July 12, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Tulane track and field star Brian Lozes and volleyball athlete Amber Bennett were among sixteen Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members who volunteered their time Friday morning at the North Texas Food Bank, announced the league offices.
The group made the visit as part of their annual meeting at the C-USA offices and led the conference's continued efforts to become the best Division I-A collegiate conference in athletics, academics and in the community.
Members of the SAAC group and their advisors split into two groups and helped sort produce for needy families. By the end of the shift, NTFB Director of Corporate Engagement Elizabeth Liser told the group they had boxed more than 300 containers, weighing 12,000 pounds and providing 10,000 nutritious meals.
Following the work, the group received a tour of the North Texas Food Bank facility and learned how they could best execute their annual campus food drives as part of their "Let's SAAC Hunger" campaign held each fall.
Tulane was the lone Conference USA school with two representatives.
Joining Lozes - a national SAAC representative - and Bennett were Charlotte's Natalie Capone (softball), ECU's Jill Jelnick (softball), FIU's La'Shae White (track and field), FAU's Amanda Odato (soccer), Louisiana Tech's Mary Kate Hays (cross country), Middle Tennessee's Zane Gibson (basketball), North Texas' Zach Orr (football), Old Dominion's Ashley Betz-White (basketball), Rice's Christal Porter (basketball), Southern Miss' Dasman McCullum (football), Tulsa's Michael Mudoh (football), UAB's Kaycee Ike (football), UTEP's Hunter Nix (football) and UTSA's Eric Soza (football.)