Mary Washington Athletic Trainer Wins Service Award



Mary Washington Athletic Trainer Wins Service Award

Ian Rogol, Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Mary Washington, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Athletic Training Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).  This award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels.  Recipients must have a minimum of 20 years of service to NATA to be considered. Mr. Rogol has served UMW since 2010.  Prior to 2010 he worked as Head Athletic Trainer at Charlottesville and Louisa Country High Schools.

Previously, he was the 2012 recipient of the College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year award from the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA) recognizing an individual employed in the College/University setting who serves as an advocate for the profession, exhibits exemplary leadership skills and an unmatched work ethic.

Mr. Rogol’s volunteer work began as a member of the Virginia High School League Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.  He served from 1998-2009 and served as a member of the VATA Secondary School Committee (1998-2005).  He then became the Region III Representative to the VATA serving from 2001-2012.  He served as the District III representative to the Public Relations Committee for NATA.  Rogol was Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee of the VATA from 2004-2008 and a long- time member of the VATA Annual Meeting and Site Evaluation Committee.  He has recently completed two terms as Treasurer of the VATA (2011-2016).

Since arriving at UMW, he served as Chair of the Capital Athletic Conference Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (2011-2014).  He has established the athletic training room as an affiliate site for the Biology and Psychology departments for the Experimental Learning Program and serves as a preceptor for the George Mason University and Shenandoah University nationally accredited athletic training programs.  In addition, he has worked with local secondary school Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

Rogol has made numerous presentations to athletic training groups as well as other medical professionals.  He has spoken on the topics of concussions, appropriate medical coverage for athletic events, and on the field care of the spine injured athlete.  He has worked closely with local EMS providers, orthopedists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians.  Locally he has presented at the Orthopedic Special Clinic and Fredericksburg Area Sports Medicine conference on ulnar collateral ligament sprains in throwing athletes.  Additionally, he has provided several interviews to local newspapers on the subjects of heat and hydration, ankle sprains, nutritional supplements and athletes, and concussion in athletes.

He has published research in the Journal of Athletic Training on “Open and closed chain exercises improve shoulder joint reposition sense in Healthy Subjects”.

Rogol graduated from James Madison University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology.  He became certified as an athletic trainer in 1995 and subsequently received his Master of Education from the University of Virginia in 1996.

Ian Rogol will receive this award June 24, 2016 at the general session of NATA Annual Meeting in Baltimore MD.