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Proposed NATA Bylaw Changes

At our Annual FWATA Business Meeting during the Virtual AMCS program, eligible FWATA members will be voting on some prosed NATA bylaw changes.  These changes were approved by the NATA Board of Directors last fall, and is now going to each District Meeting to be voted on by all eligible NATA members.  Please read the attached memo which explains this process.  There are also three documents that the Board of…

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Jarrod Spanjer receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Winter 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 Jarrod Spanjer, MS, ATC. Spanjer is the…

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Virtual 2021 FWATA Quiz Bowl

Going virtual does not mean traditions could not continue. This year District 8 held our 2021 FWATA Quiz Bowl virtually consisting of AT program participants from California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Fullerton; Point Loma Nazarene University; University of the Pacific; and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While it was a close competition and all participants did a great job, we want to congratulate the University of Nevada,…

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Supporting the NATA Foundation

Supporting the NATA Foundation by Ky E. Kugler, EdD, ATC, District 8 Chair Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are living during a time that will go down in history as one of the most challenging – personally, professionally, and financially. This is especially true for a nonprofit such as the NATA Foundation. Our donations are currently down more than 40%, yet we have not reduced our programmatic impact on…

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Jamie DeRollo Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce this year’s 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 Jamie DeRollo, DAT, MBA, ATC. DeRollo holds…

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Jasmine Velasquez ATC, CTE Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association is pleased to announce the Spring Quarter 2020 winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. This award is a unique and prestigious accolade, which recognizes a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association who displays an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development, and enhancing the quality of health care, as well as, demonstrates the highest level of service, professionalism, and competence. This quarter’s…

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District 8 NATA Award Winners

Congrats to the District 8 recipients of NATA Awards this year!! While the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo will be virtual this year, we can’t wait to recognize our valued D8 members and celebrate with them! 2020 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award: Carolyn Peters MA, ATC, CSCS The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy, and distinguished professional…

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FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium Update

Aloha FWATA members! I hope everyone is staying safe as we continue to adjust to the new normal of social distancing with the COVID-19 pandemic. As announced a few weeks ago, the FWATA Managing Board and AMCS Committee have been monitoring the rapidly changing situation and we were hopeful that our Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium scheduled for July 14-18, 2020 in Kona, Hawaii would continue as planned. After long…

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FWATA 2020 Honors & Awards

It is with great pleasure that we are able to honor our colleagues that have provided their service to our district and profession. 2020 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Hazel Ando, MS, ATC Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director/Event & Insurance Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara Education: Eastern Kentucky University – Master of Science, Sports Administration; California State University, Long Beach – Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology: Athletic Training Volunteer…

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FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium Update

Aloha FWATA members! We are definitely in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The FWATA Managing Board is working very closely with the FWATA AMCS Committee and we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation associated with the pandemic.  We will follow the guidance set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH), and other government organizations.  At this point, we…

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