SEATA NOMINATION CRITERIA

Hall of Fame
The SEATA Hall of Fame is designed to recognize and honor those members of our District who performed extraordinary service and brought honor to the profession of athletic training particularly at the SEATA level.  Service at local, state, and national levels is considered but service to SEATA is the primary consideration.  Minimum eligibility requirements include 15 years as a certified member working or living in District IX, and at least 20 years of service in the profession.  The nomination period for the SEATA Hall of Fame will close on November 1st of the current year.  Go here for more info and to submit nominations for the SEATA Hall of Fame.

 

 

Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer
The SEATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award is designed to recognize and honor those members of our District who have served and demonstrated outstanding and unusual service to SEATA and the profession of Athletic Training.  The nomination period for the SEATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award will close on November 1st of current year.  Go here for more info and to submit nominations for the SEATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer.

 

 

Nominations for SEATA Awards/Honors

All recipients (with the exception of Sports Medicine Person of the Year) must be members of the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association. Nominations are accepted from August 1st through December 31st of each year.

Only SEATA members may formally nominate candidates for awards.  Non-SEATA members may contact the respective SEATA Honors and Awards Committee State Representative to suggest a nomination and provide appropriate documentation.  Online nominations are automatically forwarded to Committee members when submitted and archived via the website for further committee review.  Written nominations may be made to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee state representative who will, in turn, post the nominee’s information online for all of the committee to review.  Honors and Awards Committee members may also nominate candidates for awards.

Your nominations will be e-mailed to the Honors and Awards Committee when you hit the Submit button.

SEATA Awards Nomination Form

 

 

Chuck Kimmel Award of Merit
One of the highest awards given to a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association. Its purpose is to recognize the person that has worked for the District on a national level.  It is a way to distinguish one who has brought honor and recognition to the District.  A distinction reserved for the most able of professionals in the field of athletic training.  The SEATA Executive Board renamed the SEATA Award of Merit to the Chuck Kimmel Award of Merit on January 30, 2008 to honor Chuck Kimmel for his many contributions to the profession of athletic training through his work in SEATA and the NATA.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must have 10 years of service as an active Certified member of SEATA.

  • Nominees must have served in a leadership capacity for SEATA for a minimum of five (5) years. This may include serving as an officer, committee chair, educational program chair, etc.

  • Must currently be a Certified or Retired member of SEATA and in good standing with his/her respective state, or in good standing at the time of retirement.

  • Nominees must have exhibited exemplary leadership in their service role, significantly advancing the mission and goals of the SEATA and, the profession of athletic training.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • Any unsuccessful nomination will be retained and reconsidered for one additional year after the original nomination.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

Jack C. Hughston, M.D. Sportsmedicine Person of the Year
This award is given to the person that has contributed to SEATA and athletic training as a profession.  Both medical and non-medical persons have been recipients of this award.  This award is the highest award given to a person who may not be an athletic trainer and is designed to show the district’s appreciation for particular contributions to the field of athletic training in the southeast.  This award was renamed in honor of Dr. Jack C. Hughston, M.D. by the SEATA Executive Board in December 2004.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must have 15 years of service in an area of athletic training within the geographical region of SEATA.
  • Must be nominated online by 3 people (2 of which must be certified members of SEATA) providing a recommendation detailing the nominee’s contributions to SEATA, or the profession of athletic training.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

R.T. Floyd District Award
There are many people who serve SEATA very well.  It is dedicated to the person who has given of himself or herself to promote, lead, and work for the District.  They may not have served on a national level but have made significant contributions on the district level.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be active members of SEATA for at least 10 years, with 5 years immediately preceding their nomination.
  • Nominees must have been involved in a specific initiative/project to further the goals of SEATA.

  • Nominees must have demonstrated measurable outcomes of their efforts.

  • Nominees must have shown evidence of involving and leading other members in the process of developing the project.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

Backbone Award
One of the first awards given by SEATA.  It is designed to recognize an assistant athletic trainer that has played a major role as backbone to the Head Athletic Trainer.  This award is for the person in the trenches that is there day to day what is needed in the athletic training room, the true professional.  A cash award goes to this recipient.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must currently be a certified member of SEATA and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state.
  • The nominee must be employed as an assistant/associate athletic trainer at any level/environment.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com .

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

High School Athletic Trainer Award
This is an opportunity to recognize someone in the District on the secondary school level.  This honoree has made a major impact on their communities and institution.  Many of these people may not have had their chance to serve on the District or National levels.  However, their importance has been seen in the state and communities where they reside.  They have contributed to the growth and awareness of the profession of athletic training.  A cash award goes to this recipient.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must currently be a certified member of SEATA for a minimum of 2 years and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state
  • The nominee must currently be employed/working in the high school setting in SEATA and possess a total of 2 years cumulative experience in the setting.

  • If the nominee is employed by a clinic, then at least half of his/her hours must be working in the high school setting.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

Kenny Howard College/University Athletic Trainer Award
This award will recognize an athletic trainer at the college/university level for service to the institution, the community, as well as SEATA.  This person serves many functions in addition to athletic training.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must currently be a certified member of SEATA for a minimum of 2 years and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state
  • The nominee must currently be employed in a college, university or community college setting in SEATA  and possess a total of 2 years cumulative experience in the setting.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

Clinic/Industrial/Corporate Athletic Trainer Award
We will honor an athletic trainer that has represented our profession well in a clinic, industrial or corporate environment.  This venue of service enlightens the public to the many benefits of having an athletic trainer in the workplace.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must currently be a certified member of SEATA for a minimum of 2 years and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state
  • The nominee must currently be employed in a clinic, industrial or corporate environment in SEATA and possess a total of 2 years cumulative experience in the setting.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

Professional Athletic Trainer Award
This honor will recognize an athletic trainer associated with a professional sports team in our district.  This recipient will be an athletic trainer involved in professional sports that represents our profession well and makes athletic training more visible.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must currently be a certified member of SEATA for a minimum of 2 years and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state

  • The nominee must be employed in a professional sport environment and possess a total of 2 years cumulative experience in the setting.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

Nick Pappas Legislative Advocacy Award

Nicholas A. “Nick” Pappas was a dedicated servant to the athletic training profession and had a significant impact on the practice of athletic training across District IX of the NATA.  In honor of his tireless efforts for legislative and governmental affairs initiatives, the SEATA Executive Board creates the Nick Pappas Legislative Advocacy Award.  This award shall recognize dedicated members of the athletic training profession who follow his example of leadership and service in the advancement of the profession.

 

Nominees for this award will be SEATA Members and have demonstrated legislative advocacy and leadership over their careers in ways that reflect Nick's legacy and spirit, including:

  •          Driving the professional excellence in the provision of athletic training services

  •          Developing legislative strategies in organizing grassroots campaign(s)

  •          Promoting advocacy efforts that raise the visibility and influence of the profession.

 

Education/Administration Award
Many athletic trainers serve as educators or in administrative positions.  This award is given to a member that is committed to teaching athletic training skills and functioning in a leadership capacity at an institution.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must currently be a certified member of SEATA for a minimum of 2 years and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state

  • Nominees must show specific evidence of making a significant educational/administrative contribution to the SEATA membership.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

 

 

Sponsors Award
SEATA is very appreciative of our many friends that have supported athletic trainers through the years.  We honor those who have made an impact on our organization through their contributions.

Eligibility

  • This award is open to businesses, medical practices, and organizations that have supported healthcare services above and beyond the expected, in support of athletic trainers in SEATA.
  • Business must be service-oriented, not product-oriented.

  • Must be nominated online.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) is District IX of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole.  This association was first started back in 1950.  Initially comprised of the members of the Southeastern Conference schools, this district is represented by Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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