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Welcome to SWATA,
the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association.

We are a subdivision of NATA, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Our goal is to provide networking opportunities, tools, and resources specific to ATs in the southern region. Once you join NATA, you will automatically have access to all of the insider information provided by SWATA and our athletic trainers here in Texas and Arkansas.


2019 SWATA Award Winners


Stephanie Jevas-Roegels, PhD, LAT, ATC, Program Director for TCU has been selected for the Frank Medina Award for significant contributions throughout her career to the athletic training profession.


Ken Cole, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer for Southern Arkansas University was recently selected to the SWATA Hall of Fame for his dedicated service,
past achievements, and professional contributions that have furthered the advancement of the SWATA and the athletic training profession.


Laura Kunkel, EdD, ATC, LAT, PES Clinical Associate Professor for The University of Texas at Arlington was nominated and voted by the membership as the 2019 Eddie Wojecki Award for outstanding contributions to the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association over the past two years.

Bobby Gun Unsung Hero Award: James ’Bubba’ Wilson
James Dodson New Horizon Award: Kendall Goldberg
John Harvey Humanitarian Award: Jenna Tubbs
Honorary Membership: Dr. James Bothwell
Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer: Brian Farr, Scott Galloway, Darrell ’Red’ Ganus, Rob Sandmann, David Traylor
Excellence in Athletic Training: S. Andrew Cage, Jacqueline Foley, Scott Galloway, Joe Martinez, Kristin Salinas

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