Scott Zema to Receive 2013 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Scott Zema to Receive 2013 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson University Head Athletic Trainer Scott Zema has been selected to receive a 2013 Athletic Trainer Service Award by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) during the organization's 64th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia on Wednesday, June 26 at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"This national award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their local and state associations," said Chuck Kimmel, NATA Honors and Awards Committee Chair. "Scott's many contributions to the profession are commendable and we are pleased to to recognize that dedication to service with this honor."

Zema was named as an Associate Athletic Director and Head Athletic Trainer at Stevenson on January 2. Prior to that, he was a faculty member and certified athletic trainer at Slippery Rock University where he worked with the NCAA Division I wrestling team and served as the football team's head athletic trainer.

In addition, Zema also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) NCAA Division I and III All-Star Game; as an athletic trainer at NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships; as a host athletic trainer for NCAA Division I and III Ice Hockey; and as host athletic trainer for New York State District V football, soccer and basketball championships.

Prior to Slippery Rock, Zema was an instructor and director of athletic medicine at Olivet College in Michigan where he was involved in the state athletic trainers association as well as the Eaton County Sports Medicine Committee.

Zema also spent six years at Alfred University as the head athletic trainer, assistant professor and chair of the division of athletic training.

Zema is a member of the BOC Examination Development Committee and is an examiner for the national certification examination. He serves the BOC as the District 2 Representative of the Examination Administration Committee. He is a past winner of the Daniel Libera Service Award presented for outstanding contributions to the Board of Certification and was instrumental in bringing the BOC examination to Slippery Rock. He has also served as a test site administrator.

Zema is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed in the states of Pennsylvania and New York.