SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine Kelly Ketcham has been selected for the Excellence in Athletic Training Award for the 2019 Winter Quarter by the Far Western Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA).
"I'm extremely flattered that someone took notice of what I do and nominated me for this award," said Ketcham. "Athletic Training is grueling and sometimes heartbreaking but at the same time extremely rewarding. I love my profession and my athletes. It's one of the best jobs in the world."
Ketcham was named the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the St. Francis Athletics Department staff in November 2013 and is the school's first full-time certified athletic trainer in school history. She has worked with the Troubadour student-athletes and teams for 10 years overall.
"We're excited to join FWATA in celebrating the exceptional work Kelly Ketcham performs daily in her role as athletic trainer for St. Francis High School," said Athletics Director Mark McGreevy. "This is well deserved recognition for someone known to her co-workers, colleagues on other campuses, and especially our Troubadours and their families as a top-tier health professional who delivers her service with great expertise and care. We're all very blessed to have her as part of the SF Athletics team and our beloved school community."
The Far West Athletic Trainers' Association (FWATA), also known as District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is comprised of state athletic trainers associations from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam and American Samoa. All NATA members that reside within the District 8 states are automatically members of the FWATA.