SLU AT Faculty Member Honored by NATA
Kitty Newsham, Ph.D., ATC, an associate professor in Saint Louis University's athletic training program, has received the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer
Newsham was one of 15 individuals to be given the award this year. She was honored
during the 2016 NATA Convention in Baltimore, MD in June.
The award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment
to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and professional activities as an athletic
We are fortunate to have such an outstanding athletic trainer, teacher and scholar
at Saint Louis University."
Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., Athletic Training Program Director
Recipients of the award have been involved in service and leadership activities at
both the national and community levels.
"There are some very impressive names on the list of award recipients," Newsham said.
"I was surprised when I received my nomination. It is quite an honor to be included
in this group."
In order to receive this award, each winner was first nominated by a peer and supported
by three professional advocates. A review committee then evaluated each nominee's
service on a national and regional level. It weighed leadership positions and the
impact of each nominee's activities and service to the profession. To even be considered,
a nominee must be a certified member of the NATA for at least 20 years.
Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program Director Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D.,
ATC, was excited to see Newsham's hard work and dedication honored by the NATA.
"We are fortunate to have such an outstanding athletic trainer, teacher and scholar
at Saint Louis University," he said.