The SAC represents the entire IHSAA membership of 409 schools, and its structure reflects that of the IHSAA Board of Directors in terms of classification and districts as well as female, urban schools and minority representation.
Each year, the IHSAA receives nominations from school principals on behalf of student-athletes from IHSAA member schools. From that group of this year’s nominations, 23 were selected for interviews by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee, Executive Staff and returning members of the SAC. From those 23 interviews, nine juniors were invited to join the group of nine seniors serving their second year.
Among the returning seniors are Hayley Betz of Evansville Harrison and Nathan Criss of South Putnam High School who were elected as president and vice-president, respectively, by their peers for the school year.
Individuals who will serve as part of this year’s committee include:
|2013-14 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee|
|Hayley Betz (President)||12||Evansville Harrison High School|
|Joel Boser||11||Hamilton Heights High School|
|Amber Cowell||12||Culver Academy|
|Nathan Criss (Vice-President)||12||South Putnam High School|
|Jude Diagostino||11||Tri West Hendricks High School|
|Olivia Gettelfinger||11||Bloomington High School North|
|William Kelly||12||Lakeland High School|
|Christian Kreiger||11||Fort Wayne Canterbury High School|
|Olivia Mc Millan||11||Connersville High School|
|Jordan Meurer||11||North Knox High School|
|Michael Montgomery||11||Tindley Accelerated High School|
|Gracie Norton||11||Mooresville High School|
|Turner Perkins||12||Danville High School|
|Lexi Place||11||Bloomfield High School|
|Sara Slabaugh||12||Bremen High School|
|Ellen Smith||12||Plymouth High School|
|Kirsten Spangenberg||12||Boone Grove High School|
|Casey Yager||12||Rushville High School|
The IHSAA began sponsoring the Student Advisory Committee in 2001-02 to give the group of student-athletes hands-on experience and a voice to the IHSAA staff.
The SAC meets four times annually – twice each semester – and is responsible for hosting meetings with student peers at the upcoming Fall Area Principals Meetings; assisting with the awards ceremonies at IHSAA state championship events throughout the school year, planning and administering the annual IHSAA Student Leadership Conference in June and; to engage in and support the activities of Special Olympics Indiana, a partnership announced last December.
Other SAC functions include the development of an IHSAA Captain’s Handbook which will be distributed to member schools this fall as well as assisting in the creation of multiple public service announcements addressing good sporting behavior which will be utilized during 2013-14 state championships events.