Success is a STATE of Mind
Student-Athlete Development makes a continued commitment to provide Georgia State student-athletes with the personal tools and resources necessary to develop the total person, in addition to enhancing their success on the playing field. The department actively participates in the NCAA's Life Skills program, which aims to:

1. Promote student-athletes' ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal, and community responsibilities.

2. Meet the changing needs of student-athletes.

3. Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among student-athletes.

4. Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills.

5. Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions, and their communities for the purpose of education.

6. Foster an environment that encourages student-athletes to effectively access campus resources.

7. Encourage the development of character, integrity, and leadership skills.

2013-14 Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
President:- Andrea Ezell (volleyball)
Women's Golf:- Lauren Court
Vice President:- Katelyn Rawls (sand volleyball)
Women's Golf:- Solveig Helgesen
Secretary:- Michael Davis (football)
Softball:- Callie Alford
Community Service Co-Chairs:- Nikki Fedele (women's soccer)
Softball:- Taylor Scarpantonio
Communications Co-Chairs: Men's Soccer:- Ali Elkhalil
Social Co-Chairs: Men's Soccer:- Bo Stroup
Baseball: - Joey Roach
Women's Soccer:- Lauren Harriman
Baseball:- Chris Triplett
Women's Soccer:- Nikki Fedele
Men's Basketball: - R.J. Hunter
Men's Tennis:- Robby Schulze
Men's Basketball: - Rashaad Richardson
Men's Tennis:- Valentin Horvat
Women's Basketball: - Maryam Dogo
Women's Tennis:- Masa Grgan
Women's Basketball:- Morgan Jackson
Women's Tennis:- Abigail Tere-Apisah
Women's Cross Country:- Katie Papesh
Women's Track and Field:- Talia Colbert
Women's Cross Country:- Hannah Stefanoff
Women's Track and Field:- Ravin Gilbert
Football:- Michael Davis
Volleyball:- Andrea Ezell
Football:- Mark Ruskell
Volleyball:- Kristina Stinson
Men's Golf:- Ross Mclister
Sand Volleyball:- Katelyn Rawls
Men's Golf - Nathan Mallonee Sand Volleyball - Nikki Senopoulos
  Women's Soccer:- Bri Pitre

Student-athletes can earn points for their team by participating in designated activities that develop the skills indicated below. These points are tallyed throughout the semester and the winning team is presented with the State-Cup at the end of every competitive year.

Individuals must complete and submit the appropriate verification form for approval to the State-Cup/Lifeskills Coordinator in order to earn points for their team.

Career Development - Student-athletes can attend sessions administered by University Career Services, located in the University Center. These sessions include: "Orientation to University Career Services", "Career Decision Making & Choosing a Major", and "Winning Resume Workshops." Visit the Career Services homepage for more comprehensive information. Additional information regarding any workshops or events of particular interest will be posted in Learning Lab.

Community Outreach - Student-athletes are encouraged to participate in community service projects individually and as a team. If you are a community group and would like to have student-athletes involved with your event.

Team Enhancement - Student-athletes can earn points by participating in any sponsored speaking engagements that cover topics such as hazing, healthy relationships, gambling, or eating disorders.

Above and Beyond - For any student-athlete that goes the extra mile on the court or off the court!

SAAC Leadership - SAAC Representatives can earn points for their team by attending SAAC meetings and all SAAC sponsored events.

Athletes Supporting Athletes - Points will be awarded for attending other team's games. In addition to tailgates, if you are "spotted" at other team's games, you could earn points for your team (Hint: senior nights, big conference games, etc.)

Community Service Request Form (Coming Soon)