Josh Espinosa, a junior from Bellevue, Neb., has been selected to represent the Iowa Conference for the next three years on the NCAA Division III Student Advisory Committee.
Espinosa is one of 26 individuals selected to represent their conferences for the NCAA in Division III.
"I'm honored to have been selected and I'm looking forward to serving our conference and the NCAA well for the next three years," Espinosa said.
A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and to offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.
An Association-wide SAAC was adopted by legislation, approved at the 1989 NCAA Convention and was formed primarily to review and offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affected student-athlete welfare.
The initial national committee was comprised of student-athletes from all membership divisions for the purpose of ensuring that the student-athlete voice was one that accounted for the myriad of educational and athletic experiences of both female and male student athletes at all NCAA institutions.
Each national divisional committee is comprised of both female and male student-athletes charged with the responsibility of assisting in the formulation of NCAA legislation. The input of the respective Division I, II, and III SAAC's continues to be sought by a variety of constituencies within the Association.
Student-athlete committee members have the opportunity to speak with their respective NCAA Management Councils, and the Division II and III SAAC's continues to speak to legislative issues on the NCAA Convention floor. National SAAC's (Divisions I, II and III) generate a student-athlete voice within the NCAA structure and promote a positive student-athlete image.