MAATA Honors & Awards 2023

MAATA Honors & Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s inductees into the MAATA Hall of Fame and the MAATA award winners. All awards will be presented at the MAATA Annual Meeting on March 17th. Hall of Fame Jon Darling (North Dakota) Brian Hughes (Missouri) Ron Walker (Oklahoma) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award:Danielle Kleber … 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

NATA Award Eligibility

NATA award nominations are now open through September 15th. Below is a list of MAATA members who are eligible for awards. 30 years of membership is required for the NATA Hall of Fame, those members who are eligible are highlighted in blue. To see full details on all NATA awards and the nomination form, please … Read more

MAATA Members Honored by NATA

The NATA Honors and Awards Committee has released the 2016 recipient list. The following members of District 5 were recognized: NATA Hall of Fame Eric McDonnell – Missouri NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Rick Burkholder – Missouri John Donnell – Missouri Katherine Newsham – Missouri NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award Sara Bjerke – North Dakota … Read more

NATA Award Nominations

MAATA members, It is time to nominate your friends, mentors, supervisors, and other great athletic trainers for an NATA Awards.   If you know an  outstanding athletic trainer, take the time to nominate them for an award.  The award website  is available August 1- September 15.   A description of the award and the criteria is … 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