The Sport Club Advisory Council is the governing student body of the Sport Club Federation, under the auspices of the Sport Club Program and Campus Recreation. Sport Club Advisory Council is comprised of seven (7) members chosen by the Sport Club Administrators: six (6) representatives from Competitive and Recreational Sport Clubs, and one (1) SA member.
The Sport Club Advisory Council assists in reviewing and providing recommendations for the Sport Club budget, admittance of new clubs, and policies and procedures. The Council assists in the management of the Sport Club program including disciplinary hearings.
JC Weems - President of Council
Ice Hockey President
JC weems is majoring in Corporate Communication. He is a 5th year senior and is currently President of the NIU Ice Hockey Club and President of the Sport Club Advisory Council. JC has been involved with Ice Hockey for over 20 years and cannot wait to see where else hockey and the skills he has learned from hockey will take him in the future.
Hallie Garcia – Vice President of Council
Women’s Basketball President
Hallie is a Junior Marketing major at Northern Illinois University. She is currently President of the Club Softball Team, she started the club her freshmen year. This year, Hallie is also in the process of starting a Club Basketball team, in which she will also serve as President for. Hallie is serving her second year on the Sport Club Advisory Council. SHe is the Vice President of the Council and hopes to help get Sport Clubs to the next level in every way. Hallie made the decision to be a part of the council based on the fact that she believes that the Council is the heart of the Sport Clubs on campus.
Student Association Director of Athletics & Recreation
Michael Agro is the Director of Athletics and Recreation for the Student Association. He is a Junior Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Wellness here at Northern Illinois University. Michael grew up west of Chicago in Glen Ellyn, where he graduated from Glenbard West High School.
In his previous time at NIU, Michael has been an active student taking on leadership roles in other organizations and helping out wherever he could. He has held the position of Vice President in Sigma Alpha Mu last year as well as holding the position of Recruitment chair the previous year in 2013. Michael was elected to Student Association Senator in the Fall of 2014. Through these positions, Michael has shown his determination to advocate and represent the student body.
As the Director of Athletics and Recreation, Michael plans to help showcase the wonderful athletic programs NIU has to offer.
Mackenzie Moody - Secretary of Council
Women's Rugby Secretary
Mackenzie Moody is an Accountancy major and a Sociology minor at Northern Illinois University. She is currently the Secretary of the Sport Club Advisory Council and Match Secretary of the NIU Women's Rugby team. She has been a member of the NIU Women's Rugby team since her freshman year. Mackenzie also is involved with other activities including Student Accountancy Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and being a Community Advisor.
Mackenzie is serving her first year on the Sport Club Advisory Council. Mackenzie hopes to strengthen the relations within all sport clubs on campus as well as with NIU athletics.
Jamal Washington-Member at Large
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Member
Jamal is a Kinesiology major at Northern Illinois University. He is also currently a member of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club for 2015-2016. Jamal hopes to get the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club further invested in the surrounding community by helping them succeed any way he can.
Jamal is serving his second year on the Sport Club Advisory Council as the Member at Large.
Cady Wakitsch- Member-at-Large
Equestrian Club Vice President
Cady Wakitsch is a senior English Major with a Marketing Minor and will also graduate with a Certificate in Creative Writing. She is currently the Vice President of the Equestrian Team, and has been on the team the last four years, and has been riding since the age of 4.
This is currently Cady's first year as a board member on the Sport Club Advisory Council. She hopes to give input to clubs that are less traditional to help accomodate everyone.
Noah Templin - Treasurer
Lacrosse Club Treasurer
Noah is majoring in Accounting here at NIU. Currently, he is also the Treasurer of the Northern Illinois Lacrosse Club. Noah hopes to share his love and passion for the game by helping lacrosse grow in the DeKalb/Sycamore community by promoting the fastest growing sport in the country to students who won't be exposed to it in school.
This will be Noah's first year serving on the Sport Club Advisory Council as the Treasurer.