The Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award was created to recognize Mr. Robert “Bobby” Gunn, one of the true pioneers in athletic training and the instrumental role he has played in the profession.  To be eligible for the Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award, the applicant must be a NATA student member (undergraduate or entry-level graduate) who has never attended NATA’s Annual Convention.  This award provides a deserving student member financial assistance to attend NATA’s annual convention:  1) NATA Registration Fee Waiver; 2) $1,000 travel related expenses ($500 each from NATA and SEATA).

Robert “Bobby” Gunn SEATA Award





Instructions:  Student(s) must complete an APPLICATION, which includes biographical information and a one‐page essay.  Essay is to include your involvement in athletic training, and a clear understanding of Bobby Gunn’s impact on the athletic training profession.  (For more on Bobby Gunn, see the April 2007 edition of the NATA News, available online at in the members‐only section.) 


RETURN BY  March 1st TO:

Steven Patterson Ed.D, LAT, ATC

All entries MUST be received by midnight, March 15th to be considered.



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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