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MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNATA WAS INDUCTED INTO THE NATA HALL OF FAME IN 2017!
She is currently the Resident Research Coordinator and Director of Research at The University of Florida Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame exists to recognize the very best of our profession. Induction into the Hall of Fame honors athletic trainers who exemplify the mission of NATA through significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession. To date, more than 250 athletic trainers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. These men and women have shaped the profession through their noteworthy accomplishments and dedication to service, leadership and professionalism.
Steven Zinder PhD, ATC was recognized as the 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Director Trainer by the National Athletics Trainers Association in Houston this summer.
Throughout his career, Dr. Zinder researched hundreds of ankle injuries to understand how they occurred and what could be done for prevention. In 2005, Dr. Zinder’s work led to a co-authored international patent on a device that assesses the stability of ankles in sitting and standing positions. Ankle injuries and stability are often evaluated while a patient is sitting, but the true way to assess the stability is when the patient is putting their full body weight on the ankle. See more HERE.
Sue Stanley-Green wins 2017 AOSSM Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award!
She is currently the program director at Florida Southern College.
Since 1982, The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine have joined forces annually to recognize an outstanding individual whose professional accomplishments have improved the quality of professional practice in athletic training. NATA Hall of Fame members are eligible for consideration.
2016-2017 ATAF Awards
High School Student Aide of the Year
Arrianna Bradley: Lyman HS
Sarah Rider: University of Florida
Professional AT of the Year
Gregg Spratt MS, LAT, ATC
Clinical AT of the Year
Ian Stites LAT, ATC
College/University AT of the Year
John Barrett MA, LAT, ATC, CES
Stephen McCray MS, LAT, ATC
High School AT of the Year
Marie Freudenthal MSA, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Educator of the Year
Michelle Boling PhD, LAT, ATC
Most Distinguished AT of the Year
Patricia Tripp PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
ATAF Service Award
Chris Peters MEd, LAT, ATC
National Champion Athletic Trainers
Scott Freer MS, LAT, ATC and Kayshia Brady LAT, ATC won the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis National Championship with Barry University
Jon Michelini MS, LAT, ATC (Center) won the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship with the University of Florida
Amy Toner MS, LAT, ATC won the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis National Championship with the University of Florida
Andy Klock MESS, LAT, ATC, ASTYM, Paige Lehmann M.Ed., LAT, ATC, and Amy Bergan LAT, ATC won the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship with the University of Florida
Paul Giannotti, MEd, LAT, ATC and the rest of Rollins College Sports Medicine Department won the 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championship.
Kassandra Mosley, MS, LAT, ATC won the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championship with the Barry University Rowing. Kassandra also won the 2015 National Championship with them as well.
Scott Freer, MS, LAT, ATC and Kristin Sitte, LAT, ATC won the 2015 NCAA Division II National Championship with Men’s Tennis at Barry University.
Barbara Wilson, MS, LAT, ATC won the 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championship with St. Leo University.
Paige Lehmann, MEd, LAT, ATC, Andy Klock, MESS, LAT, ATC, ASTYM, and Devon Leahy, LAT, ATC won the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championship for the University of Florida.
Kassandra Mosley, LAT, ATC won the 2015 Division II National Championship with Barry University Rowing Team.
Katie Davis, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS won the 2015 Division I National Championship with the University of Florida Softball Team.
Jason Palmateer, LAT, ATC won the 2016 Division II National Championship with the Nova Southeastern Baseball Team.
Ryan McCrea, MS, LAT, ATC won the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship with Lynn University Men’s Soccer and in 2012.
Rob Boutote, MS, LAT, ATC won the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship with University of Tampa Women’s Volleyball. He is pictured (right) here with head coach Chris Catanach (Left).
Robin Gibson, LAT, ATC and Miguel Motolongo, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS won the 2014 NCAA Division I National Championship with Florida State University Women’s Soccer. Robin is pictured here (left) with Miguel (Middle), and Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Bill Thompson (Right)
Al Green, MA, LAT, ATC, EMT, Meghan Cartafalsa, Kayshia Brady, and Sue Stanley-Green, MS, LAT, ATC won the 2014-2015 NCAA Division II National Championship with Florida Southern Men’s Basketball.
Kelly Bridges MS, LAT, ATC and Michael Watkins won the 2014-2015 NCAA Division I National Championship with University of Florida Women’s Gymnastics!
National Athletic Training Month
Your Protection is Our Priority
National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers. In addition to providing logos, posters, press releases, sample media alerts and PR toolkits, NATA also sponsors contests for its members.
The 2017 slogan is "Your protection is our priority."