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SAAC Spotlight: Alaska Anchorage's Katelynn Zanders
Katelynn Zanders was second in the GNAC in kills per set (3.71), leading the Seawolves to the conference title.
Katelynn Zanders was second in the GNAC in kills per set (3.71), leading the Seawolves to the conference title.
Katelynn Zanders.
Katelynn Zanders.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, GNACsports.com uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Click here for more information on the function of SAAC at the NCAA level.

Name: Katelynn Zanders
School: Alaska Anchorage
Sport: Volleyball
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Why did you choose to attend UAA? Volleyball and academics.

What is your favorite class you have taken in college and why? Research methods. It has allowed me to decide to further pursue a career in psychology.

Who is your favorite professor you've had in college and what did you enjoy about learning from him or her? Brittany Murell. I enjoyed learning about psychology.

Years involved in SAAC: Three.

The reason I chose to get involved in SAAC: To help student athletes become more involved in school activities. 

What is the most important thing you've learned from balancing the demands of athletics and academics? Time management.

Future goals after school: To attend graduate school. 

Biggest obstacle overcame during collegiate career: Balancing school and athletics.

Best advice I’d give to an incoming freshman: Don’t put school off.

If I could spend the day with one person (past or present), who would it be (and why)? My mom. Because I miss her.

Favorite sports team: New England Patriots.

Favorite athlete: Destiny Hooker.

Most memorable sports-related moment: Winning a conference championship.

One thing that people don't know about me is: My favorite sport was soccer.

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