June 6, 2006
SEATTLE -- The Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Council, a student-athlete group representing all 23 teams competing for the University of Washington, announced its officers for the 2006-07 school year.
Women's basketball player Cameo Hicks was selected president for the second-consecutive year, while cross country and track and field athlete Travis Boyd was named vice-president. Asiha Grigsby from the women's crew team was selected secretary.
"Cameo, Travis and Asiha are outstanding leaders and will ensure that WSAAC continues to reach its goals for the upcoming year," Associate Athletic Director for Student Development Kim Durand said. "They have demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership and commitment and we are excited to get started."
Hicks, a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, shared the duties of president last year with women's volleyball player Jessica Veris.
"Cameo's selection is a tribute to her outstanding leadership and commitment to the WSAAC group and Husky student-athletes," Durand said. "Jessica and Cameo did a fantastic job this year and we are looking forward to Cameo's continued leadership in 2006-07."
The mission of WSAAC is to enrich the total student-athlete experience by fostering a positive image and developing personal skills for success. These ideals are incorporated in the council through enhancing community outreach programs, conducting personal improvement workshops, working with Student-Athlete Academic Services to meet student-athlete needs, serving as a liaison between the student-athlete body and the University administration, providing an opportunity for student-athletes to voice their concerns and strengthening ties between the student-athlete body and the business community.