GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Men's soccer and men's tennis player Zach Brock and women's volleyball player Amber Wood were honorable mention selections for the North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Male and Female Member of the Year Award.
Wood, who just completed her junior year, is Bryn Athyn's SAAC President and served captain of the women's volleyball team in 2017. Wood was a NEAC SAAC representative at the 2018 NCAA Convention that was held in Indianapolis in January. In addition to her athletics responsibilities, Wood is heavily involved on campus as a student ambassador, resident advisor, and resident life assistant. After receiving a scholarship through the Alumni Association, Wood's current community service project includes a year-long service initiative to create care packages for the less fortunate. She has spearheaded numerous community service events on-campus that include Penny Wars for Cancer, Cards for Veterans, Special Olympics, Coats for Kids and a student-athlete t-shirt fundraiser.
Brock, who just wrapped up his sophomore year, is a member of SAAC, a class representative, an orientation leader, and a stage crew manager for on-campus productions. At the 2018 Bryn Athyn College Awards Night, Brock received the Lions Award from the men's soccer and men's tennis teams for his leadership and community service and was also tabbed as the Bryn Athyn Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Brock has been involved in numerous community service initiatives including Penny Wars for Cancer, Cards for Veterans, Special Olympics, Coats for Kids drive and a student-athlete t-shirt drive.
The annual NEAC SAAC awards, which began in 2014-15, were established to recognize the multiple contributions of SAAC members throughout the NEAC. Each school has an opportunity to nominate one male and one female SAAC member from their institution based on leadership roles within the group, dedication to community service and involvement on campus. All nominations were reviewed and voted on by the SAAC advisors from each of the NEAC's 14 full-member institutions.