GHATS Professional Awards

BOBBY GUNN AWARD

In 1990, GHATS established the “Bobby Gunn Award” to honor the accomplishments of one of the first athletic trainers in Texas.  This award is presented to a GHATS member in good standing who has exemplified the professionalism and spirit of this true pioneer of athletic training.  The award represents the member’s commitment of excellence in Sports Medicine and distinguished service to the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers’ Society over the past year.

Criteria for consideration for the Bobby Gunn Award:

  • Nominated by current GHATS member in good standing
  • Current Texas State Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Member of GHATS in good standing
  • Practicing Athletic Trainer with a minimum of 5 years experience

The nomination must be submitted online to the GHATS Awards committee by April 1st.

Bobby Gunn Nomination Form

Past award winners

TOM WILSON AWARD

GHATS established the “Tom Wilson Award” in 1995 as a tribute to Tom’s lifelong passion for athletic training and the Greater Houston area.  Tom was an inspiration while serving at the University of Houston and was responsible for the careers of many GHATS members.  This award serves to remind us of his dedication and service to athletic training, as well as the standards he set for himself and others.

Criteria for consideration for the Tom Wilson Award:

  • Nominated by current GHATS member in good standing
  • Current Texas State Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Member of GHATS in good standing
  • Practicing Athletic Trainer with a minimum of 10 years experience

The nomination must be submitted online to the GHATS Awards committee by April 1st.

Tom Wilson Nomination Form


Past award winners

LOGAN WOOD AWARD

This award, dedicated in 2005, honors Logan Wood, one of the pioneers of athletic training in Texas, especially Houston.  More than all his other causes and goals, Logan had an unrelenting drive and always pushed for Texas to become one of the first states to have licensing credentials for athletic trainers.  The “Logan Wood Award” is presented to a member who has exhibited meritorious service to GHATS.

Criteria for consideration for the Logan Wood Award:

  • Nominated by the GHATS Board
  • Current Texas State Licensed Athletic trainer
  • Member of GHATS in good standing
  • Athletic Trainer with a minimum of 25 years experience

The nomination must be submitted online to the GHATS Awards committee by April 1st.

Logan Wood Nomination Form


Past Award Winners

G”HATS” OFF AWARD

The “G’HATS OFF Award”, previously given as the Meritorious Service Award (2005) is presented to a GHATS member who has exemplified the spirit of athletic training. This award represents the actions an athletic trainer has taken to protect those in his/her care. In recognition of action taken under unusual circumstances, GHATS proudly presents this award to a member in good standing as deemed by the Board.

The nomination must be submitted online to the GHATS Awards committee by April 1st.

G”HATS” OFF Nomination Form

Past Award Winners

**All Awards given based on merit as deemed by the GHATS Board**