Dr. Marisa Colston with Dr. Gary Wilkerson backstage at NATA Expo. Dr. Wilkerson was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame at last year’s Expo.

Houston, TX – Dr. Marisa A. Colston, Interim Department Head of Health and Human Performance, was recognized as one of the National Athletic Trainers’s Association’s (NATA) 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (MDAT) award winners.

The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer. MDAT exclusively recognizes NATA members who have been involved in service and leadership activities at the national and district level.

This award acknowledges outstanding dedication and service to the athletic training profession. Candidates for the award must have held the certified athletic trainer credential (ATC), conferred by the Board of Certification, and have been an NATA member, both for at least 20 years.

The presentation was made during NATA’s 68th Clinical Symposium & AT Expo in Houston on June 28, 2017.

Dr. Colston (bottom row, 2nd from left) along side other award winners from NATA Expo.

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