The NDATA recognizes members who make extraordinary contributions to our profession and association at the NDATA State Meeting. The specific awards are described below. To nominate an Athletic Trainer for an award, review the criteria and complete the online application form including a description of why the AT is deserving of this award. The Honors and Awards committee will notify qualified nominees and coordinate collection of supporting documents.
*Applications are accepted December 1st – January 1st.
**2 Letters of Endorsement are required for each award and are due February 1st.
NDATA Hall of Fame
The highest honor a member of the NDATA can receive within the organization is induction into the NDATA Hall of Fame. The NDATA invites members to recognizes Athletic Trainers within the state who have made significant impact in the Athletic Training profession. These Athletic Trainers are recognized for their outstanding contributions in the areas of: service to the local region, state, or nation; education, patient care; research; and leadership.
To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. 25 years of active athletic training in North Dakota; currently licensed in North Dakota or have retired status.
2. 20 years of active athletic training in North Dakota; has been on a state committee or on the Executive Board;
contributed to the profession of athletic training through publication, speaking, or participation in association projects.
3. Deceased NDATA Athletic Trainer, who has not met the length of service requirement, may be considered for induction
based on professional accomplishments and/or service to the athletic training profession in the state of North Dakota.
4. If currently licensed in North Dakota, may be nominated on a write in petition signed by 75% of the association
5. Anyone inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame will automatically be inducted into the NDATA Hall of Fame.
Brenda Potter Excellence in Athletic Training
Brenda Potter exemplified professionalism of an athletic trainer. Brenda’s commitment to athletic training greatly impacted the NDATA and its members. Brenda tragically passed away in 2021, however her leadership and commitment can still be used to guide NDATA members.
The Brenda Potter Excellence in Athletic Training Award goes to an NDATA member that has shown commitment to improving the profession of athletic training. This commitment may be a single significant event or an accumulation of work over time. The NDATA invites members to members to nominate eligible and deserving candidates for this prestigious honor to be recognized for their contributions to the profession of Athletic Training.
To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
1. Good standing in NDATA or retired status.
NDATA Service Award
The NDATA Service Award goes to a person or entity that is not an athletic trainer and that has shown a commitment to improving the profession of athletic training in North Dakota. Examples of award nominees are individual physicians, mental health professionals, governmental affairs advocates, health care facilities, athletic directors, or anyone that may support athletic training. The NDATA invites members to nominate eligible and deserving candidates for this prestigious honor to be recognized for their contributions to the profession of Athletic Training.