Former Cowgirl Soccer Player Katie Groke Named Vice-Chair of NCAA SAAC

July 21, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Former University ofWyoming soccer player Katie Groke has been selected as thevice-chair of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete AdvisoryCommittee (SAAC).

The NCAA Division I, II and III Student-Athlete AdvisoryCommittees will hold meetings in Huntington Beach,California, July 17-20, to discuss legislative issues andkey topics of relevance to student-athletes in theirrespective divisions.

The SAAC's are comprised of 90 NCAA student-athleteleaders who offer input to NCAA management councils andAssociation committees on regulations, rules and policiesthat affect student-athletes at the campus, conference andnational levels. SAAC is the voice of the student -athletewithin the NCAA's governance structure that has helped toincrease benefits, improve playing conditions and enrich theoverall intercollegiate experience for student-athletesnationwide.

"We are very proud of Katie for achieving such a greataccomplishment," said UW assistant athletic director forcompliance Matt Whisenant. "It not only shows hercommitment and hard work but shows the universitiescommitment to the advancement of our student athletes."

Groke, who played soccer for the Cowgirls from 1999-2002,graduated with a BA in Political Science with an emphasis inwomen's studies. A three-time letterwinner, sherepresented the University of Wyoming at the NCAA FoundationLeadership Conference in the spring of 2001.