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Distinguished Service

This award recognizes a member of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association (WATA) for his/her service to the WATA and/or outstanding contribution to the profession of athletic training at the local, state, regional and/or national level.

2016 Distinguished Service Award Winner Mary LaRue

2016 Distinguished Service Award Winner Mary LaRue

2016 Distinguished Service Award Winner Kenny  Wilka.

2016 Distinguished Service Award Winner Kenny Wilka.

Recipients will be honored at the WATA Awards Banquet, as part of the WATA Annual Meeting and Symposium.

A plaque about 8" x 11" bearing the outline of the state of Wisconsin will be presented to each award recipient.

The WATA need not award this honor every year.

Distinguished Service Award Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of active membership in the WATA.
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
  • Service and/or contributions to the WATA and/or the athletic training profession at the local, state, regional and/or national level.

Nomination Procedure

Complete and submit the Awards Nomination Form. You will need to include a letter of nomination detailing the nominee's qualifications for this award, as well as a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.

Previous WATA Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2016

Mary LaRue

Robert Stow

2012

Heidi Gutschow

John Lachacz

2011

Jill Murphy

2010

Greg Vargamini

2009

Jay Davide

2007

Joseph Greene

Michael Moll

Michael Van Veghel

Russell DeLap

 

2005

Scott Doberstein

Joe Olzewski

Dino Laurenzi

2004

Ryan Berry

2002

Dan Trampf

2001

Tim McGuine

1999

Henry Perez-Guerra

1997

Jeff Oliphant

1994

Dan Davis

1990

Dan Campbell

Jerry Nauert

1988

Dennis Helwig

1987

Brad Sherman

1986

Charlie Crandall