Congratulations to GMU senior Gavin Bonczkowski, one of 11 new members on the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee!
The SAAC is comprised of two student-athletes from each of New York's 11 sections. Gavin and Candor junior Shelby Swartz will represent Section IV on the SAAC in 2020-2021.
During the 2019-20 school year, the committee continued to promote the NYSPHSAA Mental Health Awareness Week and focused additional efforts on student-athletes mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SAAC also provided input in the expansion of NYSPHSAA Coaches Appreciation Day and Officials Appreciation Day.
This year, the committee will continue to promote the mental health initiative and provide feedback on Executive and Central Committee proposals.
A total of 95 student-athletes applied to be members of this year’s SAAC.