March 22, 2011
Assistant professor named athletic trainer of the year
Baldwin City, Kan. — Mark Stutz, assistant professor and chair of the department of health, sport, and human performance at Baker University, has been selected as the Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society. The annual award is given to the athletic trainer who has positively impacted athletic training in Kansas throughout the year.
Stutz received the award on March 18 at the MidAmerica Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium in Omaha, Neb.
Stutz serves as chair of the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society’s College/University Athletic Training Student Committee, is a member of the MidAmerica Athletic Trainers’ Association’s CUATSC and serves on the MAATA annual meeting planning committee.
“While I am grateful for this honor, my greatest reward comes from interacting with students in athletic training throughout Kansas,” Stutz said. “I enjoy working with them to develop student programming at conferences as well as introducing them to leadership opportunities on the state, regional and national levels. Most of all, I enjoy seeing their passion for athletic training ignited by the activities and opportunities they are provided.”