Feb 12, 2015
NATA Announces 2015 Hall of Famers

The NATA recently announced its 2015 Hall of Fame class. They include:

Christine Bonci, MS, ATC, LAT, was a former T&C editorial board member. Prior to her passing in 2014, she was a member of the athletic training department at the University of Texas from 1985, most recently as Associate Athletics Director in the Division of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. She was inducted into the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) Hall of Fame in 2011 and named an NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2006.

David Carrier, MA, ATC, is Associate Head Athletic Trainer at Michigan State University and the longtime athletic trainer for the Spartan ice hockey teams. He won the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2005.

Malissa Martin, EdD, ATC, is the Associate Dean and Program Director at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Terrance Noonan, MS, ATC, ART, is currently the Director of Athletic Training Services at the University of Iowa. He authored a T&C article about working well with your boss while Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine at Oklahoma State University.

Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC, is an athletic trainer and associate professor of Health and Human Performance at the University of Montana Western. He recently completed a term as President of the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, was T&C’s Most Valuable Athletic Trainer in 2014. He recently retired following a four-decade career at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ill., and was a former chair of the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee. You can read more about Brian in our feature on him here.

Sandra Janine Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the former associate director of athletic training and rehabilitation at UCLA. She is currently the Co-Director of the Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory at UNC Greensboro. She appeared in the pages of T&C discussing the difference between males and females with regard to ACL tears. You can see the article here.

Thomas Weidner, Phd, ATC, FNATA, is the Chairperson of the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science and Professor of Athletic Training at Ball State University. He is a member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame and has received the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.

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