District 8 News from California, Hawaii and Nevada


College & University Committee Update

  The CUAT Committee continues to work hard on several projects.  Here are just a few. 1. The Specialty Session in Baltimore on Advocacy was well attended and great information was given on advocating for your student-athlete, advocating for your position at your institution and advocating for yourself. 2. In June, Randy Cohen (Associate AD for Medical Services at University of AZ) and Jamie DeRollo (Head Athletic Trainer at Modesto…

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FWATA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament in Kona

The newly re-opened ocean front Kona Country Club was a wonderful course to host the annual FWATA Scholarship Golf Tournament.  49 golfers made up the field on this beautiful Thursday afternoon on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The field was sent off and wished well by NATA President Scott Sailor, FWATA District Director Carolyn Peters and other board members for an early afternoon shotgun start. The “Flag-Stick Riders” Shannon Bracy,…

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Honors & Awards at the Annual Meeting in Kona

2016 FWATA Hall of Fame Inductees Glenn Beachy, MS, ATC Punahou School, Head Athletic Trainer-1987-present   Cindy Clivio, M.Ed, ATC Kamehameha Schools- Honolulu, Supervisory Athletic Trainer 2007-present (Athletic Trainer 1987-2007) FWATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer  Beth Ann Young, ATC -Punahou School-Honolulu, Assistant Athletic Trainer 2016 FWATA Special Recognition Awardees Sarah Lyons, MS, ATC, PES  – Stanford University, Assistant Athletic Trainer Lyn Nakagawa, MS, ATC, CSCS – University of Hawaii-Manoa, Assistant…

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(L-R) William Garcia, Gil Bejarano, Jamie DeRollo, Michelle Whitehead, Michael Kaufman, Nancy Smith, Brandon Johnson, Kevin Anderson and Bobby Boswell

Big 8 Spring Meeting

Jillian Hubble, ATC, CMT and Teralyn Dodds, ATC presented on Massage Techniques and Cupping at San Joaquin Delta College for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Big 8 Conference Spring Meeting, in May. Attendees learned that massage for the AT the goal is to reduce the adaptive load (biochemical, biomechanical, psychosocial) that the body is coping with, and/or to enhance the self-regulatory mechanism of the body, so that they can…

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District 8 ATs at Rio

Bill Ito, AT at Mt. San Antonio College is heading down to Rio for the Olympics as a member of the medical staff with USA Track and Field Going with USATF for the Rio Olympic Games has been a 10 year journey for Bill. I have been with many National Teams for World Outdoor Track and Field Championships. I will join 5-6 Certified Athletic Trainers, 2 Chiropractors, 2 massage therapists,…

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NATA Launches New Website for the Public

As NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, addressed the crowd during the NATA General Session and Annual Members’ Meeting, Friday in Baltimore Convention Center, Swing Hall, he announced that the association will launch a new public website,, to better communicate the role of athletic trainers in work, life and sport. was created in an effort to advocate for athletic trainers by influencing public opinion and policy – one…

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ATs Hit the Hill to Support Athletic Training Legislation

In conjunction with the 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, NATA held its annual Capitol Hill Day Wednesday, June 22, the association’s biggest advocacy event of the year. This year, more than 400 athletic trainers representing 48 states made the trek from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., to speak with legislators on two important pieces of legislation – the Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights and H.R. 921, which allows…

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Valencia High School awarded the NATA Safe Sports School

Valencia High School Receives National Athletic Trainers Award

Valencia High School has been awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Sports Medicine program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. “Valencia High School sports medicine program has had most of the requirements for this special award for some time…

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District 8 presents at NATYCCA Conference

On June 14 Randy Cohen, Associate AD for Medical Services at University of Arizona and Jamie DeRollo, Head Athletic Trainer at Modesto Junior College, presented to a full room of community college Athletic Directors from across the country at the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) conference held in Dallas, TX.   The topics included the medical model for athletic training and how if that model is not…

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Lisa Varnum Receives FWATA PR Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the spring 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 Lisa Varnum MA, ATC.  Lisa is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at UC Davis.  Lisa has…

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