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Gardner to receive NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Greg Gardner, EdD, ATC, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2018 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Gardner is a clinical professor of athletic training at The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences.

The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. These recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer. Candidates 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 Chair Charlie Thompson, MS, 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 presentation will be made during NATA’s 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in New Orleans on June 28, 2018.