Pac-12 adds student-athlete group to conference council

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 has become the first major conference to integrate student-athletes into its official voting governance structure.

The conference announced Tuesday that it is adding the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) to conference athletic directors, faculty athletic representatives and the senior woman administrators as the newest subgroup of the Pac-12 Council.

SALT will be made up of 24 athletes, with two from each school, who will attend every Pac-12 council meeting. Its first meeting as an official subgroup will be Wednesday in San Francisco and members will join their delegations for the Pac-12 council meeting the next day.

The Pac-12 CEO group voted in October 2014 to including student-athletes in the formal governance process.

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