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    Honors and Awards Won by Athletic Trainers in Maryland

The Honors and Awards Committee needs your help to make sure our profession's top contributors are recongnized in 2021! Any MATA member may nominate a colleague for one of the association's state honors or awards. The MATA Honors and Awards descriptions, eligibility and nomination procedures can be found on the MATA Honors and Awards Page. 

The MATA awards are as follows:
- Service Award: Awarded to an AT with 10 years minimum service to the MATA
- Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer: Awarded to an AT with 15 years minimum distinguished service to the MATA
- Hall of Fame: Awarded to an AT with at least 20 years minimum practice/service to the profession with the last 10 years being in the MATA
- Pioneer Award: Awarded to an AT or other allied health professional who has contributed greatly to the evolution of the MATA
- Presidential Award of Merit: Awarded to an organization or non athletic trainer or allied health professional who has promoted the profession 
- William B. Howard Award : Awarded to an outstanding Team Physician with 5 years minimum of service  

**Please submit the MATA Nomination Form to the committee chairperson for the specific award. For the Pioneer Award, Presidential Merritt Award and William B. Howard Award, nominations can be submitted to Peter Kotz at

Now: Nominations accepted and nominees notified by MATA H & A Committee
April 20, 2021: Deadline for nominee to return all application and support materials
April 20 - May 20, 2021: Candidate evaluation and award recipients selected
May 24, 2021: Award recipients announced and published in MATA Newsletter
June 2021: Awards presented during the MATA Business Meeting

Many awards require a candidate complete an application or submit supporting materials (letters of recommendation, vitae, etc.). We recommend you allow ample time to complete these materials by submitting your nominations early.

Any questions about the process, please contact Peter Kotz, MS LAT, ATC at MATA Honors and Awards Committee Chair

In addition to the State awards, members should consider nominating colleagues for district and national awards. Please go to either the District III Honors & Awards page or the The National Honors & Awards Page to nominate a worthy colleague.