Student-Athlete Academic Center

The Student Athlete Academic Center (SAAC) is the home for all student-athlete academic needs. The SAAC works under a student-centered approach and provides resources that will help student-athletes be successful in and outside the classroom. The SAAC’s resources include:

  • Academic meetings with an Academic Coordinator
  • Learning Specialists
  • Academic Support Services Coordinator
  • Tutoring, study areas, computer and writing labs

With the SAAC’s student-centered approach, student-athletes utilize an objective-based study hall system which will empower them to take ownership of their academic responsibilities. In doing this, the SAAC hopes to develop independent learners, a skill that will carry into life beyond college. Student-athletes are expected to meet NCAA, Conference USA, and FIU eligibility requirements

Academic success highlights

  • 3.397Spring term GPA (2021). Student-athletes posted a 3.31 GPA for Fall (2020) and a 3.53 GPA for Spring (2020).
  • 3.949highest team GPA earned by Women's Golf for the Spring term, 2021. Men’s Cross Country earned the highest male GPA posting a 3.784
  • 3.0GPA or higher for 14 of our 18 teams for the Spring term, 2021.
  • 62of our student-athletes earned a 4.0 for the Spring term, 2021, while 202 student-athletes earned Deans List standing. 296 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or higher.
  • 44of our student-athletes earned a 4.0 for the Fall term, 2020, while 188 student-athletes earned Deans List standing. 301 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or higher.
  • 54student-athletes earned their bachelor’s degree from FIU in May, 2021. When added to our 31 graduates in December, 2020, 85 total student-athletes graduated in AY 2020-21.

Featured athletes

Romelo Brooks

Ever since stepping foot on our campus, Romelo has been a model student-athlete. A natural leader, Romelo not only ensures that he is always on track academically, but makes sure those around him are also in good standing. We are expecting great things both athletically and academically from Romelo, and it is only a matter of time before the FIU community witnesses the excellence we have already seen.

FIU Athletic Bio
Watch Romelo accept his award


Main Office

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Student-Athlete Academic Center (SAAC)
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-6412
Fax: 305-348-4122



Monday to Thursday: 8am – 8pm
8am – 5pm
1pm – 7pm