NEAC SAAC Spotlight: Thomas A. Smith, Penn State Berks

Today's NEAC SAAC Spotlight is on Penn State Berks junior Thomas A. Smith, who is the new NEAC SAAC South Vice Chair.
Today's NEAC SAAC Spotlight is on Penn State Berks junior Thomas A. Smith, who is the new NEAC SAAC South Vice Chair.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – In honor of National NCAA Division III Week, which runs from April 8-14, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) will spotlight one of its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Chair members during each day for the remainder of the week. 

Today’s NEAC SAAC Spotlight will feature Penn State Berks junior Thomas A. Smith (Norristown, Pa.), who was voted in as the NEAC SAAC South Vice Chair during the conference’s annual SAAC spring meeting that was held this past Sunday.  Below is a wide range of interesting facts about Thomas:

Name: Thomas A. Smith

Institution: Penn State Berks

Class Year: Junior

Major / Minor: Communication Arts & Science (CAS)

Years involved w/ SAAC:  3

Current Sport(s) Involved in at College: Basketball

Favorite Athlete: Dwight Howard

Favorite Type of Music: Country / Gospel

Favorite Music Band/Group/Artist: Darius Rucker  

Favorite Movie: White Chicks  

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving

I joined SAAC because…: I wanted to be the voice of the student.

In five years, I will hopefully be…:  working for a police department.


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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf & M Tennis).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of men’s and women’s tennis.