BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its Annual SAAC Kickoff event on John Makuvek Field Wednesday evening to begin the 2017-18 athletic season.
The evening began with Director of Athletics & Recreation Mary Beth Spirk welcoming all of the student-athletes and introducing the members of the coaching staff and athletic department in attendance. Coach Spirk then honored the returning student-athletes that received academic and athletic postseason honors in 2016-17. Senior Mary Kate Duncan received a standing ovation from the entire group to honor her for winning the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship in the javelin this past May.
The event then moved to the center of Makuvek Field where Director of Student-Athlete Performance Tom Long coordinated a tug-of-war competition that was eventually won by a team that included four members of the football offensive squad, two women's tennis players and two women's volleyball student-athletes.
After a group picture on the field, all of the student-athletes were treated to ice cream from a pair of trucks and all of the freshman student-athletes received a Moravian Athletics, 21 sports - 1 team t-shirt compliments of the Blue & Grey Club.
A photo gallery of the night's events is available here.
Check out a video of the event below.