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 Student Writing Contest since 2019!.

Now accepting submissions for the 2022 Student Writing Contest! 
All submission are completed online via the link below. Please review the contest guidelines prior to submitting. 


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 


Questions?  Please contact Kathryn LaLonde, Programs & Projects Coordinator: or 972-532-8814 

2021 Award Winners

Best Original Research
Best Literature Review
Best Case Study

Sydney Taylor – Weber State University
“The effects of plain compression on skin and intramuscular temperature after treatment with a frozen elastic bandage”

Dayna Hartje, Madeline Smith – Loras College
“Collegiate Athletes’ Care-Seeking Behavior: The Role and Influence of Athletic Trainers”

Zachary Jacobs – Marist College
“Unusual Presentation of Lumbar Radicular Symptoms in a Collegiate Rower”