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SAAC Spotlight: Montana State Billings' Cade Alcorn
Cade Alcorn appeared in 26 games and started eight for the Yellowjackets, averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Cade Alcorn appeared in 26 games and started eight for the Yellowjackets, averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Friday, July 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: Cade Alcorn
Sport: Basketball
School: Montana State Billings
Year: Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

Why did you choose to attend Montana State Billings?: I loved the atmosphere of the Billings and the state itself. The school really helps us out as student-athletes.

What is your favorite class you have taken in college and why?: Intro to Outdoor Adventure Leadership. It pertained to what I love to do and it had an awesome teacher. It also had a great classroom environment.

Who is your favorite professor you've had in college and what did you enjoy about learning from him or her?: Jay Shaw. He taught me a lot about what a good leaders qualities need to be in the field of work.

Years involved in SAAC: One

The reason I chose to get involved in SAAC: To help be a voice for all the college student-athletes in the country.

If I could change one NCAA rule, it would be: The NCAA is pretty fair right now. I am just blessed to have what I have.

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

What does it mean to be a Division II student-athlete?: That your held to the same exact standard as a D1 athlete just in a smaller arena.

Current mentor(s): Jenifer & Brad Alcorn.

Future goals after school: To become a game warden and serve my community.

Biggest obstacle overcame during collegiate career: Getting through the first semester above a 3.0 GPA.

Best advice I’d give to an incoming freshman: Go to class!

If I could spend the day with one person (past or present), who would it be (and why)?: My grandfather, Gary Alcorn. He passed away before I was old enough to have him watch one of my basketball games.

Favorite sports team: Montana State Billings men's basketball

Favorite athlete: Jenifer Alcorn (three-time undefeated world boxing champion)

Most memorable sports-related moment: Signing a full-ride scholarship to play college basketball.

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