The Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association recently inductee two members to our 2015 Hall of Fame Class. Many thanks are given to Sydney Ringer of Oklahoma Christian University and to Scott Anderson of the University of Oklahoma for all of their hard-work and dedication to athletic training in the state of Oklahoma.
Sydney Ringer is the Head Athletic Trainer for Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City as well as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program at The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. As an athletic trainer in the State of Oklahoma, Sydney has served the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association for more than 20 years. She is a past member of the OATA Executive Committee and has served that committee in the Office of Secretary, Vice President, and President from 1996 to 2002. To date, she has continued to serve the OATA as its Scholarship Committee Chair for the last 10 years. And, on a national level, she served on the NATA Women in Athletic Training Committee from 1999‐2003.
Scott Anderson is a clinical instructor and the Head Athletic Trainer for The University of Oklahoma in Norman. As an Athletic Trainer in the State of Oklahoma, Scott was one of the few that worked diligently to establish the Oklahoma Athletic Training Practice Act in 1981. This document continues to provide for the governance and the growth of not only the profession of athletic training in the State of Oklahoma, but it also serves the expanding scope of practice of today’s athletic training clinician.
Scott has worked for decades to improve health and safety in sport on a national level as well. He is the current president of the College Athletic Trainers’ Society, he was the Co‐Chair of the NATA’s Task Force for Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes, and a contributing member of multiple other NATA Task Forces (i.e. Best Practices in Sports Medicine Management, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport, Safety in Football Off‐Season) pertaining to health and safety in sport.