Excellence in Athletic Training Award

FWATA Excellence in Athletic Training (EinAT) Award Nomination

Award Overview

Each year FWATA members 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 applaud these noble efforts during the year through its Excellence in Athletic Training Award (EinAT). It is a unique and prestigious accolade only for qualified FWATA members. The FWATA Excellence in Athletic Training Award is open to any FWATA member who displays an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. The award recipient must embody the ideas, goals and mission of the NATA and FWATA, and demonstrate the highest level of service, professionalism and competence.

Nominee Information

    Nominee Name*

    Nominee Place of Employment/School*

    Nominee Address

    Nominee Phone Number* (###) ###-####

    Nominee Email

    Nominee NATA Number*

    Nominator Information

    Please provide your information. This information is needed in the event that further information is needed. Also, if the nominee is selected to receive the Excellence in Athletic Training Award, you will be announced as the recipient's sponsor.

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    Your Organization*

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    Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving Athletic Trainer for the Excellence in Athletic Training Award

    The FWATA Public Relations Committee will collect and carefully review all nominations. Should you have any questions or need further information, please email The FWATA PR Chair at contact@fwatad8.org.

    Award Information

    • NATA member in good standing
    • Current member of FWATA, District 8
    • At least 1 year NATA student membership, student certified membership or certified membership or retired D8 certified member
    • Nominations are accepted for the following job settings: professional sports, college and universities, secondary schools, hospitals and clinics, occupational health, military, performing arts, physician extender, public safety, practice administrators, clinical coordinators and program directors
    • Any student, student-athlete, professional athlete, administrator, athletic trainer or professional who works with or has worked with an eligible athletic trainer may nominate a FWATA athletic trainer for this award.
    • The nomination form must be completed and submitted through the FWATA Website EinAT Nomination Form by the assigned deadline.
    • Sponsor must only nominate 1 FWATA athletic trainer  per award term
      • Terms will be biannually (subject to change based on committee vote)
    • Award recipient will be notified by the Public Relations Committee Chair
    • All nominations must be received by the deadline date
    • The FWATA Public Relations committee shall make a recommendation of one nominee per [biannual] term
    • December-Feburary (Winter Quarter) Deadline is 2/6
    • March-May (Spring Quarter) Deadline is 5/8
    • June-August (Summer Quarter) Deadline is 8/7
    • September-November (Fall Quarter) Deadline is 11/6

    Award Winners

    Jessika Hunt MEd, ATC, NASM-CES | UC Riverside

    Jennifer Parker MS, ATC, ELC | Spine and Sport Physical Therapy

    Christina Scherr MEd, ATC | Westview High School

    Jamie Adams MEd, ATC, NASM-CES | Cuyamaca College

    Robbie Bowers ATC | Rancho Bernardo High School

    Tony Ontiveros MA, ATC | UC Riverside

    Katherine Susskind MAT, ATC, CKTP | UC Santa Barbara

    Lisa Varnum MA, ATC | UC Davis

    Jill Wosmek MA, ATC | USA Women’s Volleyball

    Patricia Cardenas MS, ATC | Mission San Jose High School

    Lorita Granger ATC | UCLA

    Gina Biviano MEd, ATC, CES | UC San Francisco

    Reid Takano BS, ATC  |  Moanalua High School

    Holli Jackson MS, ATC, LMT  | Edison High School

    Celine Estrada ATC | San Jose State University

    Liana Finer ATC | Kailua High School

    Far West Athletic Trainers Association