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Katherine Susskind Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

Katherine Susskind MAT, ATCThe FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the summer quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care.

This quarter’s winner is Katherine Susskind, MAT, ATC, CKTP.  Katherine is an Associate Head Athletic Trainer at UC Santa Barbara.  She currently works with the men’s basketball program and both men’s and women’s tennis teams.  Susskind completed her Master’s Degree in Athletic Training at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she worked with the women’s tennis, football, and women’s soccer teams. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2009 at the University of California, Davis where she worked with their intercollegiate student-athletes for more than 3 years while double majoring in Exercise Biology and Psychology. She has been practicing as a board certified (BOC) athletic trainer since June 2012 and she is active in the profession at both the state and district level.  She enjoys participating in community outreach opportunities and educating the public on the role and importance of athletic trainers.

Katherine was quoted as saying, “Thank you so much for the honor. I am humbled to receive this award when our district is filled with so many incredible clinicians. I hope that we continue to grow as a profession and every certified athletic trainer gets the recognition they deserve. Thank you to my family, friends, colleagues, mentors, and amazing student-athletes for the support and making my job easy!”

Please join us in congratulating Katherine on winning the Excellence in Athletic Training Award!




Courtesy of FWATA Public Relations Committee

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