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Jamie Adams Receives 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 Jamie Adams MEd, ATC, NASM-CES.  Jamie is the head athletic trainer at Cuyamaca College and a…

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Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Kavin Tsang

Dr. Tsang earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University, University Park, PA and a M.S. from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. His early athletic training experience was at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu where he earned his B.Ed. Dr. Tsang is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology (KNES) at CSU Fullerton. He has served as ATEP Program Director and Clinical Coordinator at California Lutheran University and…

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Hall of Fame Award Carolyn Peters

Carolyn completed both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees at San Diego State University in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. She was recently promoted to Athletic Director at San Diego Christian College while continuing to serve as Senior Women’s Administrator & Head Athletic Trainer/Head Strength Coach.  In addition to her roles at SDC, Carolyn works as an ATC Spotter for the NFL, teaches courses at San Diego State University…

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FWATA 2017 Hall of Fame Day and Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 29, 2017 was “FWATA Hall of Fame Day”.  The day started with the Hall of Fame Breakfast where eleven HOF members joined to welcome Carolyn Peters to this prestigious group of FWATA members. “FWATA Hall of Fame Day” concluded with the 2017 Awards Banquet.  All the HOF members in attendance joined Carolyn Peters for a group photo in front of the FWATA Hall of Fame booth.During the banquet, the…

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FWATA 2017 Special Recognition Awardees

Ginger Lei Ehrke, LAT, ATC  is currently the Medical Professions Teacher at Clark County School District and serves as an athletic trainer for Select Physical Therapy.  Ginger currently serves FWATA as the Annual Meeting Convention Registration Commissioner and the NATA Foundation Nevada Ambassador. Past positions are Convention Committee Volunteer, Young Professionals Committee – Nevada Rep and UNLV ATEP Preceptor. Presenter Todd Hamburg had this to say about Ginger:  “Ginger Lei…

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Meet D8 – Lauren Forsyth

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we are highlight District 8 Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, Assistant Athletic Trainer UC Berkeley Lauren Forsyth, MS, ATC, CES What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I’ve always been drawn to a career in healthcare because I wanted to help people. As a young athlete,…

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FWATA 2017 Student Scholarships

The FWATA Scholarships Committee is proud to present the following scholarship awardees for 2017. Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment Nicholas Hattrup, California State University, Fullerton CATA Scholarship Jesse Williams, California State University, Fullerton Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship Madison Schultze, Chapman University Felix Rivera Memorial Scholarship Kumiko Hashida, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Gail Weldon Memorial Scholarship Hope Allen, University of Hawaii at Manoa HATA Scholarship Nysa Allen, University of Hawaii at Manoa Jerry Lloyd Memorial…

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City of Modesto Recognizes NATM

At the council meeting, the City of Modesto recognized local athletic trainers and Proclaimed that March is National Athletic Training Month. Mayor Ted Brandvold read the proclamation and presented to Chris Ludwig. There was several AT and future ATs present at the meeting.       Courtesy of FWATA Public Relations Committee  

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FWATA Student Leadership Promotes NATM2017

During the month of March, the Far West Student Leadership Committee sold NATM Stickers!  We were able to sell just over 387 stickers to Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students throughout California, Nevada, Hawaii, Virginia, Texas, and Georgia.  The profit was used to help fund our student leadership breakfast at FWATA in April! Thank You to everyone who supported us and we look forward to doing something similar next year…

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Marin Academy receives NATA Safe Sports School Award

Aaron Gill, ATC received the Safe Sports School Award at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. “Marin Academy is honored to receive this 1st team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest…

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