Morgyn Wynne is an All-Big 12 player on the softball field.
Now she will be representing the conference off the field.
Wynne was chosen to represent the Big 12 conference for the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
SAAC’s stated mission is to serve and work with student-athletes, in order to ensure their voice is heard by the NCAA when making important decisions.
Wynne was elected as the SAAC president at Kansas before transferring to OSU. Wynne would be able to retain her title, becoming the SAAC president at OSU if she transferred, which she said was a major factor in her decision.
“I knew the SAAC program at OSU needed some help,” Wynne said. “The program needed someone to step in and take the lead. Knowing I would be able to do that was important to me.”
Wynne transferring to another Big 12 school allowed her to be selected as the representative for the conference. OSU athletic director Chad Weiberg believes the selection of Wynne will benefit student-athletes at OSU.
“There is a lot of change going on in college athletics,” Weiberg said. “No one is more impacted by those changes than the student-athletes themselves. For our student-athletes to know that Morgyn (Wynne) is at the table and in those conversations is a great thing.”
OSU’s SAAC adviser Jawauna Harding named Wynne the OSU SAAC president upon her arrival to Stillwater, and helped Wynne be chosen to represent the Big 12 at a national level.
“We’re excited to have someone be a part of the student-athlete advisory committee at the NCAA level and represent the Big 12 well,” Harding said. “Not only is it about being vocal and outspoken, but the knowledge-based leadership style that Morgyn has, that’s exactly what we were looking for.”