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2018 SDATA Honors & Awards Recipients

L to R: James Ramos, Riley Waldie, Samantha Lang, Dan Wagner, Dr. Bernadette Olson, Megan Petersen, Kylea Sheley, Dr. Matthew Blake, Sage Robinson-Miller, Jasmine Trimboli

The South Dakota Athletic Trainers’ Associate is proud to recognize and honor the following individuals for their efforts, dedication, and support. Congratulations to all the honors and awards recipients.

Friends of AT:
James Ramos, PA – Avera Orthopedics, Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Matthew Blake – Avera Orthopedics, Sioux Falls, SD

Male Iron Will:
Riley Waldie – University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Samantha Lang – University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Female Iron Will:
Jasmine Trimboli – University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Kylea Sheley – University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

AT Student of the Year:
Megan Petersen – Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

AT Educator of the Year:
Dan Wagner – Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD

Athletic Trainer of the Year:
Sage Robinson-Miller – Black Hills Orthopedic, Sturgis, SD

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee:
Dr. Bernadette Olson – South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

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Save the Date – SDATA Honors & Awards

The annual South Dakota Athletic Trainers’ Association Honors and Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday evening June 6th, 2018 at Ode to Food and Drink, 300 Cherapa Place, in Sioux Falls. Several deserving individuals will be honored at this ceremony. Social hour will begin with a cash bar and hors d’ oeuvres at 6:00pm with presentation of awards to begin at 6:30.

The Honors and Awards ceremony precedes the Avera Sports Medicine Symposium (Thursday and Friday, June 7-8), which will provide opportunity to obtain Category A or EBP continuing education credits. Contact Dustin Gebur (Avera Symposium; dustin.gebur@avera.org) for more information regarding the symposium events.

See you at Ode on the 6th!

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MAATA Quiz Bowl

The SDATA Quiz Bowl Team 1 took 2nd place at the 2018 MAATA Quiz Bowl in La Vista, NE. Sam Naasz of Dakota Wesleyan University, Amanda Ochoa of Presentation College and Christian Bedard of South Dakota State University! Way to go!!

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National Athletic Training Month – Compassionate Care for All

Join us in celebrating the athletic trainer and athletic training profession. March is National Athletic Training Month and this year’s theme is, “Compassionate Care for All”. Please view the various links on this web site to learn more about the SDATA. To learn more about the athletic training profession, please visit the links below:

National Athletic Trainers Association

AT Your Own Risk

Board of Certification

Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Education

Happy National Athletic Training Month!

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SDATA Capitol Hill Day

SDATA leadership and members sponsored a legislative breakfast February 26, 2018. The members met and spoke with many legislators across the state to discuss the profession of athletic training. Pictured are Kacie Mikkelsen, Dustin Gebur (SDATA Vice President), Trevor Roiger (SDATA President), Chris Huot, Randi Christensen (SDATA Secretary), and SDSU athletic training student JD Shape.

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2017 SDATA Award Winners

The SDATA is honored to recognize the following individuals for their hard work in supporting and advancing the athletic training profession in South Dakota. The 2017 SDATA award winners are:

Friends of Athletic Training:

  • Dr. Jonathan Olson – Aberdeen, SD
  • Dr. Bradley Reeves – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Dr. Stephen Foley – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Dr. Keith Baumgarten – Sioux Falls, SD

Male Iron Will:

  • Tayton Vincent – Sioux Valley HS
  • Terry Truex – Orthopedic Institute

Female Iron Will:

  • Shannon Sokolowski – Irene Wakonda HS
  • Darred Nelson – Orthopedic Institute

Athletic Training Student of the Year:

  • Kayla Schaunaman – SDSU

Athletic Training Educator of the Year:

  • Brad Pfeifle – Orthopedic Institute, SDSU

Athletic Trainer of the Year:

  • Steve Fryberger – Pro-PT, Huron School District

Congratulations to all the award winners.

L-R: Dr. Keith Baumgarten, Brad Pfeifle, Steve Fryberger, Terry Truex, Tayton Vincent, Shannon Sokolowski, Darred Nelson, Kayla Schaunaman, Dr. Bradley Reeves
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