MAATA Honors and Awards

MAATA Honors and Awards

The MAATA recognizes members who make extraordinary contributions to our profession and association at the MAATA Annual meeting during the Awards Banquet. The specific awards are described below. To nominate an Athletic Trainer for an award, review the criteria and complete the on-line application form including a description of why the AT is deserving of this award. The Honors and Awards committee will notify qualified nominees and coordinate collection of supporting documents.

Taryn Martin – Honors and Awards Chair
honors@maatad5.org

Submit Applications Here

Applications are accepted September 15- October 15.  Supporting documentation is due November 1.

 

Award Descriptions

MAATA Hall of Fame

The highest honor a member of the MAATA can receive is induction into the MAATA Hall of Fame. The MAATA Hall of Fame recognizes Athletic Trainers within District 5 who have made significant impact in the Athletic Training profession. These Athletic Trainers are recognized for their outstanding contributions in the areas of: service to the local region, state, or nation; education; patient care; research; and leadership.

Award requirements:

  • Nominee must have been a member of District 5 for 15 years
  • Nominee must have been BOC certified for a minimum of 25 years (special consideration will be given for deceased or retired members who do not meet this requirement)
  • Submission of 3 additional letters of support
  • Submission of nominee’s resume or vitae

Dr. Denis Izzy Isrow Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award

This award recognizes an athletic trainer in the MAATA whose actions and activities have gone well beyond what is expected or required within the routine call of duty.

Award requirements:

  • Nominee must be a member of District 5
  • Submission of 2 additional letters of support
  • Submission of nominee’s resume or vitae

MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

This award recognizes MAATA members who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer at the district and state levels. Examples of contributions can be found in the areas of holding a district office, serving as chairperson or being an active member of committees, or any level of significant impact on the MAATA.

Award requirements:

  • Nominee must have been a member of District 5 for 15 years
  • Nominee must have been BOC certified for a minimum of 20 years (special consideration will be given for deceased or retired members who do not meet this requirement)
  • Submission of 2 additional letters of support
  • Submission of nominee’s resume or vitae

MAATA Athletic Training Service Award

This award recognizes MAATA members for their distinctive contributions to the athletic training profession at the local, state, and district levels.

Award requirements:

  • Nominee must have been a member of District 5 for 10 years
  • Nominee must have been BOC certified for a minimum of 15 years
  • Submission of 2 additional letters of support
  • Submission of nominee’s resume or vitae

MAATA Ethnically Diverse and Female Recognition Award

This award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the professional development of ethnically diverse or female athletic trainers, or has significantly provided advancement of health care services to an ethnically diverse or female population. This award will focus on MAATA members who have made a significant impact within the MAATA District.

Award requirements:

  • Nominee must have been a member of District 5 for 5 years
  • Nominee must be currently BOC certified
  • Nominees are not required to be a member of an underrepresented or ethnically diverse population, or be female.
  • Submission of 2 additional letters of support
  • Submission of nominee’s resume or vitae

MAATA Athletic Training Educator of the Year Award

The award recognizes an athletic training educator who exemplifies excellence in the field of athletic training education. Excellence in in athletic training education includes significant contributions to the continuing education of MAATA members, education of professional students in the classroom or clinical education settings, development of an educational program, or through academic presentations and published work that enhance the practice and profession of athletic training.

Award requirements:

  • Nominee must have been a member of District 5 for 5 years
  • Nominee must be currently BOC certified
  • Submission of 2 additional letters of support
  • Submission of nominee’s resume or vitae