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: 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.

2014 - 2015 Sport Club Advisory Council


JC Weems - President

Ice Hockey President


Mackenzie Wood – Vice President

Women’s Rugby Vice President

Mackenzie Wood is majoring in Family and Child Studies at NIU and minoring in Psychology. She transferred from Waubonsee Community College after receiving her Associates Degree. She is currently the Vice President of the Sports Club Council and the Vice President of the NIU Women's Rugby team.

Her passion for contact sports drive her to join the rugby team. She's very passionate about the sport clubs on campus and can't wait to be a part of the council.


Alexander Fitch

Student Association Director of Athletics & Recreation

Alexander is a senior Electrical Engineering major with a minor in Applied Mathematics here at Northern Illinois University. He is from the southwest suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Hinsdale Central High School. This year Alex will serve as the Director of Athletics and Recreation for the 2014-2015 academic year. During his time at Northern, Alex has been involved with a wide variety of organizations which include, Sigma Alpha Mu, Red Riot, and the former NIU Track and field club.

As the Director of Athletics and Recreation, Alex plans on building on his past experiences and relationships with Athletics and Recreation to effectively market to the needs of the average student. It is his goal to increase the interaction between student athletes and the student body, as well as to give exposure to the great programs NIU provides. Alex truly believe this is the best campus in the nation and wants to share his passion for NIU and athletics to all of the students.

RobRob Willer - Secretary


Rob Willer is a marketing major and a Spanish minor at Northern Illinois University. He writes for three sites in his spare time including Baseball Prospectus, ChicagoCubsOnline and 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, Delta Sigma Pi, Deans Student Advisory Board and the Sport Club Advisory Council.

Rob is serving his second 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.


Jamal Washington-Treasurer

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Vice President

Jamal is a Kinesiology major at Northern Illinois University. He is also currently the Vice President of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club for 2014-2015. 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 first year on the Sport Club Advisory Council as the Treasurer. He will play a vital role in budget allocations when clubs propose their budgets for the following fiscal year.


Hallie Garcia - Member-at-Large

Club Softball President

Hallie is an undeclared Business Major at Northern Illinois University. She is the current President of the Club Softball team, she started the Club Softball team her freshman year. The Club is currently in a league with their own conference and are putting NIU on the map for Club Softball.

Hallie is currently serving her first year on the Sport Club Advisory Council. She is a member at large for the Council and hopes to be able to help take Sport Clubs to the next level. The Advisory Council is the heart of Sport Clubs which is why she made the decision to be a part of it.


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.