June 26, 2007
Anaheim, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton Athletics Trainer Julie Max will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame on Friday (June 29) in Anaheim in conjunction with the group's annual convention. The induction ceremony will occur at an awards luncheon at 12:45 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton and CSF athletic training alumni will host a reception for her at 5 p.m. in the hotel.
Max is in her 28th year at her alma mater where she replaced the late Jerry Lloyd as head athletic trainer in 1992. Max was elected in 2000 as the first female president of NATA and served two terms.
"Since beginning my training and career as an athletic trainer, I've taken great pride in my profession, the opportunities it has presented and the way I have been able to give back to others," Max said. "I am especially fortunate to have been able to lead this distinguished organization as a board member and to work side by side with my veteran colleagues and students."
Max earned a bachelors degree in physical education from CSUF and a masters degree in education from Azusa Pacific. She was a four-sport athlete at Katella High School in Anaheim.
NATA is a non-profit organization that supports about 30,000 members. More than 200 athletic trainers have been inducted into its Hall of Fame.