July 11, 2013

Fort Wayne's Saltys Selected to NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

IPFW senior Tim Saltys has been named as one of 31 members of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Saltys, a former member of the men's tennis team, and current member of the men's cross country squad, has joined a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. 

The Division I national SAAC consists of one student-athlete from each of the 31 Division I conferences. Members are selected by the current Division I SAAC members from a pool of three nominees from each of the represented conferences. Each student-athlete serves a two-year term.

The Division I SAAC reports directly to the Division I Management Council, and two SAAC members participate in each meeting of the Management Council as nonvoting members. It is through this representation on the Management Council and other Division I and Association-wide committees that NCAA Division I student-athletes offer input and assist in shaping the proposed legislation by which their division is governed.

July 08, 2013

SDSU's Fiegen Signs Pro Contract in Switzerland

Recent South Dakota State graduate and volleyball standout Kelli Fiegen signed to play professional volleyball with Hotel Cristal VFM in Saignel├ęgier, Switzerland.

A four-year letterwinner at SDSU, Fiegen earned all-conference honors three times and Summit Player of the Year honors in 2010 in leading the Jackrabbits to The Summit League Tournament. She finished her illustrious career at SDSU ranked sixth all-time with 1,407 kills, seventh all-time with 107 solo blocks, second all-time with 409 block assists and third all-time with a .326 career hitting percentage. She also spent the last two summers training and competing with the Team USA A2 team.

Fiegen reports to VFM no later than Sept. 1, 2013.