CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The NATABOC Research and Education Foundation has posted and began accepting applications for their 2015 scholarships. The RMATA utilizes the applications submitted for the NATABOC Foundation scholarships to award scholarships at the district level, so there is a good opportunity for several students to be awarded a scholarship. In 2014, nearly 70% of students in the RMATA that applied for these scholarships were awarded money from either the NATABOC Research and Education Foundation or the RMATA. The 2015 scholarship instructions and requirements are included in the link below.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS, 2015 RMATA ANNUAL MEETING
The RMATA Convention Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for sessions and workshops for the 2015 Conference in Mesa, Arizona (April 9-12, 2015).
To submit, please save the submission form as “2015 Speaker Proposal – your last name” by using the "save as" feature in adobe reader and send via email to Jim Turk, Programming Subcommittee Chair at email@example.com. Data can be typed into this form and that data will be saved. Priority will be given to those proposals received by October 15, 2014.
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2015 RMATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium. Decisions will be made on or around November 1, 2014. You will be contacted at that time with further details. Should you have any questions, please contact the Programming Subcommittee chair, Jim Turk.
RENEW YOUR NATA MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
October 1st is behind us and it is now time to start thinking about next year's membership with the NATA. There are lots of benefits and payment options, so sign up now!
NOMINATE TODAY WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME
There is still time! Nominate a deserving colleague or athletic training student today. Celebrate the efforts of our District 7 ATs! NATA Honors and Awards
LAS CRUCES IS A SAFE CITY
All 4 High Schools in Las Cruces, NM were awarded 1st Designation of the Safe Sports School Award.
The schools and ATs are Centennial HS (Daryl Wooten), Las Cruces HS (Anita Reta), Mayfield HS (Tracie Stone) and Onate HS (Omar Fercha). Here's the article to prove it. This award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. To learn if your school meets the Safe Sports School criteria, click here.
AWARDS GIVEN AT NEW MEXICO ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Several AT’s were presented with awards at the NMATA’s 2014 Clinical Symposium.
Rex Bullard was inducted into the NMATA Hall of Fame, Kim Brock and Jose Barron
were presented with Outstanding Service Awards, Mike O’Larey was awarded the Most Distinguished AT and Missy Archibek the 20 Year Service Award.
AT STUDENTS RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Several RMATA Athletic Training Students received special recognition at the NATA Annual Symposium in Indianapolis during the Pinky Newell Scholarship and Student Leadership Breakfast this June.
Kiyun Lynch from the University of New Mexico received the Warren Lee Memorial Scholarship. Claire Ely of Weber State University accepted the Pete Demers Scholarship sponsored by the PHATS. Michelle Galvin, University of Utah took home the NATA Foundation Scholarship sponsored by the PBATS, while her classmate Katherine Hughes received the Gary Delforge Reunion Scholarship: Honoring Alumni of the University of Arizona and AT Still University. Christopher Toone, University of Utah accepted the Gary Delforge Scholarship and Andre Fario de Filho of Fort Lewis College received the NATA’s Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award.
UTAH'S IRON COUNTY ADDS AT SERVICES IN HIGH SCHOOLS The Iron County School District added AT services for 3 of their schools. Check out the news article.
75 NEW MEXICO HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETE IN AT CHALLENGE Aztec High School hosted the 15th Annual NMAA HS AT Challenge on April 27.
The 15th Annual NMAA HS AT Challenge was held April 27th at Aztec High School. Over 75 HS AT students competed across written and oral/practical exams. Centennial HS was awarded the NMAA State Championship followed by Gadsden HS in 2nd and El Dorado HS in 3rd. The top 3 individual finishers were Aliana Munoz of Gadsden HS, Monica Lopez of Centennial HS and Dimitri Viramontes of Santa Teresa HS. AT’s from across the state and AT students from the University of New Mexico and Fort Lewis College were on hand to help with the event.
COLORADO TO HOST VARIOUS AT ACTIVITIES
The 1st Annual International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress will be held June 13-14 in Boulder, CO.
The Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine Foundation will hold their 2nd annual symposium August 8-9 in Durango, CO at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Registration
The Colorado Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Annual Spring Symposium and Business Meeting will be held on May 31st- June 1. Check the COATA website for upcoming details.
Fort Lewis College will host their 2014 High School Athletic Training Camp July 18-20. For more information or to register: http://www.goskyhawks.com/sports/2013/11/20/Camps.aspx or contact Meghan Powell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NESBITT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
Northern Arizona University Athletic Training recently awarded the 2014 Michael E. Nesbitt Scholarship to Ben Kmetz and the ATEP Program award to Kim Rodgers. (Ben Kmetz pictured below)
ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOLS HOLD AT OLYMPICS
Salpointe Catholic and Tucson Magnet High Schools held an Athletic Training Olympics to promote NATM2014. Students participated in both educational and competitive activities.
AIA MEMBER SCHOOLS RECEIVE FREE BASELINE CONCUSSION TESTING
The Barrow Concussion Network (BCN) will be implementing several important changes for the 2014-2015 school year, including FREE baseline testing for ALL AIA member schools and training sessions for all athletic trainers. Detailed information about the BCN can be found at: http://www.azata.net/Resources/Documents/BCN%202014-2015.pdf
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY HONORS MIKE NESBITTNorthern Arizona University will celebrate the career of Mike Nesbitt during the NAU v. Eastern Washington football game on Saturday, October 25. For more information please contact email@example.com
Northern Arizona University will honor long time Athletic Trainer Mike Nesbitt during homecoming weekend October 24-25 2014.
HIGH SCHOOL AT’s FROM RMATA STATES HIGHLIGHTED
High School AT’s from RMATA states were highlighted in a recent article in the Daily Herald. This article comes after a successful District 7 (RMATA) annual meeting. The article entitled, Tough Issues Face High School Athletic Trainers From Intermountain Region, highlights common concerns among Secondary School AT’s including concussion, environmental and lightening protocols along with common conflicts and values. Daily Herald Article
FACEBOOK WEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST
The RMATA Facebook Page has teamed up with AT Matt Webber and www.athletictraininghistory.com to offer a weekly trivia contest. Make sure to “like” the page and get in on the action! Click here for the Facebook page.
RMATA QUIZ BOWL CHAMPIONS
The top 3 finishers at the 2014 RMATA Quiz Bowl were Metro State , University of Utah and Fort Lewis College. The Metro State team will represent District 7 at the NATA Quiz Bowl this summer.
RMATA REMEMBERS FRANK FREEMAN
RMATA Honorary Member and part of the Cramer Family, Frank Freeman passed away recently. Frank and his support of the athletic training profession will be greatly missed.