Honorary Membership

Honorary membership in NATA is awarded to individuals who have shown profound interest in and have made significant contributions to the profession of athletic training. These persons display a dedication to advancing, promoting and championing the efforts of our association and its members.

 

Eligibility

  • Must be a non-athletic trainer
  • 15 years involvement with athletic training and/or the association
  • Associate members of NATA may be nominated

 

Honorary Member Benefits

Honorary members pay no dues and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the members-only portion of nata.org, including online versions of NATA News and the Journal of Athletic Training
  • Printed copy of the NATA News
  • Printed copy of the Journal of Athletic Training upon request
  • Complimentary registration to the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia

Thank you for your interest in nominating a colleague for an NATA award. Award nominations are opening August 1. All materials are due by October 1.

Honorary Membership Nominee Packet

Honorary Membership Advocate Form

 

PAST MOST DISTINGUISHED ATHLETIC TRAINER AWARD RECIPIENTS

Please click on a year to view past Athletic Trainer Award Recipients:

2016

  • Patsy Brown
  • Ken Fine, MD
  • Jeff Guy
  • John Miller
  • Terry Thompson, MD

2015

  • Charles Bush-Joseph, MD
  • Daniel Kanell, MD
  • George S. Mauerman, MD

  • Dr. Ben Kibler
  • Dr. Jack Winters

  • John D. Kelly IV, MD

  • Robert Cade
  • Charles Craven
  • Skeeter Schuessler

  • Randy Schwartzberg, MD
  • Pietro Tonino, MD

  • Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD
  • David Leffers, MD
  • Angus M. McBryde, Jr. MD, FACS
  • Felix Savoie, III, MD
  • Grant Teaff
  • Regis Turocy

  • John Bond
  • Toni Bove'
  • Thomas Byrd
  • Mary Lloyd Ireland
  • James Michael Lynch
  • Lyle Micheli
  • James A. Whiteside

  • James Daniels, II, MD
  • Randy Dick
  • Barbara Niland
  • Preston Wolin, MD

  • Robert Cantu, MD, FACS
  • Scott Gillogly
  • Doug Gregory
  • Dexter Nelson

  • Stan Herring , MD
  • Stuart Freed, MD
  • Darren Johnson, MD
  • Michael McCrea

  • Leslie Neistadt
  • Peter Hovorka
  • Robert Nickell

  • Harlan Selesnick, MD
  • Michael Schafer, MD

  • Suzanne Cracraft
  • Lewis A. Yocum, MD

  • Michael McBrayer
  • Martin Kaeufer

  • Rollin Mallernee
  • Bruce Gansneder, PhD
  • Gerald David Detty
  • Kelly Cahill

  • William D. Schmidt
  • John J. Weakley

  • Stephen E. Olvey, MD

  • William Bartlett, MD
  • A. Phyllis Glenn
  • Russell Warren, MD
  • Jose Zamorano, MD

  • Charles W. Cramer
  • D. Frank Freeman
  • Hugh F. Grubiss

  • James Garrick, MD
  • Peter Indelicato, MD

  • George Haynie
  • Merrill Ritter, MD
  • Howard Sweeny, MD

  • Robert Albo, MD, FACS
  • John Albright, MD
  • Champ Leroy Baker, Jr., MD
  • Richard Ball, LLB
  • James Bowden, MD
  • Mary Edgerley
  • John Longest, MD
  • Robert Pierce, MD
  • Robert Stoltz, MD
  • William Charles Warner, MD

  • Michael Brunet, MD
  • Marvin Knight, MD
  • A. Brant Lipscomb, MD
  • Joseph O’Connor, MD

  • Tony Adamle, MD
  • Pat Evans, MD
  • Ned Hein, MD
  • Richard Mariani, DDS

  • Thomas A. Brady, MD
  • Robert E. Cassidy, MD
  • William Clancy, Jr., MD
  • Kenneth Knowles, MD
  • Allan Levy, MD
  • Glenn McElroy, MD
  • Robert Lee Rubright, MD
  • Gerald Thomas, OD
  • James VanDeusen
  • William Youmans, MD

  • Robert E. Anderson, MD
  • Karl Bowers, Jr., MD
  • RW “Red” Covington, MD
  • Raymond F. Fagen
  • Michael Hakala, MD
  • Jack Henry, MD
  • Jerry Julian, MD
  • Gerald O’Connor, MD
  • Charles Rockwood, Jr., MD
  • James Shuffield, MD
  • V. James Viola

  • Raymond Mauro
  • John Miller, MD
  • Frederick Mueller, PhD

  • Kenneth Clarke, PhD
  • Carlton Good
  • Thomas J. Hamilton
  • Arthur Pappas, MD
  • William Smith

  • James Andrews, MD
  • Jim Cody
  • Arthur Ellison, MD
  • William Ferguson, MD Richard Gardner, MD

  • Bernard Cahill, MD
  • Thurston Dean, MD
  • Robert Hamilton, DO
  • Sam Morgan, MD
  • Robert Vandermeer, MD
  • Earl Wallace, MD

  • Carl Blyth
  • Vincent DiStefano
  • Fred Haislip
  • James Nixon
  • Joseph Torg
  • Paul Trickett

  • Robert Clinger
  • Tom Coker

  • Frederick L. Behling, MD
  • Leslie Bodnar, MD
  • Robert Clinger
  • Alfred Griess, MD
  • Philip McFarland, MD
  • Marcus Stewart, MD

  • Victor Ippolito, MD
  • WW Patty, PhD

  • Frank Howard
  • George Moyer, MD
  • Robert Kerlan, MD
  • WR “Bill” Schroeder

  • Walter Byers
  • Martin Delaney, JR, MD
  • AO Duer
  • Harold Mundy
  • Harvey O’Phelan, MD

  • Fred Allman, Jr., MD (D9)
  • Lamont Henry, MD (D9)
  • Marion Hubert, MD (D9)
  • Americo Savastano, MD
  • Walter Schwank
  • Donald Slocum, MD

  • David Arnold
  • Joseph Greeley Pollard, MD
  • Thomas Bartlett Quigley, MD
  • Fred C. Reynolds, MD
  • Richard C. Schafer

  • Del Humphrey
  • William Paul, MD
  • Ed Reutinger

  • Herman Bearzy
  • Edward Crane
  • James Feurig
  • Roland “Kickapoo” Logan
  • WD Paul
  • Edwin Reutinger
  • William K. Smith, MD

  • Loyal Combs
  • Samuel Fuenning
  • Carl Herzog
  • Kenneth Rose

  • Joseph Scholl
  • Jack Cramer
  • James Gill
  • Ed T. Smith, MD
  • Dave Thomas
  • Frank McCue, III, MD

  • Don Fauls

  • Fred V. Hein
  • OB Murphy, MD
  • Chuck Burhard