OGDEN, Utah – Nancy Weir, assistant athletic trainer at Weber State University, will be inducted in to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association (RMATA) Hall of Fame April 21 during the organization’s 2012 clinical symposium and business meeting in Mesa, Ariz.
The RMATA includes athletic trainers in Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The hall of fame recognizes those RMATA members who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the athletic training profession.
Since her arrival at Weber State in 1983, Weir has worked with all of WSU’s intercollegiate sports. She is currently the athletic trainer for WSU’s volleyball, softball and men’s and women’s golf teams. She handles medical coverage for those teams and conducts drug education programs for all athletes.
Weir is also an adjunct professor and clinical instructor in the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education. She organizes the Great American Teach-In, a program that brings student-athletes into elementary schools where they teach children about the effects of drugs and alcohol.
Providing leadership and service to her profession, she has served as secretary of the Utah Athletic Trainers’ Association and volunteered at events such as the Winter Olympics, World Cup ice skating and bobsled events, the Utah Summer Games and high school basketball tournaments. In 2009, Weir received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association service award.
“I am lucky to have a job that I love,” Weir said. “To have people recognize my hard work is such a prestigious honor. I am in awe of some of the people in the hall of fame, and to think that I am at the same level they are is humbling and exciting.”
Weir played softball and volleyball for two years while attending Snow College. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and master’s degree from Western Illinois University, where she worked as a graduate assistant in the athletic training room for two years. Weir served as head athletic trainer at Snow College prior to coming to Weber State.
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