June 15, 2011
Rosemont, IL -
Veteran Cal State Fullerton Athletics Trainer Julie Max will receive the Distinguished Trainer Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine on June 21 in New Orleans.
The award was established in 1982 to honor an athletic trainer for distinguished service to the National Athletic Trainers Association and to the athletic training profession. The award consists of an engraved certificate and a monetary donation in the recipient's name to the NATA Endowment Fund.
Max was a four-sport athlete at Katella High School in Anaheim. She earned a bachelors degree in physical education at CSF and a masters in education from Azusa Pacific University. She began her career at Fullerton on Aug. 27, 1979, as an assistant to the late Jerry Lloyd and began teaching in 1981. She assumed Lloyd's role as head trainer in 1992. She is the senior member of the athletics department staff in longevity.
Max became the first female president of NATA in 2000 and served two terms. She was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 2007.