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    Pioneer Athletic Training Award

The Pioneer in Athletic Training Award recognizes a member of the profession or related allied health profession for contributions that helped in the evolution of the State Association. 

Eligibility: to be eligible for nomination, the nominee should be in good standing or retired member of the Maryland Athletic Trainers’ Association or candidates respective professional association.  A candidate for this award has demonstrated outstanding service to the MATA including committee memberships, committee chairs, service to the association that promoted or advanced the profession,  or overall contribution to the MATA through support of association initiatives such as licensure, symposium, and support of the role of the athletic trainer.

Nomination Procedures:
  Members who wish to nominate a deserving colleague should submit the following information by email to Peter Kotz at

Nominators Name
Nominators Email
Nominators Phone
Nominees Name
Nominees Email
Nominees Phone

Upon receiving the nomination, the nominee will be sent the Nomination Application to be completed by the deadline contained within the application.

Pioneer in Athletic Training Award Recipients

2017 - Dr. Yvette Rooks


2016 - Skip DePaula


2014 - Dr. Richard Hinton and Dr. Teri McCambridge 

Dr. Richard Hinton 

Dr. Teri McCambridge