Awards

Each year, the NATA Foundation recognizes those that excel in the areas of research and those that lead the way in service to the NATA Foundation and the AT profession.

Research Awards
Service Awards

The Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, the New Investigator Award and the The David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award are presented annually to deserving researchers among the NATA membership.

 

Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research

The NATA Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research recognizes an established researcher who has sustained a prolific body of work that has contributed to research in the field of athletic training and health care.

2019 Award Recipient: Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC, FNATA (D9)

 

Past Winners

2018 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2017 Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC

2016 Thomas William Kaminski, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

2015 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2014 Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2012 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2011 Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC2010 Thomas Weidner, PhD, ATC

2010 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2009 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2008 Doug Casa, PhD, ATC

2007 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2006 Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC

2005 Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC

2004 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2003 Craig R. Denegar, PhD, ATC, PT

2002 Scott M. Lephart, PhD, ATC

2001 David O. Draper, EdD, ATC

2000 John W. Powell, PhD, ATC

1999 David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC

1998 Louis R. Osternig, PhD, ATC

1997 Kenneth L. Knight, PhD, ATC

 

New Investigator Award

The New Investigator Award recognizes a researcher who is likely to continue to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in athletic training and health care.

2019 Award Recipient: David Howell, PhD, ATC, (D7)

 

Past Winners

2018 Johna K. Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, AT

2017 David R. Bell, PhD, ATC

2016 Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC

2015 Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC

2014 Joseph M. Hart, PhD, ATC

2013 Timothy Butterfield, PhD, ATC

2012 Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC

2011 Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC

2010 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2009 Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC

2008 Tricia J. Hubbard, PhD, ATC, LAT

2007 Riann M. Palmieri-Smith, PhD, ATC

2006 Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC

2005 Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

2004 J. Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC

2003 Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS

2002 Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC

2001 Douglas V. Casa, PhD, ATC

2000 Mitchell L. Cordova, PhD, ATC

1999 Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC

1998 Scott M. Lephart, PhD, ATC

 

The David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding doctoral student research in athletic training and health care.

2019 Award Recipient: Matthew Harkey, PhD, ATC (D1)

 

Past Winners

2018 Mark Feger, PhD, ATC

2017 Luke T. Donovan, PhD, ATC

2016 Lindsey K. Lepley, PhD, ATC

2015 David Howell, PhD, ATC

2014 Timothy Tourville, PhD, ATC, CSCS

2013 Dorice Hankemeier, PhD, ATC

2012 Lindsay DiStefano, PhD, ATC

2011 Jason Peter Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

2010 Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC

2009 Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC

2008 Christopher Mendias, PhD, ATC

2007 J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC

2006 Timothy A. Butterfield, PhD, ATC

2005 Riann M. Palmieri, PhD, ATC

The NATA Foundation Volunteer of the Year was presented from 1998 to 2008 to honor that individual who made significant contributions to the NATA Foundation. In 2009, this award was eliminated and replaced with three awards: Lifetime Contribution Award, New Initiative Service Award and the Volunteer Service Award. In 2012, the President’s Award was created to provide another avenue for honoring service to the NATA Foundation.

Lifetime Contribution Award
Given in recognition of exemplary contribution by an individual or a group who has provided significant advancement or financial growth to the NATA Foundation over a sustained, extended period of time.

2019 Award Recipient:
Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, AT-Retired

Past Winners

2018 R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS

2017 William H. Bill Chambers, AT, RET

2016 Steve Bair, AT, RET

2015 Dave Perrin, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

2014 Chris Ingersoll, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 Clint Thompson, MA, ATC

2012 Charlie Redmond, ATC, PT, LAT

2011 Mike Wilkinson, MS, ATC

2010 Ronnie Barnes, ATC

2009 Michael R. Sitler, EdD, ATC

 

Volunteer Service Award
Given to a current NATA Foundation board member, committee member or volunteer who has provided significant advancement or financial growth to the organization.

2019 Award Recipient:
Thomas S. Woods, MEd, MS, ATC
 

Past Winners

2018 Tom Abdenour, DHSc, ATC, CES

2017 J. Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC

2016 Pattie M. Tripp, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS

2015 Jill Manners MS, ATC, PT

2014 MaryBeth Horodyski, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 Bob Casmus, MS, ATC, LAT

2012 Joseph Lueken, MS, ATC, LAT

2011 R. T. Floyd, EdD, ATC

2010 Stephen E. Bair, MEd, ATC

2009 Michael Pruitt, MS, ATC, LAT and Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

 

President’s Award
This honor is bestowed upon an individual chosen by the current NATA Foundation president. It is given in recognition of an outstanding commitment, dedication and loyalty to the NATA Foundation, its volunteers and its donors.

 

Past Winners

2019 Not Awarded

2018 (2 recipients): Rollin Mallernee and Skylar Gorman

2017 Jack Weakley

2016 Charlie Redmond, AT, RET

2015 Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES

2014 Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 Eve Becker-Doyle

2012 Patsy Brown

 

New Initiative Award
Given in recognition of exemplary grass roots initiatives (typically short term) by an individual or a group who provided significant advancement or financial growth of the NATA Foundation.

2019 Award Recipient:
Katie Scott, MS, ATC

Past Winners

2018 Carolyn Peters, MA, ATC, CSCS

2009 Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC and Gail Samdperil, MAT, ATC