DeLand, Fla. - Carolyn Boyd of the Stetson softball team, a rising senior academically and junior athletically, has been named chairperson of the Atlantic Sun Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and will take a spot on the national NCAA Division I SAAC. As part of the national group, Boyd will have a voice in shaping NCAA policy as it relates to issues affecting all Division I student-athletes.
Boyd's service began June 1 and will run through July 1, 2012; she was elected as Stetson's campus SAAC president in April. She will join the 30 other conference SAAC chairs on the national Division I committee and will replace graduated Jacksonville University women's basketball student-athlete Danielle Gray as the A-Sun's representative. According to NCAA.org, the mission of the NCAA Division I SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete well being, and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
As chair of the A-Sun committee, Boyd will coordinate the league-wide annual fundraising competition and serve as the main student-athlete liaison to Commissioner Ted Gumbart and other league officials on conference issues.
The accounting major from Germantown, Tennessee recently completed her second season with Stetson Fastpitch after transferring from UNC Greensboro in 2008. Boyd appeared in 31 games in 2010 with 25 starts at first base, going two for three with a double in the March 9 win over Austin Peay that doubled as Head Coach Frank Griffin's 700th career victory.