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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Koshansky inducted into NYSATA Hall of Fame



Kathy Koshansky, Stony Brook's assistant athletic director for sports medicine, has been inducted into the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association (NYSATA) following a ceremony at the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association conference in Philadelphia on Jan. 8.
Koshansky has been Stony Brook's head athletic trainer since 1983 and was named assistant athletic director in November 2004. She currently oversees the philosophy and methods of the sports medicine department and serves as primary caregiver for the men's lacrosse and men's & women's cross country/track & field teams. She also serves as Stony Brook's director of the school's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP).
In addition to her duties at Stony Brook, Koshansky serves as the head athletic trainer for the Empire State Games, a position she has held since November 2004. She directs the medical coverage for each venue during the five-day event with a staff of over 100 volunteers comprised of certified athletic trainers, athletic training students and physicians.
Koshansky has long been active with NYSATA, previously serving terms as treasurer and president, and in 2005 she was named the recipient of the Thomas J. Sheehan Award, presented to the athletic trainer whose character, commitment and achievements in the athletic training profession clearly exemplify the traits of Thomas J. Sheehan Sr., the long-time head athletic trainer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.