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SAAC Spotlight: Western Oregon's Alex Roth
Roth was selected as GNAC Pitcher of the Year in 2019 and led the GNAC with a 2.65 earned-run average.  Roth also went 6-0 and held his opponent's to a .195 batting averge on the season.
Roth was selected as GNAC Pitcher of the Year in 2019 and led the GNAC with a 2.65 earned-run average. Roth also went 6-0 and held his opponent's to a .195 batting averge on the season.
Alex Roth
Alex Roth

Friday, May 24, 2019

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: Alex Roth
Sport: Baseball
School: Western Oregon University
Year: Junior
Major: Biology: Pre-Med
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona

Extra Curricular Activities: Game management and SAAC.

Why Did You Choose To Attend Western Oregon: It felt like home because the people I engaged with were very friendly and personable.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken In College And Why: General Psychology 202 because we talked about all of the everyday questions that you wonder about, but don't have any ability to even begin to explain.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor You've Had In College And What Did You Enjoy About Learning From Him Or Her: Dr. Michael LeMaster.  He is very personable and makes a lot of effort to relate the material to things the students can better understand. He really enjoys what he does and has a ton of passion for it which shows in his lectures.

Years Involved In SAAC: One.

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: To help better understand all of the work that goes into everything in the athletic department and contribute my thoughts to help better the situations of all student-athletes at WOU.

Most Memorable SAAC Activity: When President Rex Fuller attended a meeting to personally hear what we would like improved in the department.

If I Could Change One NCAA Rule, It Would Be: To make redshirting eligibility equal between sports. For example, Division I quarterbacks will play multiple times through a year when they are needed but still be able to redshirt because they won't pass the minimum requirement to lose redshirt eligibility.  If a baseball pitcher throws a single pitch in a season, he loses his ability to save that year of eligibility.

What Is The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned From Balancing The Demands Of Athletics And Academics:  The ability to prioritize the things I need to do.

Future Goals: To graduate medical school.

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