This year’s winner of the SAAC Award is Karissa Hoffman from the gymnastics team…the SAAC Award is recognition of an individual that exemplified what the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee stands for – professional development, serving as a leader, and representing SAAC and Sacramento State in a positive light…this is the second straight year Hoffman has won the award.
Karissa Hoffman, Senior
• Four-year member of the gymnastics team (2019-22)
• Has served as the gymnastics SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) representative each of the last three years
• President of the SAAC Council two straight years, consistently making strides towards the betterment of the student-athlete experience
• Announced by the NCAA as the co-winner of the 2022 Accelerating Academic Success Program Career Development Award. She was one of just two student-athletes in the nation to win the award.
• Attended the Career in Sports Forum last month at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis. It marked her second straight year attending the event.
• Serves on the Big Sky Conference’s SAAC Council. In that role, she communicates initiatives brought forth by the conference office, and will attend the Big Sky SAAC meetings in July in Utah.
• Connects with Sacramento State’s Athletics Department by holding a student assistant position with Facilities and Game Day management.
• Will, once again, lead the SAAC Council during the 2022-23 academic year as she embarks on the start of a master’s of science in business analytics.
• Graduated in May with a kinesiology (exercise science) degree and a 3.639 grade point average
June 13 – Male Newcomer of the Year
June 14 – Female Newcomer of the Year
June 15 – Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
June 16 – Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
June 17 – Male Individual Performance of the Year
June 18 – Female Individual Performance of the Year
June 19 – Biggest Upset
June 20 – Clutch Performance
June 21 – Male Team Performance of the Year
June 22 – Female Team Performance of the Year
June 23 – Team of the Year
June 24 – SAAC Award
June 25 – Coach of the Year
June 26 – Male Hornet Award
June 27 – Female Hornet Award
June 28 – Men’s Academic Team of the Year
June 29 – Women’s Academic Team of the Year
June 30 – Male Student-Athlete of the Year
July 1 – Female Student-Athlete of the Year