SAAC Spotlight: Seattle Pacific's Tyler Collings
Tyler Collings is a freshman defender on the Seattle Pacific men's soccer team.
Tyler Collings is a freshman defender on the Seattle Pacific men's soccer team.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, 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.

Name: Tyler Collings
Men’s Soccer
Seattle Pacific University
Year: Freshman
Major: Accounting
Seattle, Washington

Why Did You Choose To Attend Seattle Pacific?: I chose to attend Seattle Pacific because the men’s soccer team has a good winning reputation and the academics are strong.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken And Why?: My favorite class was The Legal Environment of Business because I want to be a lawyer.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor And What Did You Enjoy About Learning From Him Or Her?: My favorite professor is John Mouser because he helped me and worked with me during the soccer season.

Years Involved In SAAC: One year.

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I chose to get involved in SAAC because a friend who is in SAAC recommended it to me.

How Do You Feel Participating In SAAC Will Help You In Life After You Graduate?: It will help me because it has taught me how leaders should act and how I should be involved in the community.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: It means that we are all high-level athletes and we sometimes have to sacrifice a lot.

What Is The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned About Balancing Athletics And Academics?: I learned that time management is everything.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Your Collegiate Career: My biggest obstacle is balancing my time.

Favorite Thing About Competing In The GNAC: Being in the Pacific Northwest.

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moment: Going to Europe with my team.

Current Mentor(s): Dr. Charity Osborn.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person (Past Or Present), Who Would It Be (And Why)?: I would spend the day with Bryan Stevenson because I think he is an amazing person and would love to hear what he has to say.

Future Goals After Graduation: I hope to become a lawyer.

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox.

Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant.