Young Professionals' Distinction Award
This is the newest award given by SEATA. It is designed to recognize a young professional athletic trainer that has positively impacted the athletic training profession at the state and district level. This award is unique to District IX young professionals and explores the depth and breadth of character, service, and professionalism. An award, including complimentary basic registration for the SEATA Clinical Symposium and Members' Meeting, goes to this recipient.
2020 Cynthia Marra, MS, LAT, ATC, OTC
2019 Ashley Morgan, MAT, ATC
2018 Dara Moak, LAT, ATC
2017 LeKyndra Sherrill Smith, MS, LAT, ATC
LINKS & INFORMATION
The candidate must be considered a "young professional" at the time of nomination (first 12 years of certification).
The nominee must currently be a certified member or certified student member of NATA and SEATA and licensed to practice Athletic Training in their respective state.
The nominee must have a NPI number.
The nominee must have three years of experience and membership in NATA and SEATA for a minimum of three years.
Current members of the District IX Young Professionals' Committee (YPC) are not eligible; past members are eligible.
Must complete nomination form and submit one to three letters of recommendation online.
Individuals may not receive this award twice.
This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.
District IX Young Professionals' Distinction Award