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.