GSU student named swac saac VP


Kayla Wilson is an athlete at Grambling State University. Last month, she was named 2014-2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) Vice-President and is the 2013-2014 Grambling SAAC Vice-President. She is the first person to be named SWAC SAAC Vice-President from Grambling State University. She is a 20-year-old graduating social work major from Decatur, Ga.         

The SWAC was formed in 1920 and is a college level athletic conference made up of 10 historically black colleges in the South. The SAAC is a committee of student-athletes that aims to provide a liaison between the SWAC and the SAAC; to better represent the students’ wants and needs. Its mission statement is to be the “voice of the student-athletes of the SWAC.”

Wilson was nominated by her volleyball coach in her sophomore year to be the volleyball SAAC representative. Her coach believes her to be a leader and a positive role model on and off the court. 

Kayla was willing to accept the position of representative because she believed herself to have the ability to represent the team and promote change within the Athletics Department at Grambling State University. 

Her responsibilities as SWAC SAAC vice president comprise direct contact with the SWAC office to inform them of any concerns like problems with selected referees, drug testing, academic enhancement among student-athletes, or ideas to better the conference. The SWAC office will inform her of updates on new conference rules that she is to bring back to report to her SAAC representatives. 

Most importantly, her primary objective is to promote better sportsmanship in the SWAC.