The Student–Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at CSUB exists to enhance the total student–athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student–athlete welfare and fostering a positive student–athlete image. The SAAC performs a multitude of functions, both within the department as well as in the campus and greater Bakersfield communities.

Internally, the SAAC promotes communication between the athletics administration and the student–athletes; disseminates information to the teams; provides feedback and insight into departmental and campus issues; and provides student–athletes with a voice in the formulation of department policies and proceedures.

Much more than just a forum for internal issues, the SAAC serves as the student–athletes’ primary vehicle for performing their numerous campus and community service activities.

SAAC meetings take place monthly throughout the academic year, with additional meetings as events warrant. Two designated representative from each team are required to attend, however, all student–athletes are welcome.

2015-16 SAAC Board

President - Nicola Barrett, Water Polo

Vice President - Paola Hernandez, Women's Swimming and Diving

Treasurer - Luka Seles, Men's Swimming and Diving

Social Media - Chandler Bullman, Women's Golf

Secretary - Felicia Zamora, Women's Swimming and Diving

2015-16 WAC SAAC Representatives

Nicola Barrett, Water Polo

Paola Hernandez, Women's Swimming and Diving

Jack Richey-Luna, Men's Swimming and Diving

2015-16 CSUB SAAC Representatives

Men's Basketball

Matt Smith & Bray Barnes

Women's Basketball

Airica Carmon & Keri Kleist

Women's Basketball

Airica Carmon & Keri Kleist

Men's Soccer

Jamie Carey-Morrell & Hugo Vinales

Women's Soccer

Taylor Wheeler & Maja Green


Sydney Haynes & Luiza Martins


Kyle Anderson & Reuben Franklin

Water Polo

Nicola Barrett & Niki De Leon

Men's Track and Field

Alec Benavides & Tristan Watson

Women's Track and Field

Tori Blackmon & Tricia Cervantes


Cody White & Christian Deaton


Sydney Raeber & Julea Cavazos

Men's Swimming and Diving

Jack Richey-Luna & Luka Seles

Women's Swimming and Diving

Paola Hernandez & Felicia Zamora

Men's Golf

Brett Kettler

Women's Golf

Tori Peers & Chandler Bullman