On Friday, March 16th at the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) District Symposium in Topeka, KS, Denise Fandel, AT Ret. was inducted into the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NSATA) Hall of Fame.  Fandel, who currently serves as Executive Director of the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC), was honored at the NSATA’s state business meeting that is held in conjunction with the district event.

Fandel began her career at the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1983 where she was quickly promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in 1985.  While at UNO, she continued to progress the undergraduate athletic training education program which later became the first institution to offer both an accredited undergraduate and graduate athletic training program.  In 1997 Fandel was hired by the BOC to establish a national headquarters in Omaha, NE.

Throughout her career Fandel has served on the District 5 Placements Committee and served as President of the NSATA from 1988 through 1990.  Most notably, Fandel was inducted into the MAATA Hall of Fame in 2011 and earned the George F. Sullivan Athletic Trainer of the Year award in 1991.

For more information about the Hall of Fame honor or the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers’ Association, visit them on the web at www.nsata.org.