|Chowan's Allie Kolezynski named to NCAA DII National SAAC|
|January, 2011 News|
MURFREESBORO - Chowan University student-athlete, Allie Kolezynski, received news last week that she was voted as a new member to the NCAA's National Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Kolezynski, a junior member of the CU softball team, was nominated for the postion in October. A committee formed by the NCAA voted on the new membership at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio earlier this month. Kolezynski will represent the CIAA as a member of the National SAAC Committee. Her appointment will begin immediatley and her term will last three years. Kolezynski is a stand out player for the 2010 CIAA Championship softball program and was named to the CIAA Commissioner's All-Academic Team a year ago.
Kolezynski is a two-year member of the Chowan University SAAC and has excelled both on the playing field and in the classroom while at Chowan. She has maintained a 3.98 overall grade point average and is has been on the CU President's List since enrolling at Chowan two years ago. The Strongsville, Ohio native helped the Hawks softball team to a 2010 CIAA Championship and has been a member of the NCCAA All Region and All American teams during her playing tenure. She was an All-CIAA performer a year ago as a designated player.
DII SAAC is a committee consisting of the 23 Division II multi-sport voting conferences, one representative of Division II independent institutions, and two at-large representatives. Additionally, two members of the Management Council and one member of the Presidents Council will serve as ex-officio and nonvoting members.
DII SAAC members serve as student-athlete liaisons between the happenings on campus, conference and national levels. Members are selected by the Division II SAAC Nominating Sub-Committee from a diverse pool of candidates submitted by the conference office. The Division II Management Council ratify the appointment and each student-athlete serves a non-renewable 3-year term; however the student-athlete may only serve up to one year after exhausting their eligibility.
Currently, one representative from the DII National SAAC may sit on a multitude of Division II and association-wide committees in order to provide the student-athlete perspective on related issues. It is through these mechanisms that the NCAA Division II student-athlete offer input to assist in shaping the proposed legislation and other policies by which their division is governed.
|Last Updated ( Mon Jan 24, 2011 - 2:36pm )|