Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)



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Main Campus
Larimer Athletic Complex

Room 2030
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH  43606-3390
Phone: 419-530-3542
Fax:     419-530-3953

Meet our Team

Erika Lavender

Ericka Lavender
Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services
Ericka Lavender is in her second year as Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Rocket Academic Center and coordinates academic support for her assigned student-athletes. She works with Women's Volleyball, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball.      

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400G
Mail Stop 203

Stacy Bowers

Stacy Bowers
Academic Coordinator
Stacy Bowers is in her 21st year with Student-Athlete Academic Services as an Academic Coordinator. Bowers coordinates academic services for football, women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes.  In addition, Bowers helps to organize Rocket Launch (new student orientation) and serves as the Liaison for TACADA.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400H
Mail Stop 203

 Jarry Caplan

Jerry Caplan
Academic Coordinator

Jerry is entering his first year as Academic Coordinator for Student-Athlete Academic Services. Caplan coordinates academic services for football, women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis student-athletes.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400G
Mail Stop 203

Jillian Taylor

Jillian Taylor
Athletic Academic Coordinator / Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development
Jillian is entering her first year with SAAS, she is responsible for working with Baseball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and Women’s Track & Field. She also will be responsible for coordinating community services and the NCAA Life Skills programming for UT student-athletes to prepare them for life after sport.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400J
Mailstop 203


Alyssa Gary
Assistant Academic Coordinator
Sports: Baseball & Swimming & Diving

Last Updated: 3/16/18