COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri student-athletes Jordan Iliff and Jude Dierker, members of the Southeastern Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), will gather alongside 23 other conference athletes for an annual meeting Friday and Saturday at the SEC offices in Birmingham.
The meeting will serve as an opportunity for the student-athletes to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff. Along with Student-Athlete Leadership Councils for football and men’s and women’s basketball, SAAC provides a conduit of communication to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience, student-athlete wellness and playing rules.
Agenda items for the SEC SAAC meeting include a conversation with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, a presentation from Podium X to provide the student-athletes with valuable tools to help build their resumes and tell their personal, athletic, and professional story through an online platform, a review of NCAA and SEC legislative items, and a discussion on SAAC campus programming. The group will also hear an update from the NCAA Division I SAAC Executive Board and have a conversation with SEC Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Katie O’Neal.
Iliff, a 2023 AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention selection and 2023 All-SEC performer, paced the University of Missouri Volleyball team this past fall with a career-best 388 kills (3.40 kills/set, 10th in the SEC) which ranked seventh in the SEC.
The junior led Mizzou in 2023, accounting for 468 points (4.11 points/set, eighth in the SEC) for sixth in the league.
The St. Louis, native, is currently studying Health Science at Missouri and was named to the 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Volleyball Team. She has also been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll each of the past three seasons.
Dierker, a three-time academic honor roll member, placed 13th on platform at the 2022 NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.
The senior finished 17th and 19th in the prelims of the 10M and 3M at the SEC Championships a season ago.
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