Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte 49ers redshirt senior track and field student-athlete Daniel Freeman has been selected the 2014-15 Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Chair.
Head track and field coach Bob Olesen is very proud of Dan's accomplishment, “I’m proud to have the C-USA SAAC chair come from our program. Dan is a great communicator and good at serving as a conduit between groups of people. I know he will be a highly effective leader and representative of CUSA student-athletes conference wide.”
In his role with the conference, Freeman will be responsible for leading all executive meetings, seek partnerships with outside organizations, serve as the spokesperson for the C-USA SAAC and liaison to the C-USA SAAC staff. In addition, he will lead all meetings and teleconferences and work directly with the National SAAC Representative to ensure open communication between C-USA and the NCAA. Finally, Freeman's main objective will be to ensure that all matters that relate to the purpose and mission of C-USA SAAC are being addressed and resolved.
Freeman is entering his second year as the chair of the SAAC at Charlotte, serving as the vice chair for a year prior to that. Always looking for new and creative ways to make the student-athlete community stronger, Freeman single handedly created the 49er SAAC Twitter page updating it with Athletic and SAAC related content. Dan has represented Charlotte at various conferences and events sponsored by the NCAA including the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum and the Apple Conference. Very interested in helping the Charlotte athletic community anyway he can, Freeman has volunteered his time to the department in various ways, interning with compliance as well as with senior associate athletic director Kim Whitestone.
Sarah Hebberd, assistant director for compliance, is very excited for Freeman to have this opportunity, "This is a huge accomplishment and speaks a great deal to Dan's passion and committment to the wellbeing of all student-athletes. I know that (we at Charlotte) are very proud of Dan and excited for his additional improvement with the Conference."
Freeman, from West Warwick, R.I., is coming off a junior outdoor season that saw him advance to the NCAA East Preliminaries in the javelin as he finished 38th overall with a toss of 194' (59.14m). At the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in Houston, Freeman broke the school record in the javelin as he sailed it 215-04 (65.63m), beating the previous mark of 212-01 set by Joe Fava in 1998.