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Seton Hall University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Elects Officers for 2012-13

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Seton Hall University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) elected its officers for the 2012-13 academic year at a meeting on Monday, May 7.

The SAAC officers are elected by a panel of representatives from each of Seton Hall's 14 varsity programs. Each team has two representatives who have been active members in SAAC vote in the officers.

Junior Brittany Hammer (Manheim, Pa.) of the softball team was elected as the SAAC President, while volleyball sophomore Alyssa Warren (Joliet, Ill.) will serve as vice president, women's soccer senior Jennifer Pettigrew (Kearny, N.J.) was elected to as secretary and baseball sophomore Chris Selden (Allenhurst, N.J.) was elected as the Public Relations Representative.

Hammer, who was the SAAC President for the 2011-12 academic year will serve back-to-back terms as the organization's president while Pettigrew will also act as the SAAC Secretary for a second-straight year.

"It means a lot to be elected for a second year as president," Hammer said. "I truly believe that with all the progress and development we made last year, and all of the leaning the committee did as a whole, we can move forward with even more events in the coming year. I look forward to what 2012-13 has to bring, and also to what we can do to make it better."

"I am looking forward to helping bring SAAC to an entire new level and continue to bring student-athletes together through campus involvement. I am very excited for the upcoming year," Pettigrew said

Warren and Selden will serve as officers for the first time, although both have been active members of SAAC during their first two years at Seton Hall, particularly as they helped coordinate this year's Gatorade Pong Tournament.

"I am excited to have this opportunity to represent fellow friends and athletes in the Seton Hall community and I cannot wait to be able to work with SAAC to make a difference at our school, as well as the communities around Seton Hall," Warren said.

Selden added, "It is exciting to have the opportunity to work with the other elected officials and to not only serve our fellow student-athletes but also the community that is Seton Hall University."

Some of the SAAC initiatives that were either introduced or thrived this year include the Gatorade Pong Tournament, the Mary Jennings Softball Tournament, the Thanksgiving and Easter Basket Drive, the PB&J Challenge and the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social.

Find SAAC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SHUSAAC and follow them on Twitter at @PiratesOutreach.