Jack Weakley Award of Distinction

The Jack Weakley Award of Distinction, formerly the President’s Challenge award honors one individual each year for a lifetime of outstanding contributions that directly impact health care in the area of athletics, athletic training, or sports medicine and are of major and lasting importance. This award provides a stimulus for continued service, research and education in the field of athletic health care. It fosters joint recognition among members of the NATA and other disciplines and serves as a reminder of the important role these groups play in the future of athletic care.

 

Eligibility

  • Must be a non-athletic trainer
  • The nomination should be based upon a specific contribution to sports medicine by an individual whose actions:
    • Result in a recognizable improvement in the quality of health care in the area of athletics, athletic training or sports medicine; and
    • Have an impact that is either national in scope or of major and lasting importance.

 

 

 

The Jack Weakley Award of Distinction Nominee Packet

The Jack Weakley Award of Distinction Advocate Form

 

Past President's Challenge Award Recipients 

2016

Cindy Chang, MD

2015

J. Richard Steadman, MD

2014

Lyle J. Micheli, MD

2012

Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2011

Randy Eichner, MD

2010

William Clancy, MD

2009

Jack Weakley

2008

Champ Baker

2007

George Davies, ATC, DPT

2006

Michael Brunet, MD

2005

K. Donald Shelbourne, MD

2004

Paul Grace, ATC

2003

Glen Ernest Johnson, MD

2002

Joseph S. Torg, MD

2001

Letha Yurko Griffin, MD, PhD

2000

Lonnie Paulos, MD

1999

Frank H. Bassett, III, MD

1998

Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD

1997

David I. Hough, MD

1996

Freddie Fu, MD

1995

Terry Trammell, MD

1994

James B. Montgomery, MD

1993

Glenn McElroy, MD

1992

John A. Bergfeld, MD

1991

John Kenneth Saer, MD

1990

John M. Miller, MD

1989

J. Pat Evans, MD

1988

Gerald A. O’Connor, MD

1987

Robert Murphy, MD

1986

Robert Kerlan, MD

1985

James R. Andrews, MD

1984

Robert G. Brashear, MD

1983

Frederick Behling, MD

1982

Loyal W. (Bill) Combs, MD

1981

Edward Smith, MD

1980

Frank McCue, MD, III

1979

Jack Hughston, MD

1978

Don O’Donoghue MD

1977

Joseph D. Godfrey, MD

1976

Daniel F. Hanley, MD