Student Writing Contest

The NATA Foundation Athletic Training Student Writing Contest (SWC) is named for Deloss Brubaker, who chaired the contest for its first 30 years. The SWC is now in its 41st year. Through this competition, a total of $1,000 is awarded by the NATA Foundation in 3 different contest divisions.

Athletic training students enrolled in professional programs are eligible to participate in the following categories of submission:

Original Research ($500)
Literature Review ($250)
Case Study ($250)



The NATA Foundation is thankful for GLATA
sponsoring the 2020 Student Writing Contest.

The submission deadline for all entries is February 1st each year. Students enrolled in their final semester may submit an entry after the February 1 deadline and prior to their date of graduation, which will be considered for the next year’s contest

Student Writing Contest Guidelines

Student Writing Contest Information

Biographical Verification Form 


2019 Award Winners

Best Case Study
Best Literature Review
Best Original Research

Tayleigh Jo Talmadge – University of Montana
“Aggressive Osteoblastoma of the Acetabulum in an 18-Year-Old Female Volleyball Player”

Olivia Feller – University of Montana
“Timeline for Return to Play from Sport Related concussion between athletes with and without ADD/ADHD”

Alyssa Dittmer – Missouri Valley College
“Effect of Limb Rotational Kinesiotape® Application on Dominant Arm Scores for the Upper Quadrant Y-Balance Test”