COAST GUARD ACADEMY STUDENT-ATHLETIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The mission of the United States Coast Guard Academy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to forge the optimal athletic experience for all Coast Guard Academy student-athletes. With a broad range of representatives from each of the Coast Guard Academy’s varsity athletic teams, the SAAC aims to create an athletic platform that allows student athletes to utilize their leadership potential. The Coast Guard Academy SAAC believes community service is paramount; “committed to service above self.” Another priority is to increase student attendance for all Varsity level sports; showing the upmost support between cadets and cadet athletes. Creating a positive environment for both its student athletes and the community, CGA SAAC hopes to set an example along with the entire NEWMAC conference of holding academics along with athletics at its highest standard, and representing the Coast Guard to the best of their ability.
Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Academy. We at the Academy promote an environment of good sportsmanship through our core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. We ask that all athletes and fans support our core values on and off the [field, court, track, mat, pool, ice, pitch, etc.]
by refraining from making disparaging remarks or singling out athletes and coaches by name or number. Please support participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, derogatory comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition. Also, consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited
We would like to thank all coaches, trainers, officials, and fans for supporting our athletes’ hard work and their dedication to the sport. Go Division III Athletics. Go NEWMAC and Go Bears!
2015-16 SAAC REPRESENTATIVES
Alex Ivansheck, Ruth Ness, Jess Farley
Elliot VanDeren - President
Sean Colwell - Vice President
Madison Ahlers - Secretary
Kaitlin Dickson - Treasurer
Colton Cannon, Kyle Jackson, Eric Vrissis
Kevin Alvarez, Ben Krebs, Darius Adams
Torie Sutherland, Jill Bray, Amanda Roy
CROSS COUNTRY (MEN)
Kevin Petow, Andrew Brown
CROSS COUNTRY (WOMEN)
Andrea Barrameda, Gretchen Krause
Tom Condon, Paul Puddington
Jeff Bors, Louis DePaolis
Kaitlin Dickson, Jenni Stein
John Paul Yalov, Keemiya Pourmonir
Laura Beck, Karisa Maurer
Dana Rohde, Hannah Herring
Ryan Dandan, Sean Colwell
Sarah Hills, Terry Netusil
Casey Cruzpino, Emily Dow
Elliot VanDeren, Londen Thomas
Madison Heist, Patricia Eidenire
Michael Melampy, John Hu
TRACK AND FIELD (MEN)
Matt Navetta, Luke Rehfuss
TRACK AND FIELD (WOMEN)
Madison Ahlers, Sarah Cummings
Michelle Hernandez, Susan West
THE BEAR CUP
BEAR CUP POINT SYSTEM
The purpose of the Bear cup is a competition that can be played by all varsity teams, in order to provide a means by which cadet-athletes can compete for points in various skills categories. These categories focus on developing the support of other varsity teams, performance in the classroom, individual and team success along with overall physical health.
Points can be won by the following:
1. Average team GPA for the fall and spring semesters. Points will be awarded for places 1-10. 1st place 100pts, 2nd place 90pts and so on.
2. Team representation at SAAC meetings. Points will be awarded to every rep that attends. 25 points per rep will be awarded.
3. PFE scores: The top 5 scores from each team will be averaged. Points will be awarded to places 1-5. 1st place will receive 50pts, 2nd place 40pts and so on.
4. Individual awards per team. Points will be awarded for All-Conference, All-Region, All-American recognition and All-Academic team (must be 1st, 2nd or 3rd team, no honorable mention). All-American is 100pts, All-Region is 75pts, All-Conference is 50pts and All-Academic is 50pts.
5. Attendance at other teams games. Teams with fewer than 11 members must have 90% attendance. Teams with 12-25 members must have 75% attendance. Teams with more than 25 members must have 60% in attendance. 200pts will be awarded per event that your team attends.
6. Specialty Events:
7. Winning season. Any team with a .500 or above winning record will be awarded points. Teams will be awarded 150pts for this accomplishment.
The team that wins will receive a team event that is paid for by athletics. A trophy will be awarded and passed on to the winning team year to year.
FINAL BEAR CUP STANDINGS FOR 2014-15 SEASON
The winner of the Inaugural Bear Cup during the 2014-15 season was the Wrestling team with a total of 2,840 points. The wrestling team reps for the season were Nate Giorgio and Mike Shermot. Congrats!!