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“BET ON AT” Campaign for D8

Athletic Training Students … future colleagues: I am going on my 26th year as a member of the NATA and through all these years as a clinician and academician, I remain excited about the impact of the student experience and the role students play in shaping and defining our profession. I suspect every Athletic Trainer can fondly relate back to their student experiences and how it influenced the development of…

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$25 off Grandview Seating for Le Rêve – FWATA Clinical Symposium

Want to catch a show while you are at the FWATA Clinical Symposium in April? Wynn Las Vegas welcomes the Far West Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposium to Las Vegas.  To obtain your special delegate offer, please call the Discover Wynn Call Center at 888-320-7110 or 1-702-770-3463 and mention code DEXPO25 to receive $25 off Grandview Seating Tickets to Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas Terms and…

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Holli Jackson Wins District 8 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

Huntington Beach, CA Holli Jackson MS, ATC, LMT, athletic trainer at Edison High School, is the District 8 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As part of the award, Holli received a grant for her program, as well as different Gatorade products from the performance package, a sideline cart, and an all-expense paid trip for the 2018 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. About the award and…

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Assemblymember Marc Berman visits Stanford University

In November, Assemblyman Marc Berman visited Stanford University to meet with athletic trainers and tour the healthcare facilities there. Assemblyman Berman is a co-author on AB 1510, which would grant licensure to athletic trainers in the state of California if passed. California continues to be the only state that does not mandate licensure for athletic trainers. Assemblyman Berman toured the NCAA varsity sport facilities, the Phillip & Penelope Knight Athletic…

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Diamond Bar High School Athletic Trainer Wins CIF-SS Champion for Character Award

WALNUT, CA— September 25th 2017, Diamond Bar High School athletic trainer Chase Paulson was recognized for giving athletes tools for success on the playing field and in life. Paulson was awarded the Jim Staunton CIF-Southern Section Champions for Character Award during the 14th annual awards dinner held at The Grand Conference Center in Long Beach. The award recognizes athletes, coaches, administrators, and schools for displaying exemplary character and sportsmanship on…

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Jennifer Parker Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Excellence in Athletic Training award recognizes Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) members who are committed to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active. As highly educated and dedicated health care professionals we knowingly and unknowingly impact the lives of athletic training students, athletes, co-workers, patients and the general public. The Public Relations Committee would like to present this honor on behalf of FWATA to recognize and…

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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 MEd, ATC. Scherr is the Head Athletic Trainer at Westview High School in…

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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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