Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNATA, was recently inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. NATA is a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession. They have shaped the profession through their noteworthy accomplishments and dedication to service, leadership and professionalism.
From the NATA 2017 Hall of Fame site:
"MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNATA, is currently the director of research for the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at the University of Florida and also serves as the athletic trainer at a small private high school in Gainesville. An expert in spine-injured patient care, Horodyski has been published more than 100 times in peer-reviewed journals and was selected as one of only five non-physicians to join the Cervical Spine Research Society. She has served in leadership roles with NATA as vice president, District Nine director, NATA Research & Education Foundation vice president and her current role as chair of the Executive Committee for Education. Additionally, she held the positions of president and secretary/treasurer for the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA). Horodyski has received countless honors including the SEATA Hall of Fame, Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida Hall of Fame and NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer and Athletic Trainer Service Awards and Fellows status."
You can also view Dr. Horodyski's acceptance speech via the NATA's Vimeo site
- Her speech begins around the 34:00 mark