June

Athletic Training Professor to Receive NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Professor Gail Samdperil

News Story: June 15, 2015

News release courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers' Association

DALLAS, June 11, 2015 – Gail Samdperil, EdD, ATC, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Samdperil, a resident of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, is the associate dean at the College of Health Professions and clinical associate professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at thelocal and state levels. These recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer. Candidates must have held the certified athletic trainer (ATC) credential, conferred by the Board of Certification, and have been an NATA member, both for at least 20 years.

“We are always excited to recognize the dedication, excellence, inspirational outlook and commitment of our honorees, and this year is no exception. These recipients serve as role models to their peers and represent some of the best of the best of the athletic training profession, said NATA Honors & Awards Committee Chair Chuck Kimmel, ATC. “We know they will continue to contribute to their place of work and their community at large in ensuring quality of care and optimal health moving into the years ahead.”

The presentation will be made during NATA’s 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in St. Louis on June 25, 2015.


About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 39,000 members of the athletic training profession. Visit www.nata.org.