June 14, 2001
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University's Student-Athlete Leadership Council recently voted in its Executive Committee for the upcoming 2001-2002 academic year. The following lists the student-athletes and their elected positions:
President - Sean Eirich (Men's Crew)
Vice President of Agenda - Caroline Gruening (Women's Basketball)
Vice President of Standing Committees - Nicole McCord (Women's Tennis)
Secretary - Pati Ruiz (Women's Tennis)
Treasurer - Burke Ewers (Men's Soccer)
The elected officers of the Executive Committee will serve a one-year term. Each officer shall be eligible for re-election provided that he/she returns as a full-time student-athlete. SALC also includes at least two representatives from each of the 17 varsity teams on campus.
SALC's purpose is to encourage communication and unity among and between varsity athletes and teams. It also provides a communication link between the student-athletes and the athletic department administration. The group holds its meetings on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year.
"SALC is an integral part of the policy-making process as it relates to the total college experience for all Bronco student-athletes," said Santa Clara University Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick. "Santa Clara is a special place for all students, particularly for those playing on our sports teams. We want to make every effort to ensure they have a positive and rewarding experience as it relates to their athletic participation. SALC has a big impact on shaping that experience."
As President, Eirich will preside over SALC meetings, serve on the Athletic Advisory Board and report to the Athletic Director. Gruening's main duties as Vice-President of Agenda include presiding over SALC meetings when President is absent, meeting with athletic department staff liaison for general business and generating meeting agendas.
As Vice-President of Standing Committees, McCord will oversee all standing committees and report to the Executive Board any relevant information, meet with the athletic department staff liaison and/or Senior Woman Administrator for important concerns or issues of student-athletes and report to athletic department coaches and staff throughout the year.
Her teammate on the tennis courts will serve as SALC's Secretary. Ruiz's responsibilities will include keeping written records of all meetings, recounting minutes from previous meetings and meeting with the Academic Support Coordinator for academic issues relevant to all student-athletes.
The final position will be filled by Ewers, as Treasurer. His primary responsibility will be dealing with financial affairs directly with the Associate Athletic Director.