MAATA Award Winners-2022

The BOD is honored to present this award to you, appreciates your dedication to the profession, and wants you to know that this award recognizes your efforts to maintain and strengthen the athletic training profession during a global pandemic. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts this past year! MAATA Hall of Fame: 2022 Michelle Boyd … Read more

District 5 Announces Hall of Fame class of 2019

The MAATA would like to congratulate the Hall of Fame class of 2019: Ron Dunn Rusty McKune Mark Coberley Through their service and leadership, these three certified athletic trainers  have made a resounding impact on the profession and the members of District 5.  The District is fortunate to benefit from the contributions of these three … Read more

2017 MAATA Honors and Awards Recipients

The MAATA Honors and Awards Committee is proud to present this year’s awards recipients. Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Steve Barrett Stephen Knoche Athletic Training Service Award – Rusty McKune Educator of the Year Award – Karla Bruntzel Dr. Denis Izzy Isrow Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award – Evan Craft Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer – … Read more

MAATA HOF Member John Baxter Passes Away

MAATA HOF Member John “Doc” Baxter passed away on November 3rd, 2016. “Doc” was a fixture at Emporia Sate, serving as head athletic trainer from 1966-2012. In addition to being inducted into the MAATA Hall of Fame in 1998, he was also a Hall of Fame member of the ESU Athletics Hall of Honor, Emporia State … Read more

2015 Honors & Awards Banquet

On March 20th we came together in a record numbers to celebrate the service and achievements of dozens of our MAATA members at the 2015 Honors & Awards Banquet. As usual the festivities did not disappoint. The night was filled with good food, even better family, friends and colleagues, and, of course, great stories. Events … Read more

MAATA Announces Award Winners to be Honored at Awards Banquet

The Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association will hold their 22nd Annual Honor and Awards Banquet Friday, March 20th, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. The evening event is held in conjunction with the Association’s 36th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Awards Banquet Program Hall of Fame Inductees James “Jim” Rudd, LAT, ATC Jim Rudd received his Bachelor of Science degree … Read more