By Michael Eldridge | @DFWSportsMike
ARLINGTON, Texas – Leading the charge in helping student-athletes return to the court from injury, Roy Rudewick has been instrumental in the success of UTA's Sports Medicine program.
Those efforts will now serve for the greater good as Rudewick has been elected as the Vice President of the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association (SWATA). Combined with his efforts, Rudewick will be receiving the Frank Medina Award, given annually to an athletic trainer who makes significant contributions throughout their career to the profession, at the SWATA Annual Symposium hosted at the Arlington Convention Center on Friday.
"It is the highest honor to be elected by the membership of the SWATA to serve as its Vice President and future President," Rudewick said. "During my time serving on the board, I hope to put the best interest of the members first and shine a positive light on the profession of athletic training and UT Arlington.
"I am honored to receive the Frank Medina Award. I have spent my career attempting to give back to a profession that has given me so much. I am also humbled in being so recognized to join many other former head athletic trainers from UTA that have both received the award and served as an officer for SWATA.
After serving a two-year term as the SWATA Vice President, Rudewick will serve as the chapters President for two years.
A graduate of UTA in 1989, Rudewick has served as a trainer for Carrollton R.L. Turner High School and at the 1994 World Cup. He served as the North Texas Athletic Trainer Society President from 2002-04 and has been an instructor of the National Athletic Trainer' Association B.O.C.
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