Butte College Physical Education Instructor Fran Babich will be inducted into the Far West Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame on April 14 during the professional association's annual meeting in San Diego.
Babich, a former recipient of the association's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, is the 24th inductee into the Far West Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame.
She has been selected as the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee in recognition of her outstanding service and dedication to the athletic training profession.
The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor any member may receive. It is given to members who have made significant and lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and advance the profession. Further, Hall of Fame members are those who have shaped the profession of athletic training through their noteworthy accomplishments and dedication to service, leadership and professionalism.
The Far West Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA), which is District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers Association, has a membership of more than 2,000 certified athletic trainers from California, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam.
Each year the FWATA presents awards to deserving members and recognizes their contribution to the profession of athletic training.
"This is a wonderful achievement and a great example of how successful Fran has been throughout her career at Butte College," said Craig Rigsbee, Butte College Athletic Director.