Justin Clark, Abilene High School Athletic Trainer from Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, recently received the Emerging Leader Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) State Association Advisory Committee (SAAC). NATA formally recognizes leaders in the athletic training profession at the state level through this award. The award requires the recipient to be a NATA member in good standing and with current certification.
The award is presented to a NATA member, within their first 10 years of athletic training service, who: innovates and inspires ideas; demonstrates the highest level of service, integrity, professionalism, and competence; raises the visibility and influence of the profession; actively shares responsibility and motivates others to accomplish higher levels of commitment to state service; and collaborates with other entities and organizations for the betterment of the state association.
Clark is also the Treasurer of the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS). It is the mission of KATS to help assure top quality health care to the physically active in Kansas, and to promote and increased awareness of the profession of athletic training to the citizens of the state of Kansas. March is National Athletic Training Month.