expected of us as student-athletes." Patrick Raley '14 Men's Ice Hockey player and member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.