Honors and Awards - Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS)

Honors and Awards


(Parkinson, Mohney, Ford, Willson, McGuire, & Stonerock, 2018)
Congratulations to the 2018 MATS Honorees who received their awards at the MATS Annual Honors and Awards Luncheon on June 15 in East Lansing, MI. 
Thomas A. Ford MS, AT, ATC of Oakland University and Jeffery K. Willson MA, AT, ATC  were inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame. 
Michael Miller PhD, AT, ATC of Western Michigan University and Gretchen Mohney MA, AT, ATC of Wayne State University were awarded the MATS Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.
Beth McGuire MA, AT, ATC of Central Michigan University and Mark Stonerock AT, ATC of Marquette General Hospital received the MATS ATheltic Training Service Award.
Nicholas Parkinson MEd, AT, ATC of Henry Ford Health System was this years recipient of the MATS Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award. 
Brian Wiese MS, AT, ATC of Central Michigan University received recognition as MATS Outstanding Young Professional. 
Congratulations also to the 2018 MATS Scholarships recipients Rebecca Carson (Saginaw Valley State University) and Morgan Schmidt (Northern Michigan University). 




The Michigan Athletic Trainers Society awards the following honors:
  • Hall of Fame
  • Distinguished Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Training Service Award
  • Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award
  • Outstanding Young Professional

For award criteria, please view application material HERE

Applications must be electronically submitted NO LATER THAN March 31. Completed application packets should be emailed to mats.honors@gmail.com


The Honors and Awards committee is chaired by Jeremy Marra, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS and has the following Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain the Hall of Fame.
  2. Coordinate with History and Archives Chairperson a record of all Michigan award and scholarship winners from the NATA, District and Michigan.
  3. Communicate the guidelines to the membership (in the fall newsletter) of the selection process for prospective Hall of Fame, Distinguished Athletic Trainer and Service Awards candidates.
  4. Distribute biographical data sheets to all nominees.
  5. Collect and review all biographical data sheets.
  6. Submit a list to the Executive Board of all nominees for the purpose of discussing and selecting the recipient(s) for the awards. Identify for the Executive Board previous award winners who may be eligible for nomination of District and National awards.
  7. Present award(s) [NATA, District and State] at the Annual Golf Outing/Hall of Fame dinner.
  8. Provide Certificates of Appreciation to recipients identified by the Executive Board, and to Committee Chairpersons upon resignation.
  9. Prepare memorial resolutions for the newsletter.
  10. Coordinate any MATS Scholarship Award.



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