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Deron Washington Selected to Division II National SAAC

Deron Washington Selected to Division II National SAAC

PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Pittsburg State sophomore safety Deron Washington has been selected to serve as the MIAA representative to the NCAA Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

As a member of national SAAC, Washington will have the opportunity to represent Pittsburg State and MIAA student-athletes on NCAA committees. He will have a voice in the NCAA Division II legislative and governance process, as well as promoting a positive image of DII student-athletes.

Washington just returned from his first meeting with the group in which they discussed new and continued SAAC representation on various committees, community engagement, recognition of mentors, the partnership with Make-A-Wish and several things regarding student-athlete well being.

Washington will serve a three-year team with National SAAC. The group is made up of one student-athlete representative from each Division II conference, one representative for independent schools and two at large representative. Two members of the NCAA Management Council and one Member of the President's Council also serve as non-voting members. The representatives span all sports.

"I am honored that my coaches, administrators, peers and the MIAA had trust in confidence in me to put me in this position," Washington said. "It is a great opportunity for me to represent our conference and move the student-athlete voice further in the direction we would like to go. This weekend was a new experience for me to be able to hear how different conferences and sports do things at their own schools. I got to hear from a lacrosse player and a swimmer. I don't have experience with those sports. I like the diversity of voices in the group."

Washington will have several conference calls with the group a year, as well as two meetings and the NCAA Convention each year that he will attend. He could also have the opportunity to speak at other conventions and workshops with student-athletes and administrators from across the country.

For more information on the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee please visit the group's home page

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