AT director recognized by national organization

Ron H. Walker, director of TU’s athletic training program, has been named one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipients. Walker is a clinical associate professor at The University of Tulsa.

The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer. The award exclusively recognizes NATA members who have been involved in service and leadership activities at the national and district level.

This award acknowledges outstanding dedication and service to the athletic training profession. Candidates for the award must have held the certified athletic trainer (ATC) credential conferred by the Board of Certification and have been an NATA member, both for at least 20 years.

“We are always excited to recognize the dedication, excellence, inspirational outlook and commitment of our honorees, and this year is no exception. These recipients serve as role models to their peers and represent some of the best of the best of the athletic training profession,” said NATA Honors & Awards Committee Chairman Chuck Kimmel, ATC. “We know they will continue to contribute to their place of work and their community at large in ensuring quality of care and optimal health moving into the years ahead.”

The award will be presented during NATA’s 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in St. Louis, Mo., on June 25.