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The Atlantic 10 Conference SAAC "Evolution of the Student-Athlete" Video Competition is under way with thirteen institutions entering videos in this year's competition. This is the third year that the A-10 SAAC has conducted this "friendly" video competition, where the winner is determined by a combination of an online fan vote, as well as a vote conducted by each institution's campus SAAC organization. 

This fall, a vote by the A-10 SAAC led to the "Evolution of the Student-Athlete" campaign as the theme of the 2012-13 video competition. The guidelines for the competition are intentionally broad to provide maximum flexibility in the video submissions. Campus SAAC organizations that entered this year's competition have taken advantage of the incredible opportunity to share their journey as a student-athlete, through their creative and powerful messages.

The online vote will be open and conducted Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 31. The campus SAAC votes will also be due on the final day of the online voting (Sunday, March 31), with the winner being announced on Tuesday, April 2. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

During the 2011-12 year, the unanimous vote by the A-10 SAAC led to the "Anti-Bullying" themed Video Competition, which garnered nearly 16,000 online votes, more than five times the number of votes cast during the 2011 competition. Temple University emerged as the winner after the Owl's video, "Owls Give a Hoot," received an astonishing 5,353 votes from the online fan poll on Second place went to La Salle, driven by its 4,953 fan votes--a number made more impressive after learning the size of its full-time undergraduate enrollment: 3,359. Additionally, La Salle added one first place vote to its point total from the campus SAAC vote. Richmond was narrowly edged out by La Salle to secure third place, boasting four of a possible 13 first-place campus SAAC votes.

The inaugural competition, which took place during 2010-11 academic year, involved the creation of videos that promoted an NCAA or institutional core value (e.g., sportsmanship, sense of community, commitment to service, academic and athletic excellence), or an ideal that student-athletes are especially proud of or passionate about. There were a total of seven institutional entries for this first-ever competition. The competition generated over 3,100 online votes, with roughly 40 percent of those votes going to the University of Dayton (1,204), which sealed their victory in the first-ever competition and they also finished second in the campus SAAC vote.







George Washington

La Salle


Rhode Island


St. Bonaventure

Saint Joseph's



Vote for your favorite SAAC Video!

  • Butler
  • Charlotte
  • Dayton
  • Duquesne
  • Fordham
  • George Washington
  • La Salle
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Richmond
  • St. Bonaventure
  • Saint Joseph's
  • VCU