Washington Township High School head athletic trainer Tanya Dargusch has been named to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame, as the 2017 selection from District 2 (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) and one of seven inductees nationwide. She also was the organization’s 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award winner.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame exists to recognize the very best in the profession of athletic training. Induction into the Hall of Fame honors athletic trainers who exemplify the mission of NATA through significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession. To date, more than 250 athletic trainers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame and have been recognized for their noteworthy accomplishments and dedication to service, leadership and professionalism.
The 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees include:
- John H. Anderson, MEd, ATC
- Fran Babich, MS, ATC
- Tanya Dargusch, LAT, ATC
- Katherine I. Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC
- MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNATA
- Jeff McKibbin, MEd, LAT, ATC
- Michael O’Shea, ATC
“It is with great pleasure that we have been informed of Mrs. Tanya Dargusch’s selection to the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s Hall of Fame,” Washington Township Director of Athletics Kevin Murphy said. “Mrs. Dargusch has served thousands of Washington Township High School student athletes for the past three decades. Words cannot describe her value to our school community. She is a dedicated professional who has left a lasting impression on her students, as well as the colleagues she works with throughout South Jersey, New Jersey and the nation. ”
In 2014, Dargusch was chosen as the Chair to the NATA’s District Secretary Treasurers’ Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey Hall of Fame (2013), the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2009) and the winner of several awards, including: the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Henry Schein Scholastic Trainer Award (2008); the National Athletic Trainers Association Athletic Trainer Service Award (2008); and the ATSNJ Victor D. Recine Distinguished Service Award (2007). In addition, Dargusch has served on committees, performed research and served as a guest speaker and presenter at numerous ATSNJ, EATA and NATA functions.
This item submitted by Matthew Pesyna for Washington Township School District.