Fairmont State's head athletic trainer Bob Cable has been selected to receive the National Athletic Trainers' Association's 2010 Division II Head Athletic Trainer of the Year award.
This honor recognizes the outstanding efforts of a certified athletic trainer employed in the collegiate setting at a Division II university. NATA's College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee (CUATC) selects a winner based on active community and campus involvement; volunteer service; national, district and state athletic training association participation; promotion of the profession; and exceptional performance in the role of collegiate athletic trainer.
"Bob is richly deserving of the award," said NATA College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee Chair Charlie Thompson, MS, ATC. "He has dedicated his career to providing quality health care services to collegiate athletes and has worked tirelessly toward the betterment of the athletic training profession."
"It's an honor to be considered, let alone with it," Cable said. "It's just one of those things where you keep your head down and keep working hard -- this is not something I ever expected."
"On behalf of the entire athletic department and all of the student-athletes Bob has worked with over the years, we are so proud for Bob to be recognized at the highest level for his work here at Fairmont State," said Rusty Elliott, Fairmont State athletic director. "Anyone who has been associated with our athletic department for the last two decades knows of his efforts and contributions and understands what a tremendous asset he is for Fairmont State University."
The CUATC awards presentation will be made June 24, 2010, at NATA's 61st Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Philadelphia.
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