Reports, Presentations, Information Donation Forms District Chair & State Representative Materials

Scholarship Information

Grant/Award Programs

The Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association

NATA Foundation District V Chair Iowa Representative
W. David Carr, PhD, ATC
District 5 Chair, 2017 (1)


Kansas Representative Missouri Representative

Rich Bomgardner
Athletic Training Education Coordinator
Wichita State University
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies
1845 Fairmont, Campus Box 16
Wichita, KS 67260-0016
Office - 316-978-5981
Fax - 316-978-5451
Cell - 316-640-1481

Michelle Boyd
Truman State University
Head Athletic Trainer
125 Pershing Building
Kirksville, MO  63501 

1707 E. LaHarpe
Kirksville, MO 63501-5722
(660) 785-7364
Fax: 660-785-4166

Nebraska Representative North Dakota Representative

Mary Robotham
4111 R Street
Omaha, NE 68107-3122

George Judd, Jr.
Valley City State University
101 SW College Street
Valley City, ND  58072 

633 Chautauqua Blvd.
Valley City, ND 58072

Oklahoma Representative South Dakota Representative

Tona Palmer
Oklahoma State University
711 S. Knoblock
Stillwater, OK  74075 

1207 S Mansfield
Stillwater, OK 74074
Fax: 405-744-6756

Mary Zwart
South Dakota State University
Box 2820
Brookings, SD 57007
Fax: 605-688-5999
Scholarship Committee Representative Free Communications Committee Member

Chad Keller, MSEd, ATC, LAT
Division of Health and Exercise Science
2030 College Way
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, Kansas 66062
(913) 971-3263 (office)

Melanie L. McGrath, PhD, ATC
University of Nebraska-Omaha
562 Briggs St.
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 554-3252 – Phone

At Large Director  

Phillip Vardiman, PhD, ATC
At Large Director, 2017 (1)


District 5
Free Communications Award Winners

2009 - Master's Poster Winner
Emily Schlitz, ATC, LAT, University of Northern Iowa, "Psychometrics of Ankle Self-report Survey (PASS)"

2007 - Undergraduate Poster Winner
Edward S. Ericksen, University of Northern Iowa, "Computer Adaptive Memory Test Maintains Decision Accuracy, Reduces Test Length"

2014 District 5 Scholarship Winners
scholarships totaling $6,900

Entry Level Masters

Crystal Rush

University of Nebraska-Omaha

NATA Foundation Scholarship by MAATA Athletic Trainers' Student Leadership Council
Entry Level

Maria Backes

Truman State University

Jerry Rhea Scholarship by Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Scholarship Fund

Entry Level

Charlotte Walter

University of Mary

NATA Foundation Scholarship by Johnson & Johnson

All District 5 Scholarship Recipients 1991-2013

District 5 Grant Recipients
10 grants totaling $30,620.00

2014 Rachel Walker, LAT, ATC
University of Iowa
Effect of Sleep Quality and Weight Bearing Activity on Quadriceps Muscle Function Following ACL Reconstruction"
Louis R. Osternig, PhD, Research Endowment
2007 Stephen Hermann, ATC, LAT
University of Northern Iowa
“Development and Validation of a Movement and Activity in Physical Space (MAPS) Score as a Functional Outcome Measure"
Osternig Master's Research Grant Program
2007 Samantha Lynne Sweet, BS, LAT, ATC
University of Northern Iowa
“Population Based Estimates of Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Damage”
Osternig Master's Research Grant Program
2006 Emily Schlitz, BA, ATC, LAT
University of Northern Iowa
“Psychometrics of Ankle Self Reported Surveys (PASS)”
Osternig Master's Research Grant Program
2005 Nicole L. Craig, BA
University of Northern Iowa
“Validation of Accelerometers as a Measure of Knee Dysfunction and Recovery”
Osternig Master's Research Grant Program
2005 Paul Buchheit, BA, ATC
University of Northern Iowa
"Psychometric Rasch Evaluation of Shoulder Scales"
Osternig Master's Research Grant Program
2004 Kristin Stoneberg, ATC
University of Northern Iowa
“The Contribution of Socioeconomic Status and Maturity to Injury Risk in Youth Soccer”
Osternig Master's Research Grant Program

Jeffrey A. Potteiger, PhD
University of Kansas Center for Research
"Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Anterior Compartment Pressure During Rest and Exercise"
General Research Grant Program

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Marchell Austin, EdD, ATC
University of Nebraska at Omaha
"Factors Affecting Perceived Continuing Education Needs of Certified Athletic Trainers"
General Research Grant Program


Mike Anderson
University of Oklahoma
"Effects of Eccentric Hamstring Training and Agility Training on Agility and Incidence of Hamstring Strains"
General Research Grant Program

Last updated 01/10/2015

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