Alex Shillow Named Chair of NCAA Division II National SAAC
Texas A&M University-Commerce football student-athlete Alex Shillow has been elected as the Chair of the NCAA Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at the 2019 NCAA Convention. Shillow's term begins at the completion of the Convention.
“I’m very excited to represent the student-athletes of Division II as the chair of the National SAAC,” Shillow said. “I’m very humbled by this honor and I’m thankful my peers nominated and voted for me for this position. You can trust that I will do my very best to represent all Division II student-athletes at the national level.”
Shillow has represented the Lions at the national level as the Lone Star Conference representative to the Division II National SAAC since 2018. He is the president of the A&M-Commerce SAAC, which has won the LSC SAAC Cup in three of the last four years, including 2017 and 2018, when Shillow in leadership roles on the A&M-Commerce SAAC executive board.
"Alex Shillow epitomizes leadership as an honors student in his academic pursuits, a starter on our championship football team, and an active participant and president of our campus SAAC," said A&M-Commerce director of athletics Tim McMurray. "With him now being honored as the Chair of NCAA Division II SAAC, I applaud this group of national student leaders who elected him and sent a message that our Lion Athletics family already knows - he is truly "Best in Class"!"
Shillow was elected in a session at the NCAA Convention by the membership of the Division II SAAC, which has a representative from each of the conferences across the division.
"Alex Shillow is a leader who does everything the right way," said Josh Shapiro, baseball student-athlete at Colorado Mesa and outgoing chair of the Division II National SAAC. "The way he carries himself is so respectable and you don't see people like him very often. From the time he came on the committee, you could tell he was a natural leader and I couldn't be happier he is following me as chair. He's extremely passionate about furthering the student-athlete experience and making the committee better than he found it."