The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) recently awarded OPA’s own Lynne Young, ATC, MEd, ITAT its prestigious “Outstanding Athletic Training Service Award.”
The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. Award recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer.
“This award is a huge honor,” says fellow OPA athletic trainer Mary Perez.”It’s national recognition for all she’s done for the athletic training profession here in Anchorage and throughout the state.”
Around the Southcentral Athletic scene, Lynne is a well-known presence, as shown here on a KTUU Channel 2 sports profile. In addition to serving athletes and their families every day, she is a tireless crusader for concussion and injury prevention in Alaska.
Over the years, Young has established athletic trainers in area high schools, shared her skills with countless community organizations and been instrumental in Alaska passing concussion legislation as well as state licensure requirements for athletic trainers.
Young’s other recent awards include a regional Outstanding Athletic Training Service Award the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association. In addition, as the leader of OPA”s athletic training team, Young played an integral role in the company’s 2014 Gold Pan Award For Distinguished Community Service from the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
Lynne will be officially honored during NATA 2016 Clinical Symposia in Baltimore this June.