Sydney Ringer of Oklahoma Christian University and Scott Anderson of the University of Oklahoma are this year’s honorees
The Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association recently inducted two members to its 2015 Hall of Fame Class. Sydney Ringer of Oklahoma Christian University and Scott Anderson of the University of Oklahoma are this year’s honorees.
Ringer is the head athletic trainer for Oklahoma Christian University as well as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program at The University of Central Oklahoma. As an athletic trainer in Oklahoma, Sydney has served the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association for more than 20 years. She is a past member of the OATA executive committee serving in the office of secretary, vice president and president from 1996-2002.
Anderson is a clinical instructor and the head athletic trainer for the University of Oklahoma. He was one of the few that worked diligently to establish the Oklahoma Athletic Training Practice Act in 1981. This document continues to provide for the governance and the growth of not only the profession of athletic training in Oklahoma, but it also serves the expanding scope of practice of today’s athletic training clinician.
Anderson has worked for decades to improve health and safety in sport on a national level as well. He is the current president of the College Athletic Trainers’ Society and was the co-chair of the NATA’s Task Force for Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes.