NEAC SAAC Spotlight: Brittany Hadley, Keuka College

Today's NEAC SAAC Spotlight is on Keuka College junior and new NEAC North Chair Brittany Hadley.
Today's NEAC SAAC Spotlight is on Keuka College junior and new NEAC North Chair Brittany Hadley.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – In honor of the third annual National NCAA Division III Week, which runs from April 7-13, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) will spotlight one of its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Chair members throughout the week. 

Today’s NEAC SAAC Spotlight features Keuka College junior Brittany Hadley (Jasper, N.Y.), who was voted in as the NEAC SAAC North Chair during the conference’s annual SAAC spring meeting that was held this past Sunday.  Below is a wide range of interesting facts about Brittany:


Name: Brittany Hadley


Institution: Keuka College


Class Year: Junior


Major / Minor: Management with a Concentration in Sports Management


Years involved w/ SAAC: 3, going on 4 years


Current Sport(s) Involved in at College:  Basketball (I am also involved in intramurals)


Favorite Sports Team(s): Boston Celtics (even though they aren’t looking the greatest right now!)


Favorite Athlete: Peyton Manning, Rajon Rondo and Dwayne Wade (I can’t pick one)


Favorite Type of Music: If I had to pick one genre I guess I would pick Country but I listen to a variety of music.


Favorite Music Band/Group/Artist: Luke Bryan, Beyonce and Usher are my favorites.


Favorite Movie: The Grinch is my top choice (I can quote the entire movie) and Despicable Me (both movies) is a quick second.


Favorite Actor/Actress: I am a fan of Denzel Washington and Jennifer Aniston.  I also own a lot of Will Smith’s movies so he is another favorite.


Favorite Food: Ice Cream!! (Oreos and Milk are my favorite snack)


Favorite Holiday: Christmas


I joined SAAC because…: I was nominated by my golf coach my freshman year to represent our golf team. When I decided not to play golf anymore I became the women’s basketball representative because I wanted to stay involved in an organization that represented athletes and at the same time still helped out the community and the school. I love Keuka College and just being able to represent them on the basketball court means a lot to me and now I have the opportunity to be a part of something bigger.


In five years, I will hopefully be…: working in an athletics department at the college level. It is my dream to work in a college environment, hopefully DIII, working with student-athletes and coaches. My number one dream job is to become a Director of Athletics and until that day comes I am going to pay my dues and work my way up. All I can hope for is a steady job that will help when I am trying to pay off all of my student loans!

The North Eastern Athletic Conference has twelve 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, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Bryn Athyn College and Pennsylvania College of the Technology will both join the conference as full members in 2014-15.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Penn State Altoona (M Volleyball) 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.