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.

2021        Peggy Bratt, LAT, ATC, EMT-IV
                Scott Byrd, LAT, ATC

2020        None


2019        None

2018        None

2017        Amanda Andrews Benson, PhD, LAT, ATC


​​2016        John Anderson, MEd, ATC

                Patricia M. Tripp, PhD, ATC, CSCS


​​2015        Gerard White, MEd, ATC

2014        Rodney Brown, ATC
               Donna Wesley, MS, ATC, LAT
               Mike Wilkinson, MS, ATC, LAT


The nomination period for the 2018 SEATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award  will close on December 31st.





  • Minimum of 11 years as a certified member working or living in District IX.

  • Minimum at least 15 years of service in the profession.

  • Nominated by a certified member in District IX.

  • All forms must be completed and returned to the SEATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Committee Chair by December 15th prior to the induction year.

  • A Certified Athletic Trainer being nominated cannot solicit or influence the selection process.

  • A nominee is eligible for re-nomination if the previous nomination was unsuccessful.  All nominations will be kept on file by the Chair for three years.  If after three years, a candidate is not elected, the candidate must be re-nominated and a new application must be received by the Chair.

  • Members of the SEATA Hall of Fame are not eligible for the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.


District Service

  • SEATA Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting, Athletic Training Student Symposium or Athletic Training Educators Conference Attendance

(2 pts each for a maximum of 30)


  • SEATA Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting, Athletic Training Student Symposium or Athletic Training Educators Conference Chair/Coordinator

(3 pts each per year, maximum of 21)


  • SEATA Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting, Athletic Training Student Symposium or Athletic Training Educators Conference Speaker

(5 per presentation, maximum of 15)


  • SEATA Standing Committee Membership (2 pts per committee, per year served/+1 if chair, maximum of 14 for committee membership + 7 maximum for chair)


  • SEATA Ad Hoc Committee or Task Force Chair/Co-chair

(2 pts each, maximum of 8)

  • Recipient of SEATA Honors and Awards

(6 pts each)


  • SEATA Annual Executive Board Meetings Attendance as State Organization President/Representative or SEATA Parliamentarian in conjunction with SEATA Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting

(2 pts each)


  • SEATA Elected Officer Positions (4 pts per year served, per Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer position, 5 pts per year served, per District Director or President position), Parliamentarian

(1 pt per year served)

  • State President (1 pt per year served)

  • Other service to SEATA (maximum of 10)


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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