Lauren Ebrahim – Tucson News Now intern
MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Mountain View teacher has become the first woman selected for the The Arizona Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame.
Leah Oliver, the sports medicine teacher and athletic trainer at Mountain View High School, was presented the highest athletic honor awarded in the state at the annual AzATA Winter Symposia on Feb. 16.
In nominating Oliver to the AzATA Hall of Fame, Greg Pott, member of Arizona Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame said, "She possesses an exceptional ability to mentor and motivate students to pursue their interests and dreams."
Her programs are highly inspiring to students and many have gone on to medical related fields including doctors, nurses, physical therapists and athletic trainers.
Her programs have also resulted in 18 Lanny Williams Arizona Student Athlete Trainers of the Year.
Since 1989 Oliver has worked at Mountain View High School in the Marana Unified School District, and was honored with the Arizona Athletic Trainers Association, Athletic Trainer of the Year Service Award and selected as MUSD's Teacher of the Year during the 2010-2011 year.
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