Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer.  MDAT exclusively recognizes NATA members who  have been involved in  service and leadership activities at the national and district level.  No other award, NATA or otherwise, is a prerequisite for eligibility for MDAT.

Award Eligibility

  • NATA member in good standing
  • 20 years BOC certification
  • 20 years membership in NATA

 

Nominations are open from August 1 through September 15 annually. Nominations are currently closed.

 

 

Past Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Recipients

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

2016
  • James W. Berry, EdD, ATC, NREMT
  • Linda Bobo, PhD, ATC, LAT
  • Richard Burkholder, MS, ATC
  • G. Larry Cooper, MS, ATC, LAT
  • David Csillan, MS, LAT, ATC
  • John Donnell, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Mary Susan Guyer, DPE, ATC, LAT
  • Richard Mark Laursen, MS, ATC
  • Mark A. Merrick, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Katherine R. Newsham, PhD, ATC
  • John T. Parsons, PhD, ATC
  • Kenneth Rogers, PhD, ATC
  • Eric L. Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Andrew P. Winterstein, PhD, ATC
  • David C. Berry, PhD, AT, ATC
  • Helen M. Binkley, PhD, ATC, CSCS
  • William David Carr, PhD, ATC
  • Tanya Dargusch, ATC, LAT
  • Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC
  • Valerie W. Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC
  • William Holcomb, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Ky E. Kugler, EdD, ATC
  • Jan C. Lauer, MA, ATC, CSCS
  • Michael G. Miller, PhD, EdD, ATC, CSCS
  • Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC
  • Bart Peterson, MSS, ATC
  • William A. Pitney, EdD, ATC, FNATA
  • ClarkE.Simpson, MBA, ATC, LAT
  • Erik E. Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • James Thornton, MA, ATC, CES
  • Paul A. Ullucci, Jr., DPT, ATC, SCS
  • Ron H. Walker Ed.D., LAT, ATC, CSCS
  • Thomas Abdenour, ATC, PES, CES
  • Dale F. Blair MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Sara Brown, MS, ATC
  • Mitchell L. Cordova, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Craig Denegar, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA
  • Thomas William Kaminski, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Tim Kelly, ATC
  • Jackie J. Kingma, DPT, ATC, PA
  • Jill A. Manners, MS, ATC, PT
  • Linda Mazzoli, MS, ATC, PTA
  • Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT
  • Russell Richardson, Ed D, ATC
  • J. Timothy Sensor, ATC
  • Cynthia Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT
  • Benito J. Velasquez, DA, ATC, LAT
  • Craig A. Voll, Jr., ATC
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  • Donald Bagnall, ATC, EMT
  • Ned Bergert, MS, ATC
  • Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Michael Chisar, MPT, ATC, SCS
  • Cynthia Clivio, MEd, ATC
  • Mark Coberley, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Brian Conway, ATC
  • Joe Greene, MS, ATC
  • Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT, CSCS
  • Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC
  • Jennifer Hootman, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
  • Mitzi Laughlin, PhD, ATC, LAT
  • Tara Lepp, MS, ATC
  • Carl Mattacola, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Gayle Olson, MS, ATC
  • Ron O'Neil, ATC
  • Rochel Rittgers, ATC
  • David Stuckey, ATC, LAT
  • Timothy Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT
  • Marty Bradley, MS, ATC, VAT-L
  • Richard M. Burkholder, ATC, LAT
  • Michael Carroll, MEd, ATC, LAT
  • Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC
  • George Curtis, AT
  • Terry DeWitt, PhD, ATC
  • Tory R. Lindley, MA, ATC
  • Martin “Marty” Matney, MBA, ATC, AT/L
  • Mary L. Mundrane-Zweiacher, ATC, PT, CHT
  • Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, ART
  • Katherine B. Pirog, ATC
  • Pamela D. Rast, PhD, ATC, LAT
  • Kelli Brewer Sabiston, MA, LAT, ATC
  • Chris Snoddy, MA, ATC, LAT
  • Lorna R. Strong, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Robert Timothy Williams, MEd, LMT, ATC
  • Kyle Wilson, MEd, ATC, LAT
  • Richie Bancells, MS, ATC
  • Kris Boyle-Walker, ATC, MPT, OCS, CHT
  • Marisa Brunett, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Lori Dewald, EdD, ATC, CHES, F-AAHE
  • Greg Gardner, EdD, ATC
  • Rick Griffin, MS, ATC
  • John Hauth, EdD, ATC
  • Craig Holz, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Chris Ingersoll, PhD, AT, ATC
  • Wayne Kendrick, MA, ATC
  • Doug Kleiner, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Jeff Konin,PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA
  • Jeff McKibbin, MEd, ATC, LAT
  • Bernadette Olson, EdD, AT, ATC
  • Jamie Reed, ATC, LAT
  • James Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC
  • Jeff Stone, MEd, ATC
  • Sully Sullivan, MS, ATC
  • Charlie Thompson, MS, ATC
  • William Walker, MA, ATC, AT
  • Matt Webber, AT, ATC
  • Kent Biggerstaff, ATC
  • Robert Casmus, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Tony Fitzpatrick, MA, ATC, LAT
  • Mark Letendre, ATC
  • D. Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, LAT
  • Timothy Neal, MS, ATC
  • Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, LAT
  • Dale Rudd, MS, ATC, CES
  • Patrick Sexton, EdD, ATC
  • Rick Shaw, MS, ATC, LAT
  • René Revis Shingles, PhD, ATC
  • Barrie Steele, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Katie Walsh, EdD, ATC
  • George Davies, DPT, ATC, SCS
  • David Draper, EdD, ATC, LAT
  • Robert Kersey, PhD, ATC, CSCS
  • Mary K. Kirkland, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
  • Eugene J. Monahan, ATC
  • Jeffrey Monroe, MS, ATC
  • Catherine Ortega, EdD, ATC, PT
  • Andrew Paulin, ATC
  • Sally Perkins, MS, ATC
  • Marcia Anderson
  • Turner A. Blackburn
  • Louise Fincher
  • Thomas E. Koto
  • John Norwig
  • John Ransone
  • Brian Robinson
  • Michael Sitler
  • Kathy Dieringer
  • Danny Foster
  • Michael Goldenberg
  • Carolyn Greer
  • Stephanie Lennon
  • Ralph Reiff
  • Kathleen Stroia
  • Thomas Weidner
  • Gary Wilkerson
  • Jon Almquist
  • John Anderson
  • T. Ross Bailey
  • Christine "Tina" Bonci
  • Russ Cagle
  • John Davis
  • Chris Gillespie
  • Scott Linaker
  • William "Bill" Lyons
  • Brent Mangus
  • Paul Newman
  • Dan Sedory
  • Chad Starkey
  • Larry Starr
  • Jane Steinberg
  • Chris Troyanos
  • Kenneth Wright
  • Stephen L. Antonopulos
  • Fran Babich
  • Lynn C. Bott
  • David P. Carrier
  • Ron Courson
  • Denise M. Fandel
  • Joseph A. Iezzi
  • Marjorie A. King
  • Malissa Martin
  • Michael E. O'Shea
  • John Powell
  • Sandra J. Shultz
  • Jennifer A. Stone
  • Antoinette VanDePutte
  • Rick Zappala
  • Patricia Aronson
  • Nancy Burke
  • Jim Clover
  • Dave Colt
  • Mark Gibson
  • Elton Hawley
  • MaryBeth Horodyski
  • Patrick Lamboni
  • James Mackie
  • Tony Marek
  • Sally Nogle
  • Bobby Patton
  • David Pursley
  • Richard Ray
  • Jay Shoop
  • Paula Turocy
  • Jerry Weber
  • Keith Webster
  • Stephen Bair
  • Jeffrey S. Cooper
  • Michael Ferrara
  • Robert T. Floyd
  • James Gossett
  • David Green
  • Susan Hillman
  • Kathleen Laquale
  • Larry Leverenz
  • Richard Pierce
  • Edward Ryan
  • D. Rod Walters
  • Frank Walters
  • Bill Wissen
  • Bill G. Bean
  • Cynthia “Sam” Booth
  • A. J. Duffy, III
  • John W. Harvey
  • Daniel N. Hooker
  • Chuck Kimmel, Jr.
  • Robert M. Nevil
  • Arnold L. Thomas
  • Jerry A. Whetstone
  • Michael J. Willets
  • Carl L. Williams, Jr.
  • Randy Biggerstaff
  • David H. Craig
  • Bernard DePalma
  • Albert Green
  • Sue Stanley-Green
  • Luis “Tony” Ortiz
  • Louis Osternig
  • Jiro Shikakura
  • Thomas S. Woods
  • Joanne S. Silken
  • Gretchen A. Schlabach
  • Jack A. Redgren
  • Walter “Kip” Smith
  • William H. McDonald
  • Dennis A. Miller
  • Glen R. Snow
  • Steven D. Risinger
  • Frank Grimaldi
  • Dan Rasor
  • William F. “Bucky” Taylor
  • Kenneth L. Knight
  • Theodore C. Quedenfeld
  • Anita H. Clark
  • Benjamin P. Davidson
  • Dennis Lee Hart
  • Thomas H. Jones
  • Jim Laughnane
  • Robert H. Lester
  • John R. Lopez
  • Sanford E. “Sandy” Miller
  • Julie Max
  • William E. Prentice, Jr.
  • Wendy Ann Runley
  • Charles S. Yates
  • Ronald J. Carroll
  • Dale Googins
  • Robert Gray
  • Catherine Ann Grove
  • Gary Hazelrigg
  • Richard L. Hoover
  • Peter J. Koehneke
  • David H. Perrin
  • Ronald A. Sendre
  • Kathleen A. Schniedwind
  • Charles Tessendorf
  • Charles D. Thayer
  • Patricia Troesch
  • Charles Vosler
  • Thomas Woodcock
  • Peter Carlon
  • Gary Lake
  • Edward T. Crowley
  • Jerry Robertson
  • Kenneth F. Kladnik
  • A. John Andersen
  • Ronnie P. Barnes
  • Gerald W. Bell
  • Dan Campbell
  • Peggy Ann Houglum
  • Gary D. Reinholtz
  • Dennis G. Sealey
  • Joseph W. O’Toole
  • Marjorie J. Albohm
  • Donald Chu
  • Phillip Hossler
  • James Douglas May
  • Joseph Camillone
  • Earlene Durrant
  • Roger Kalisiak
  • John W. Schrader
  • Richard J. Carey
  • James B. Gallaspy
  • Donald D. Lowe
  • Karen R. Toburen
  • Robert L. Beeten
  • James M. Booher
  • William Buhler
  • Jeffrey D. Fair
  • Kent P. Falb
  • Joseph J. Godek
  • Carl F. Krein
  • Ken Locker
  • Robert J. Moore
  • C. Leroy Mullins, Jr.
  • Charles J. Redmond
  • Robert C. Reese
  • Kent C. Scriber
  • Mark J. Smaha
  • John C. Spiker
  • James P. Whitesel
  • Logan W. Wood, Jr.