SAAC Spotlight: Maddie Stein
Get to know the KU Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) representatives each week through our SAAC Spotlight series. First up is Maddie Stein, a senior softball player from Oklahoma City. SAAC is composed of appointed representatives from each of KU’s 18 varsity teams and helps promote communication between faculty, administrators, coaches and student-athletes. SAAC members meet monthly to discuss ideas and issues pertinent to KU Athletics, the Big 12 and the NCAA.
SAAC Spotlight: Madison Brooke Stein
SAAC Position: Vice President
Major: Sport Management
Hometown: Oklahoma City
Why did you choose KU?
How did you choose your major?
I knew that I would want to pursue a career in collegiate or professional athletics
What’s your favorite class you’ve taken at KU and why?
Sport Soc, and because I learned very interesting things about sports
Where is the best place to sit for lectures?
Middle of the pack
What advice would you give to incoming KU freshmen?
Enjoy every second of college!
What do you think is the prettiest place on campus?
Most underrated place to study on campus?
Couches above the spiral staircase in Wagnon
What leadership skills have you learned while being a student-athlete at KU?
The ability to motivate people of all different types to a common goal.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from balancing the demands of being a Division I student-athlete and academics?
Be patient, and plan ahead!
Favorite TV show…
Favorite singer or musical group…
Favorite pro sports team…
Oklahoma City Thunder
The athlete I would most like to compete against…
Favorite athletic memory…
Regional Selection Show 2014
Team you’re most looking forward to competing against…
Any team from Oklahoma
Pre-game/match superstition/Pre-game/match ritual…
Put everything on left to right. Always wave to friends or family before the game.
In 10 years, I would like to be…
An associate athletic director of a department within athletics; hopefully marketing or student athlete development
Most prized possession…
My dog Dean
I would like to trade places for a day with…
Best piece of advice you’ve received…
To never let others determine what you can and can’t do.
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be?
My late Grandpa Chuck and God
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend…
Not really an event, but I would really love to go attend/see the Aurora Borealis
Who tweets too much on your team?
Not anyone that tweets too much but Sophia Templin probably tweets the most I think???
Pop or Soda?
Cats or Dogs?
Early Bird or Night Owl?