iowa student athlete advisory committee

 

HISTORY

 

 

ISAAC was established in 2001

ISAAC was established in the Spring of 2001, combining the previous men's and women's advisory committees, the men's Student Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB), and the Women's Intercollegiate Sports Council (WISC), and has provided a student voice and point of view on important issues and topics that affect student athletes.

SAAB was originally established in 1991, while WISC had been in existence since 1971. When the UI Men's and Women's Athletics Departments merged, the two advisory groups also unified. During the Spring of 2001, both groups, lead by Erica Johnson and Tom Buetikofer, drafted a constitution which was approved in April, officially establishing ISAAC. ISAAC was officially recognized by UI Student Government in 2002 as a student organization , receiving represenation in UISG.

ISAAC has some notable accomplishments over the years including participating in writing 3 successful proposals for NCAA CHOICES alcohol education grants, helped developed Exit and Year End Surveys that allow student athletes to evaluate key features of the athletic program, creation of the Fall Kickoff, an event to introduce new student-athletes, welcome back returning students and recognize academic and athletic excellence. ISAAC has also been involved in the Youth Leadership Program, conducted town meetings on gender equity and alcohol, lobbied to achieve a student athlete rep on the Board In Control of Athletics, and also established the annual Hawkeye Day of Caring service project and Hawkeye PRIDE.