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Mari Gibson, LAT, ATC, certified athletic trainer at Marist Catholic High School, has been named the regional nominee for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. 

In partnership with local leading orthopaedic practices, such as Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Eugene and Springfield, The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide local athletic communities. Based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award are determined regionally. Over a hundred exceptional shared experiences from community members were received in support of Gibson’s regional nomination for the National Award. 

“The outpouring of support from community members on Ms. Gibson’s behalf has been tremendous and certainly well-deserved,” says Dr. Michael Koester, sports medicine specialist with Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We feel honored to acknowledge her efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community’s athletes.”

Gibson, a certified local athletic trainer for the community and Marist Catholic High School, holds two undergraduate degrees from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, one in sports medicine and one in French. She has been extremely involved in the sports medicine community, dedicated to caring for injured athletes and educating future athletic trainers through her work.

To learn more about The Newell Award, visit www.TheNewellAward.com/SlocumCenter