A variety of awards are available to students in the Athletic Training Program. They are presented at the annual spring banquet. Below is listed the title, monetary amount (if applicable), and selection criteria for each award.
Gary Noble Memorial Athletic Training Club Service Award
Students in the Athletic Training Club are encouraged to embrace volunteerism and service leadership in order to more fully appreciate and develop social responsibility. In this spirit, The Gary Noble Memorial Athletic Training Club Service Award is bestowed upon a student who exhibits exemplary volunteerism for the community (local and at-large) and professional service. A personal plaque is given along with recognition on an Athletic Training Room plaque.
*Club advisors, and one beginning student and one advanced student in the club selected by the advisors, will review award applications.
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James C. Dickerson Outstanding Senior Award
Outstanding graduating senior who epitomizes the strong potential to represent Ball State University and the field of athletic training with pride and excellence throughout his/her career. This student will continue to be an ambassador of Ball State University and the profession of athletic training. A monetary award of $250 is given.
Rex L. Sharp Professional Dedication Award
Epitomizes the student that continually displays and implements those efforts necessary to be a professional in the field of athletic training. The award is given for dedication, knowledge, leadership, and commitment toward a career as a certified athletic trainer. A monetary award of $250 is given.
Richard L. Hoover Cardinal Athletic Training Student Award
Award based on an application process which includes a written essay, academic achievement, and clinical skills which best exemplify the Ball State University Athletic Training Program. A monetary award of $250 is given.
*Application - staff voting
Professional Promise Award
Award given to the ATS who has shown the most progress towards professionalism during his/her time in the program including issues such as skills, academics, dedication, and professionalism.
Sayers “Bud” Miller Inspirational Award
Award to the ATS who goes above and beyond what is asked of him/her and who volunteers him/herself to causes inside and outside of the athletic training profession. This award is given to the ATS who displays enthusiasm, charisma, and instills the love of the profession of athletic training in his/herself and those around him/her.
Most Valuable Athletic Training Student Award
Award given by fellow ATSs to the person who has provided outstanding leadership in the BSU Athletic Training Program and has handled the daily riggers of an ATS with poise, integrity, and professionalism.
Rookie Athletic Training Student Award
Award given to the person who has best exemplified the role of a Ball State ATS during their first year in the athletic training program. This person demonstrates the potential to become an exceptional athletic training professional.
Matthew B. Roush, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Roush, this scholarship is given to a Ball State University senior student or graduate assistant who is pursuing a career in sports medicine. It recognizes a person who will be dedicated to life long learning and becoming an exceptional educator. The student should epitomize those cornerstone qualities exhibited by Dr. Roush. These include kindness, compassion, and selflessness. It honors the exceptional person who makes up the health care professional. This memorial scholarship helps us all to remember the man who had a big smile and an even bigger handshake.
National Athletic Trainers' Association
NATA Research & Education Foundation
Linda Craig Memorial Scholarship