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CA Schools receive Safe Sports School Award in 2017

Katella High School in Anaheim, CA and Walnut High School in Walnut, CA both received the Safe Sports School award in 2017. Students from CSU Fullerton (mentored by Tricia Kasamatsu) participated in the process along with Nelson Chen (Walnut High School) and Ali Lacayo (formerly of Katella High School).   Courtesy of FWATA PR Committee

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Remodeling of Slover Center for Sports Medicine Has Been Completed

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The $260,000 renovation of Cal Poly Athletics’ Sports Medicine and Athletic Training room inside the Mott Athletics Center is complete. The 2,500-square-foot area underwent a complete transformation and, on Friday, officially became the Slover Center for Sports Medicine in honor of Kristal Slover, Cal Poly’s assistant athletic director/head athletic trainer for over 15 years. Last updated in the early 1990s, the space services all 550…

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Christina Scherr Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The 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 Christina Scherr, ATC. Scherr is the Head Athletic Trainer at Westview High School in San…

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2017 FWATA Quiz Bowl v2.0 Winners

Congratulations to Paul Fromherz, Shanice Chedi, Kumiko Hashida, alt: Heather Madsen (UNLV). UNLV will represent D8 at the 9th Annual NATA Quiz Bowl in Houston, TX, June 28. Nine teams participated with v2.0 … all institutions/programs should be proud as the competition was close and all teams performed with class and professionalism, another testament to their preparation and pride! TEAM POINTS Q1-20 POINTS FINAL UNLV 3600 7200 CSULB1 3500 7000 CSUF1 2700 5300 CSUF2…

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Cindy Clivio Named FWATA Secretary

Welcome Cindy Clivio to the FWATA managing board as incoming Secretary.  She will begin her term at NATA Convention 2018.  Cindy was inducted into the FWATA Hall of Fame in 2016 and brings leadership experience to the board after serving on various HATA, FWATA and NATA committees.

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Meet D8 – Chase Paulson

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we are highlight District 8 Secondary Schools Committee Chair, Chase Paulson, MS, ATC Head Athletic Trainer at Diamond Bar High School in California. What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I was in high school when I suffered a knee injury that forced me…

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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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