The mission of the TATS Honors and Awards Committee is to recognize and honor TATS members and advocates of Athletic Training who have displayed exceptional effort to use their talents and expertise to promote the athletic training profession and represent TATS in the highest manner.

Call For Nominations

The Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society Honors & Awards Committee is pleased to announce its call for nominations for all TATS Awards for 2016. Award categories include the following:

  • Sports Medicine Person of the Year
  • Joe Worden Clinic / Professional Athletic Trainer Award
  • Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer Award
  • Eugene Smith / Mickey O’Brien College Athletic Trainer Award
  • Backbone Award
  • Jerry Robertson Educator Award
  • Corporate Award
  • Lifesaver Award
  • TATS Hall of Fame (This requires a separate nomination process - See Below.)

The 2016 TATS Honors & Awards will be presented to our honored recipients at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium held on January 16th & 17th, 2016. To submit a nomination for a deserving individual, follow the links below to the online nomination forms. The deadline for nominations is November 15th, 2015.

Additionally, the TATS Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training Student of the Year awards. The recipient of the Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training Student of the Year Award will each receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. The applications for all Student of the Year awards can be found by visiting the Scholarship Committee Page.

Thank you in advance for your nomination and we look forward to hearing of all the amazing work that athletic trainers have been doing throughout Tennessee this year.

Submit An Awards Nomination

2016 Honor & Awards Nominations

2016 Hall of Fame Nominations

2016 Athletic Training Student of the Year Applications