2008 student workshop a success

The 2008 Greater Houston Athletic Trainers' Society student athletic trainer workshop was a success. Students from around Houston gathered at Magnolia West High School for the annual student athletic trainer workshop, and the athletic trainers at Magnolia ISD did a great job organizing and offering educational programs for the student athletic trainers. There were over nine hundred students in attendance for the workshop on Jan. 12th with an intense battle in the poster and taping contests. Poster contest winners were in the beginner category, 1st place Allie Stadler - Montgomery High School for Second Impact Syndrome and Concussions and 2nd place Courtney Watson - Cy-Fair High School for Rodeo Injuries. Advanced category winners were 1st place Sarah Bowen - Cy-Falls High School for Diabetes, 2nd place Kacie Gallegos - Cy-Fair High School for Pelvic Avulsion Fractures, and 3rd place Chelsea Perio - Klein Collins High School for Knee Dislocation.We will be looking forward to the student athletic trainer workshop next year at Lamar Consolidated High School.

bobby gunn award

Each year the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers' Society gives a professional athletic trainer this award for the following qualifications:

  • Current Texas  Licensed Athletic Trainer, 
  • Member of GHATS,
  • Practicing Athletic Trainer, 
  • 5 years experience, and
  • Exhibited meritorious service to GHATS in the last 12 months.

This years winner, Kim Faterkowski


Tom Wilson award

Each year the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers' Society gives a professional athletic trainer this award for the following qualifications:

  • Current Texas  Licensed Athletic Trainer, 
  • Member of GHATS,
  • Practicing Athletic Trainer, 
  • 10 years experience, and
  • Exhibited meritorious service to GHATS in the last 12 months.
This years winner, Susan Smith


Professional taping contest

2008 marked the first year of the professionals taping contest. The contest was judged purely on speed. Congratulations Johnny Gomez on your excellent taping skills. Joe will be the holder of the golden butt end tape cup which will be held by the winner of the annual contest.