Honors & Awards Committee

Committee Mission & Members

“There is no greater honor than to be recognized by one’s peers.”

Thank you for visiting the Honors & Awards Committee Page. Here you will find information on the FWATA awards.  There is a description of the Hall of Fame Honor, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and Special Recognition Award. The State Special Service Award is selected by each state. All awards will be presented at the annual FWATA Awards Banquet during the FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium.

2017 District 8 Hall of Fame Inductees – Carolyn Peters, MA, ATC, CSCS
2017 District 8 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Inductee – Kavin Tsang, PhD, ATC
2017 District 8 Special Recognition Awardees Inductees – Ginger Lei Ehrke, LAT, ATC  and Ruem Malasarn, MA

Awards, Criteria and Nomination Process

The following are the honors that the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association currently awards on an annual basis:

The FWATA Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor any member of FWATA can achieve. The purpose of this award is to recognize those members who have given outstanding service and dedication to the Athletic Training Profession and FWATA with 25 or more years as an active member of the FWATA. The Hall of Fame Award will be presented at the annual FWATA Awards Banquet during the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

Automatic Induction

  • Any member of FWATA who is inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame may be considered to be inducted in the FWATA Hall of Fame at the next scheduled FWATA Annual Meeting.

Nominations

  • Nomination into the FWATA Hall of Fame may be made by any active Certified or Retired Athletic Trainer of FWATA.

Eligibility

  • Must have previously received Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.
  • Eligible 3 years after receiving MDAT Award.
  • 25 years of service as an active Certified member of FWATA.
  • Must be Certified or Retired member of FWATA.
  • Must have made contributions to the Athletic Training Profession that has brought distinction to FWATA or be recognized as having given significant service to the FWATA.
  • Must be nominated and an application submitted to the FWATA Honors and Awards Committee.

Special Considerations

  • Deceased FWATA members who have not met 25 year length of Service requirement, may be considered if they had, while working in the FWATA, brought distinction to FWATA through their own achievements, contributions and service to the Athletic Training Profession and the FWATA.
  • Former FWATA members who have moved to another district and are members in good standing in that district may be eligible for the FWATA Hall of Fame providing: •They were a member in good standing of FWATA for a minimum of 15 years.
  • They have had a total of 25 years active membership in the NATA.
  • That while a member of FWATA they brought distinction to the FWATA through their own achievements, contributions and service to the Athletic Training profession and FWATA.

The FWATA Honors and Awards Chairperson will annually consider FWATA Hall of Fame nominations that are submitted by the general membership of FWATA. The Honors and Awards Chairperson will screen member biographical information and eligibility requirements, to develop a list of eligible candidates for evaluation and selection for induction by the Hall of Fame Committee composed of members of the FWATA Honors and Awards Committee.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those members who have given outstanding service and dedication to the Athletic Training Profession and FWATA with 20 or more years as an active member of the FWATA. Their time may have been given in the nature of holding office, chairperson or active member of committees, behind the scenes work, etc. The contribution to the District has made significant impact on FWATA. The Most Distinguished Award will be presented at the annual FWATA Awards Banquet during the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

Eligibility

  • 20 years of service as an active Certified member of FWATA.
  • Must be Certified or Retired member of FWATA.
  • Must have made contributions to the Athletic Training Profession that has brought distinction to FWATA or be recognized as having given significant service to the FWATA.
  • Must be nominated and an application submitted to the FWATA Honors and Awards Committee.

Special Considerations

  • Deceased FWATA members who have not met 20 year length of Service requirement, may be considered if they had, while working in the FWATA, brought distinction to FWATA through their own achievements, contributions and service to the Athletic Training Profession and the FWATA.
  • FWATA members who moved to the FWATA from another district where they were an active member in good standing may be eligible for the FWATA Hall of Fame Award providing:
  • They have been a member in good standing of FWATA for a minimum of 10 years.
  • They have had a total of 20 years active membership in the NATA.

The FWATA Honors and Awards Chairperson will annually consider FWATA Most Distinguished nominations that are submitted by the general membership of FWATA. The Honors and Awards Chairperson will screen member biographical information and eligibility requirements, to develop a list of eligible candidates for evaluation and selection for induction by the FWATA Honors and Awards Committee.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those Certified Athletic Trainers or a non-member, i.e. physician, educator, mentor, supporter, etc., who have and/or are making a significant contribution of their time and energy to FWATA. They are actively working in some capacity towards the betterment and promotion of FWATA. To be eligible for nomination for the FWATA Special Recognition Award a member or non-member’s contribution should encompass two or more States.

The Special Recognition Award will be presented at the Awards Banquet during the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those Certified Athletic Trainers or non-members who have and/or are making a significant contribution at the state or local level of their time and energy. The Award will be given annually to individuals in each of the California, Hawaii and Nevada regions.

Nominators should consult with appropriate state representatives for the specific requirements and nomination process each state.

The State Special Service Awards will be presented at the annual FWATA Awards Banquet during the FWATA annual convention.

For a list of the Special Service Awardees please visit individual states websites.

Past Award Winners

Henry F. Schmidt*                   1994

Elvin “Ducky” Drake*              1994

Edward A. Byrne*                    1994

John D. “Jack” Rockwell*         1994

Lincoln Kimura*                       1994

Joseph Romo*                           1994

Lewis Crowl                             1994

William H. Chambers            1994

George C. Anderson*              1994

Richard E. Vandervort*          1994

Lindsy McLean                       1996

William Buhler*                       1997

Gail Weldon*                            1998

Jerry Lloyd*                              1998

Robert Moore*                         1998

Buford “Bick” Harmon          1999

Donald Chu                              2001

Paul Schechter                        2001

Tony Marek                             2006

Julie Max                                  2006

Tom Abdenour                       2007

Carolyn Greer                         2009

Andy Paulin                             2009

Fran Babich                             2012

Robert Kersey                         2013

Scott Sailor                              2014

Glenn Beachy                          2016

Cindy Clivio                             2016

Carolyn Peters                         2017

*deceased

 

Paul Schechter                       1993

Jerry Lloyd*                               1993

Buford “Bick” Harmon          1994

Robert Moore*                        1995

Donald A. Chu                       1996

Julie Max                                 1999

Wendy Runley                        1999

Jo Silken                                   2001

Linda Rowan                           2004

Jim Clover                                2005

Tony Marek                            2005

Jeff Martinez                          2006

Cindy Clivio                             2007

Carolyn Greer                         2007

Jerry Koloskie                         2007

Andy Paulin                            2007

Ed Ferreria*                              2008

Fran Babich                             2009

Robert Kersey                         2009

Ky Kugler                                2009

Scott Sailor                             2009

Kristine Boyle-Walker            2011

Glenn Beachy                         2011

Jeff Hogan                              2011

Carolyn Peters                       2012

Kyle Wilson                             2012

Michael Chisar                      2013

Mike West                              2014

Beth Ann Young                    2016

Kavin Tsang                           2017

*deceased

2017

2016

  • Sarah Lyons
  • Lyn Nakagawa
  • Dick Nelson

2015

  • Samuel Lee
  • Chris Mumaw
  • Kavin Tsang

2013

  • Amanda Rice

2012

  • Jason Bennett

2011

  • Claudia Pierce
  • Dave Orr
  • Mike Chisar

2009

  • Paul Alvarez
  • Kristine Boyle-Walker

2008

  • Hazel Ando
  • Mike West

2007

  • Lloyd Boothby
  • Steve McCauley
  • Carolyn Peters
  • Beth Young

2005

  • Terrance McHale

2004

  • Jeff Nelson
  • Maui Athletic Trainers Association
  • Carlos Prietto, M.D.
  • Ken Akizuki, M.D.

2003

  • Jacklyn Lowe
  • Jeffery Martinez
  • Rory Natividad
  • Alfredo Alonso
  • Jack Weakley

2002

  • Keith Fader, M.D.
  • Jill Sleight
  • Senator Randolph Townsend

2001

  • Sam Gaines
  • Sandra Shultz
  • Senator Valerie Weiner

2000

  • Dr. Allen Richardson
  • Jeff Nelson

1999

  • Gerry Detty
  • Jerry Koloskie

1998

  • Ned Bergert
  • Jo Silken

1997

  • John Manning
  • Lisa Nelson

1996

  • Janice Daniels

1995

  • Frank Freeman-Cramer

1994

  • Phyliss Glenn

The FWATA Honors and Awards Committee needs your help to make sure our profession’s top contributors are recognized! Any member in good standing may nominate a candidate for these awards to the Honors &Awards Committee.

2018 Nominations accepted November 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Timeline (new)

November 15 – January 15
February 15
March
April 29
Nominations accepted
Deadline to return all application and support materials Award recipients selected and notified
Award recipients selected and notified
Awards will be presented at the FWATA Awards Banquet.  Click here for Annual Meeting information.


Honors & Awards Online Nomination Form

Nominators will be notified if their candidate has met the required qualifications and their nominee will receive an email of their nomination. The HOF, MDAT and Special Recognition awards require a candidate to complete an application and submit supporting materials (letters of recommendation, vitae, etc.).  We recommend you allow ample time for the candidate to complete these materials by submitting your nominations early.

The online nomination form should be submitted between November 15 – January 15th to: hazel.ando@athletics.ucsb.edu

NATA Honors & Awards

The NATA committee is comprised of the Honors and Awards Committee chair and chairs from each of the committees under its jurisdiction (Hall of Fame Committee, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Committee, Athletic Training Service Award Committee, Specialty Awards Committee, and Fellows Committee).  The purpose of this committee is to oversee and evaluate the Association’s Honors and Awards program.  Each committee will strive for employment diversity representing at least one member employed at the high school, college/university, clinic/corporate/occupational and professional team settings. The Hall of Fame Committee, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Committee, the Athletic Trainer Service Award Committee and the Specialty Awards Committee will select one member from each NATA district to serve on their committee.

The National Awards committee has created a profile guidance document in an effort to encourage and assist members as they seek to recognize colleagues who are most deserving.  This document will stimulate thought and provide a starting place for those who nominate as well as for those who are nominated for an NATA Award.  There is a description of each award, the eligibility requirements, and the nomination process. All nominations are sent to the Honors and Awards Committee for review. The committee uses a grading tool to score the nominations. Some awards have a minimum score which must be attained. It is very important that all sections of applications (see below) and all areas described for letters of recommendation are included.

Hazel Ando
MA, ATC

Committee Chair

UC Santa Barbara
ICA Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
805.893.8320

Kris Boyle-Walker MPT, OCS, ATC, CHT

Committee Member

Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
280 S Main Ste. 200
Orange, CA 92868
714-937-2104

Junior Domingo
MS, ATC

Committee Member

El Camino College Compton Center
1111 E. Artesia Boulevard
Compton, CA 90221
310.900.1600 x2800

Andy Paulin
MS, ATC

Committee Member

Mount San Antonio College
1100 North Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA 91789
909.594.5611 x4878

Garvin Tsuji
MS, ATC

Committee Member

Radford High School
4361 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818
808.421.4240

Kyle Wilson MEd, ATC, LAT

Committee Member

UNLV
Box 4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154
702.895.4037