District 8 NATA Foundation 2020 Scholarship Winners
The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association would like to congratulate the recent District 8 NATA Foundation scholarship winners:
D8 Bill Chambers Scholarship: Sheldon Victorine CSCS, CISSN – University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment (sponsored by District 8), established in 2012, provides an annual scholarship of $2,300 to a qualified entry-level or master’s athletic training student from District 8. Bill Chambers, an early member of the NATA, helped build the Association through his service and leadership. Bill served two terms as NATA president, chaired four national meetings and is credited with raising more than two million dollars for student athletic trainer national scholarships. He was a charter member of both the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) and the California Community College Athletic Trainers’ Association (CCCATA), and served two terms as president of the FWATA. Bill was inducted into the FWATA Hall of Fame, the California Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame and, in 1986, became the first junior college athletic trainer to be inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame.
D8 Jack Rockwell Scholarship: Marissa Sumida MS, ATC – A.T. Still University
The Jack Rockwell Scholarship Endowment (sponsored by District 8), established in 2009, provides an annual scholarship of $2,300 to a qualified athletic training student in District 8. Founding NATA member Jack Rockwell combined his academic, athletic training and business experience into a fruitful career. Mr. Rockwell got his start as an assistant at Kansas and later became a head athletic trainer with the St. Louis Cardinals football team. Active in NATA, he was the association’s Executive Secretary from 1968-71, guiding efforts surrounding certification. He was inducted to the NATA Hall of Fame in 1977.
Courtesy of the Public Relations Committee