Staff and Students Recieve Awards from State Association
Iowa State athletic training staff and students received several awards at the Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society Annual Meeting last weekend in Iowa City, IA.
Each year, the Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society (IATS) celebrates the hard work and dedication put forth by athletic trainers and athletic training students across the State of Iowa. This year, Iowa State University was fortunate to have three people honored by IATS for their exemplary work and scholarship.
Mark Coberley was named the 2012 IATS College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year. Mark is our Director of Athletic Training and an Associate Athletics Director. He has been actively involved in the athletic training profession for over 20 years and has served in various capacities in IATS, the MAATA, and the NATA including: past member of the NATA Public Relations Committee, past chair of the IATS Governmental Affairs Committee, IATS President, past member of the MAATA Board of Directors, past chair of the State of Iowa Athletic Training Licensing Board, BOC Exam question writer, past chair of the Big 12 Conference Medical Aspects of Sport Committee, and currently serves on the NATA College/University Athletic Trainers Committee. Mark was awarded with the 2011 NATA NCAA Division 1 Head Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.
Matt Mills was one of two people to be awarded the 2012 IATS Graduate Scholarship. Matt is a native of Hartley, Iowa who is finishing up his first year as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer here at Iowa State, providing athletic training services to our Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country teams. Matt is currently studying to complete his Masters of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education from our highly regarded Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies graduate program. He graduated in 2011 from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Health and Sport Studies.
Carly Jones was also one of two undergraduate students to be awarded the 2012 IATS Undergraduate Scholarship. Carly is a native Orland Park, Illinois and will be an Iowa State senior. Carly will be the third year Athletic Training Student working with Women's Soccer for her clinical experience this fall. Carly worked with the Iowa State Football and Wrestling teams last year as a junior. She will also serve as the vice president of Iowa State's Fellowship of Athletic Training Club. Carly's future plans are to attend graduate school for Athletic Training with the ultimate goal of working at a university that has an Athletic Training Education Program.
Congratulations to Mark, Matt, & Carly; our Award and Scholarship winners.