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.

2019

Melissa Chastang, MS, ATC

2018

Justin Wenzel, MA, ATC

2017

Reggie L. Stone, MA, LAT, ATC

2016

Michelle S. Collins, MS, ATC, LAT

2015

Justin Bland, ATC 

Rod Scott, ATC

2014

Ben Stollberg, ATC

2013

Vanessa Abrams, ATC

2012

Lori Moss, ATC

2011

Melissa Thompson, PhD, ATC

 

2010

James Masters, ATC

 

2009

Gary Beatty, ATC

 

2008

Shaun Duhe, ATC

 

2007

Andy Grubbs, ATC

 

2006

Barbara Naquin, ATC

 

2005

Steve Bryant, ATC

 

2004

Laura Klink, ATC

2003

Gene Patterson, ATC

2002

John Morr, ATC

 

 

 

LINKS & INFORMATION

 

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.

SEATA Awards Nomination Form

2001

Kurt Behrhorst, ATC

2000

Andy Barker, ATC

1999

Jeff Allen, ATC

1998

Mike Dillon, ATC

1997

Arnold Gamber, ATC

1996

Joni Johnson, ATC

1995

Randy McGuire, ATC

1994

Ed Harris, ATC

1993

Sherry Semenick, ATC

1992

Rick Baker, ATC 

Carndall Woodson, ATC

1991

Kevin Mangum, ATC

1990

Mike Rollo, ATC

1989

Sue Stanley, ATC

1988

Billy Brooks, ATC

1987

Jim Mackie, ATC

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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Thibodaux, LA  70302

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