Sport Club Advisory Council

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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: three (3) representatives from Competitive Sports, three (3) from Recreational Sports, 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.

2013- 2014 Sport Club Advisory Council


Diana Sanderson - President

Women’s Rugby

Dee Sanderson is a communications major and President of NIU Women's Rugby. She is currently serving as Inaugural Sport Club Advisory Council President for the 2013-14 academic school year.

As the very first Sport Club Advisory Council President, she plans to become proactive with improving an already great program. Dee plans on working closely with the council members, faculty, and staff in order to make the best decisions for the program's interest. She previously became involved in this council because she wanted to lead not only through rugby, but lead Sport Club governing body as a whole. She served as a founding Council member for the 2012-13 academic year. Overall, Dee looks to oversee, become the voice of, and lead the Sport Clubs in the right direction. She believes that Sport Clubs are a way to get involved in the University while getting the opportunity to lead, serve, and ultimately enjoy your time here at NIU.


Ethan Peterman - Vice President


Ethan Peterman is a Senior History Major with a minor in Sociology, working towards a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate. He came to NIU in fall of 2011 as a Transfer student from McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. Since then, he has been a member of the NIU Fencing Club, serving as Vice President from 2012-2013, and is currently the Club’s President. He has also served as an Instructor for the Club’s Beginner classes since 2012. Ethan has been an active member of Civil Air Patrol since joining in 2005, and currently commands the McHenry County Composite Squadron in Woodstock, IL. He is also a National Guardsman, serving as a Combat Medic for a Field Artillery Battalion in Milwaukee, WI.

As Vice President he hopes to help establish the Sport Club Advisory Council as the governing student body of the Sport Club Federation, and to assist in directing the Federation as a whole. He believes that the Sport Club Council can best provide for the Federation by providing opportunities for clear communication, helpful recommendations and input, and fair decisions when necessary. Ethan looks forward to serving as your Sport Club Council Vice President in 2013-14.

TomTom Yurek - Treasurer

Men’s Volleyball

Tom Yurek is the secretary of NIU Men's Club Volleyball and has been a part of the club for two years. His positions on the team are Libero and Defensive Specialist. He joined the club during his freshman year and has traveled with the team to tournaments having as many as 50+ teams in places such as Michigan, Milwaukee, Indiana, and Dallas.

This will be Tom’s first year on the council. He will be the Treasurer of the Sport Club Advisory Council and will be in charge of assisting the Sport Club Administration in balancing the budget. He will play a vital role in budget allocations when clubs propose their budgets for the following fiscal year.  

RobRob Willer - Secretary


Rob Willer is a marketing major and a Spanish minor at Northern Illinois University.  He writes for three site in his spare time.  He has been a member of the NIU Tennis Club since his freshman year.  Rob also is involved with other activities on campus including NIU Cause, Lambda Sigma, and the Sport Club Advisory Council.

Rob is serving his first year on the sport Club Advisory Council.  His attention to detailed writing has helped him to get the position of Secretary with the council.  He will be documenting all Sport Club Advisory Council meetings and will be recording all meetings that the council holds with clubs. 

PaulPaul Julion - Student Association Representative

Student Association

Paul Julion is currently a senior physical education major with a minor in nutrition. He has been at NIU all four years. He is originally from the southwest side of Chicago. Paul graduated high school from Gurdon S. Hubbard in 2010, and since then NIU is where he calls home.

Paul is involved in  many things on campus. Besides being a part of the Sport Club Council, he is the current Director of Athletics and Recreation for the Student Association. He has held this position since the spring of 2012. Paul is also Vice President of Athletics for RED Riot. For his Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, he is the Assistant District Director for the State of Illinois. He also is currently the Teaching Assistant for a Motor Development Lab in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Some previous leadership positions include Northern Light Ambassador for the College of Education from 2011-2013, College Student Advisory Committee Member for the College of Education, and 2012 Homecoming King. This will be Paul’s second year serving as the Student Association member on the Sport Club Advisory Council.  

ChelseyChelsey Cregeen - Member-at-Large

Figure Skating/Women’s Volleyball

Chelsey Cregeen is an Exercise Science major/Nutrition & Dietetics minor here at NIU. She transferred here in Spring 2013 and could’t be more excited for a brand new school year with her fellow Huskies.

After figure skating for 13 years and counting, she is proud to be the current President of the Northern Illinois University Figure Skating Club and extremely eager to get the ball rolling with this brand new club. Chelsey has been an athlete her whole life, which has made sports naturally near and dear to her heart. She believes sports play an incredible role in one’s life: adding a fun form of exercise, helping to build lifelong friendships, and instilling a sense of responsibility along with a platform to build a future on.

This is her first year on the Sport Club Advisory Council and she is excited to work alongside the Sport Club Administration and her fellow Council members to make some big changes in the Sport Club world. She feels it is the Council’s job to be there for anything Sport Club athletes may need, so please don’t hesitate to contact her! Go Huskies!

EmilyEmily Heine - Member-At-Large


Emily Heine  is a member-at-large of the Sport Club Advisory Council. She is currently on her second year on the Equestrian Team and also serves as their treasurer. She has been riding horses since she was 2 and has trained with the Equestrian Team's coach, Joleen, since she was 12.

Emily is a member of the Sport Club Advisory Council because she wants to be a voice for her club and others and would like to be a big part of helping other Sport Clubs grow. Serving her first year on the Sport Club Council, she will play an important part in making decisions and bringing a voice to clubs that do not practice on campus.