Jan 29, 2015Hall of Fame Inducts Four
The NATA Hall of Fame induction ceremony is always one of the highlights of the convention. Four new members were inducted this year–here’s the rundown:
Randy Biggerstaff, MS, ATC, LAT, oversees the Health and Fitness Science department and serves as Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Training Education Program Director at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. He and his athletic training staff are responsible for 48 sports. Prior to Lindenwood, Biggerstaff was the owner, founder, and president of sports medicine clinics across the Midwest, including St. Louis Sports Medicine Clinic. His leadership and ongoing work with the NATA’s Clinical and Emerging Practices Athletic Trainers’ Committee to advance athletic trainers in the clinical setting is a primary reason he landed on the 2010 list of NATA Hall of Fame inductees.
Lynn Bott, MS, ATC, LAT, is Director of Sports Medicine and an instructor at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. Prior to arriving at Baker, Bott worked for 28 years at the University of Kansas, where an endowed scholarship for the school’s athletic training education program bears his name. In 2009, he was inducted into the university’s Athletic Training Education Hall of Fame and the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame, and was named the NAIA Athletic Trainer of the Year. In 2005, he received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award and was inducted into the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame.
Frank Walters, PhD, ATC, is Director of Sports Medicine and Wellness Programs for Broward Health in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He oversees an outreach program that includes 28 athletic trainers at 23 Broward County high schools and directs a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, diabetes education, and wellness center with approximately 1,500 members and 17 employees. Before that, he was the coordinator for athletic health care services in the department of athletics for Washington, D.C., public schools. His longtime work to develop athletic health care service in the school system was a primary reason he was selected for the 2010 NATA Hall of Fame inductee class.
Keith Webster, MA, ATC, is Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. Previously, Webster served 10 years on the NATA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, before working nine more years as chair of that committee. During his tenure, several U.S. states adopted new legislation or revised existing laws related to athletic training. Webster is currently on the board of directors for the NATA Political Action Committee. For nearly five years, he has been involved with the University of Kentucky Advocacy Network, which lobbies for the university’s initiatives.
From all of us at T&C, congratulations to the new Hall of Famers!
(Biographical information provided by the NATA)