The Mike Linkovich Graduate/Post-graduate Grant Award

The purpose of the MATA Mike Linkovich Graduate or Post Graduate Grant Award is to honor the career contributions that Mike Linkovich made to the profession of Athletic Training. In that spirit we developed this grant to promote research or scholarly works that will facilitate advancement of the athletic training profession.


To be eligible for consideration an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Certified membership in the MATA and in good standing at the time of application.

  2. Actively employed or enrolled in post-graduate education in Athletic Training or related field.

  3. Grant winner is required to present results of project at a MATA fall or spring meeting within one year following the granting of the award.


Paul Culina

Past Recipients


Dan Waterman, ATC

Wellness Chiropractic



Christopher Nightingale University of Maine 


Sherrie Weeks

University of Maine  



Christopher Rizzo

University of New England  


Eric Daniels

Northern Michigan University


John Ryan

Bangor High School

Concordia University



Ben Towne

University of Southern Maine



Wayne Lamare

University of New England



Our Purpose

The Maine Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) is dedicated to the advancement of athletic training with the purpose of providing healthcare for Maine’s physically active. The MATA will continue to provide professional programs and educational opportunities while maintaining a high degree of competency within the field of athletic training. ​

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