Jul 13, 2015
Into the Hall

Thursday afternoon brought with it a new class inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame. What a special 2015 class. Each member has and continues to make a mark on the athletic training profession. The NATA did a fantastic job of honoring each inductee with a video tribute, and their individual speeches were touching and heartfelt. Congratulations to all!

Without further ado, here is a list of this year’s 2015 Hall of Fame class: 

Christine Bonci, MS, ATC, LAT (posthumously): Co-Director, Division of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine and Associate Athletics Director at the University of Texas. Tina’s acceptance speech was given by Texas Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine LaGwyn Durden, and her sisters accepted her green jacket. Tina was a frequent contributor to T&C, and the profession will sorely miss her voice. 


David Carrier, MA, ATC: Associate Head Athletic Trainer (men’s ice hockey), Michigan State University


Malissa Martin, EdD, ATC: Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Assessment/Graduate Program Director, Rocky Mountain University


Terrance Noonan, MS, ATC, LAT: Director of Athletic Training Services, University of Iowa


Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC: Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance, University of Montana Western


Brian Robinson, MS, ATC: Adjunct Faculty Member at Northern Illinois University, former Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ill. Brian was named our 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer. Check out his story here


Sandra Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA: Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


Thomas Weidner, PhD, ATC, FNATA: Chairperson of the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science and Professor of Athletic Training, Ball State University



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