Ian Rogol, head athletic trainer at the University of Mary Washington, has been elected into the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA) Hall of Fame. The award, presented earlier this month, recognizes VATA members for exemplary service and dedication to the athletic training profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“We’re really proud of Ian for receiving this prestigious honor,” said Ken Tyler, director of Athletics. “He’s one of the best in the business and always makes the health and safety of our student-athletes his top priority. Ian’s dedication to UMW Athletics is impressive, and he and his team are a big part of our success.”
Rogol has been at UMW since 2010, as the University’s full-time athletic trainer. He established the athletic training room as an affiliate site for the biology and psychology departments’ experimental learning program. He also has provided instruction for George Mason and Shenandoah universities’ nationally accredited athletic training programs, and has worked with local secondary school science technology engineering and math (STEM) programs. He’s held positions on numerous committees both on the state and national levels, including chair of the Capital Athletic Conference Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He recently completed two terms as treasurer of VATA.
An expert on concussions, appropriate medical coverage for athletic events and the care of the spine-injured athlete, Rogol has given numerous presentations to athletic organizations and medical professionals. He works closely with area emergency medical service providers and physicians and has published research in the Journal of Athletic Training.
Last year, he received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Service Award for his positive contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. He also earned VATA’s College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year award in 2012.
A graduate of James Madison University, Rogol received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Certified as an athletic trainer, he received a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia.