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Honors & Awards

During awareness week the Honor and Awards committee highlighted our Ally Award winners for 2019.  At the Pacific University home football game, Dr. Butler was presented with his award and thanked him for his dedication and advocacy.  Through several social media posts, we also highlighted  Michael “Mick” Koester for his unwavering support of Atheltic Trainers and Safety in School/Youth Sports. 


We are now accepting nominations for 5 OATS Honor and Awards.  This year we have a new award: Golden Pillar.  This award recognizes an individual who demonstrated exceptional commitment, dedication, and devotion to their patients, community, and profession over an extended period of time.   Please review all of our awards and helps us recognize deserving athletic trainers, medical professionals and advocates in Oregon.


  • OATS Hall of Fame

  • OATS Young Professional Award

  • OATS Ally Award

  • OATS Athletic Training Service Award

  • Golden Pillar Award


Nominations for all awards are due by February 1st, 2020.  Awards presented at the District meeting.


CONGRATULATIONS to those who have been honored for their dedication to the profession of Athletic Trainers as well as the Oregon Athletic Trainers Society! The service and leadership they have provided are greatly appreciated and we are honored and privileged to be following in their foot steps. Thank these mentors for all their hard work!

Awards Nomination Forms and Information  >

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Committee Chair

Dana Bates

Committee Members

Brynelle Shafer

Amy West


OATS Hall of Fame

Read Honorees' Bios  >

Class of 2022

Shelly Jones and Erik Kautzky

Class of 2021

Greg Hill

Class of 2019 

Kathi Stotts

Class of 2018 

Erin Cramer, Cari Wood

Class of 2012 

Dave Sherden

Class of 2011 

Tara Lepp

Class of 2010

Jim Wallis

Class of 2009

Deborah Cagle

Inaugural class of 2007

Dean Adams

NWATA Hall of Fame, NATA 25 year award-1997

Russ Cagle

NATA BOC president from 1998-2002

Richard Irvin

NWATA Hall of Fame

Ken Kladnik

NWATA Hall of Fame, NATA Most

Distinguished Athletic Trainer-1997

Jerry Krummel

NWATA Service Award

​NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer

2013  Mark Hoffman, ​Tara Lepp

NATA Preceptor Award

2020 Shelley Jones


NATA Distinguished Athletic Trainer

Cari Wood


NATA SSATC D10 Athletic Trainer of the Year

        Kari Cunningham


NWATA Hall of Fame

2018 Carri Wood


NWATA District Directors Award

2012  Jim Wallis

NWATA Service Award

2017  Greg Hill

2015  Jennifer Krug

2015  Heather Halseth

2010  Jim Wallis, Bryce Gillespie

2009  Jerry Krummel

2006  Shelly Jones

Educator Award (eliminated after 2010)

2010  Dale Isaak, George Fox

2009  Mark Hoffman, Oregon State Univ.

2007  Dave Sherden, Franklin High School

2006  Greg Hill, Linfield

OATS Service Award

2023  Marlee Hansen

2022  Jeffery Kawaguchi

2021  Jennifer Krug

2020  Sam Johnson

2019  Greg Hill

OATS Ally Award

2023  Ryan Petering

2022  Fraser Horn and Jessica Russell

2021  Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists

  James Chesnutt

2020  Richard Lotz

2019  Dr. Brad Butler and Dr. Michael Koester

2018  Dr. Mark Colville


OATS Young Professional Award

2023  Taylor Whitter

2022  Brynelle Shaffer and Ashlee McKay

2021  Megan Sutley
2019  Ryan Rockwood

2018  Dustin Girard

Golden Pillar

2023  George Hollmann

2022  Grace Golden

2021  Louis Osternig and Mike Stevenson

2020  Bryan Painter


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