Springville High teacher and head athletic trainer, Lisa Walker, will be honored in New York City on May 7 to accept the national KSI Lifesaving Education Award for 2015. Only one person nationwide receives this award each year.
The KSI (Korey Stringer Institute) award recognizes exceptional work aimed to improve knowledge and education in the realm of preventing sudden death in sports. Read more about the institute and the award at: http://ksi.uconn.edu/about/korey-stringer-institute/
Walker received this award in part for her work through the years in keeping Utah on the cutting edge when it comes to safety of our athletes and educating the public on such matters.
Walker, a native of Orange County, California, began her athletic training career in 1993 when she graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has worked as the head athletic trainer at Springville (Utah) High School ever since.
Walker has held numerous positions within the Utah Athletic Trainers' Association, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association, and the National Athletic Trainers Association. She has provided service with the Red Cross of America, the Australia Down Under Bowl (American football) in 2000 and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as well as other local events and organizations.
Walker resides in Provo, Utah, where she continues her work as a high school teacher and athletic trainer and serves as a clinical instructor for athletic training students at Brigham Young University while championing for athletic training reform with the Utah state legislature. Walker continues to promote safety for the physically active of all ages. Walker and her husband, David, are the parents of three children.