John Streif has been selected by The College Athletic Trainers Society (CATS) to receive the first CATS Quality of Life Award.
April 22, 2010
IOWA CITY, IA - - John Streif has been selected by The College Athletic Trainers Society (CATS) to receive the first CATS Quality of Life Award sponsored by PRO Orthopedic. The award is given to the Collegiate Athletic Trainer that has risen to the occasion or continually acts to improve the quality of life of fellow college athletic trainers and others.
Streif will be recognized at the annual CATS Spring Symposium, May 13-15, in Las Vegas, NV.
Streif was nominated by University of Iowa Sports Medicine staff members, Dan Foster and Jennie Sertterh. The duo nominated him for his loyalty to the staff, student-athletes and the Iowa program, in addition to Streif's philosophy on life, which he has dedicated towards helping the lives of others.
Streif serves as assistant athletic trainer and travel coordinator at the University of Iowa. Streif joined the training staff in 1972 and assumed the position of travel coordinator in 1980. He also serves as a member of Iowa's Athlete Assistance Program.
A native of Manchester, Iowa, Streif has received numerous awards of the years. Streif has been recognized by former UI President David Skorton, as he was a recipient of the David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award for Public Service. Streif was honored in 1994 with the development of the John Streif Scholarship, an endowed scholarship that was established by former Iowa basketball players. The 1997 Iowa basketball team voted Streif co-winner of the annual Chris Street Award.
Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa football team presented Streif with the game ball following Iowa's 19-16 win over Texas Tech in the 2001 Alamo Bowl. He was also presented the Bump Elliott Appreciation Award by the 2003 Hawkeye football team.
John holds certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association, Inc. and is a member of the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society. He was recognized in June, 2001 with the Athletic Training Service award and in 2000 received his 25-years of Service award. He received the Hall of Honor Award from the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society in 2008.
Also, Streif was presented the UI Athletic Department Distinguished Service Award on Letterman's Day in August 2009.