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March 8, 2017 – David Marchetti, associate clinical professor in sports medicine and athletic trainer at King’s College, has been selected as the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Young Professional’s Committee National Distinction Award.  

The National Distinction Award is the Young Professionals’ Committee’s highest honor to recognize a young professional athletic trainer who has made an immediate and definitive impact on the athletic training profession at the national, district, or state level. As part of the award, Marchetti will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 NATA Foundation Pinky Newell Scholarship and Leadership Breakfast in June at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston, Texas. 

Marchetti joined King’s in 2009. He serves as the primary athletic trainer for the College’s men’s soccer and lacrosse teams. He teaches courses in kinesiology, principles of health, and clinical treatment. He has presented research at national, state, and regional conferences. 

Marchetti served as a sports medicine volunteer with the United States Olympic Committee in 2014. During a two-week rotation with the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Col., he worked with center’s full-time medical staff and treated Team USA athletes for orthopedic and general health care issues. 

Marchetti also worked as an assistant professor and assistant athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine Department at Marietta College, where he was awarded an Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007. He also served as a lecturer at Salisbury University, where he earned a master’s degree in applied health physiology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health science/athletic training from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. 

NATA is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members worldwide.

David Marchetti