Middletown, Delaware, resident named Marietta College's 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

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MARIETTA, OHIO (10/22/2018) Dr. Thomas Kaminski '84, a leader in sports health care who has been recognized as a distinguished athletic training researcher, recently received the Distinguished Alumnus award from his alma mater, Marietta College in Ohio.

Kaminski, of Middletown, Delaware, was honored during the Marietta College Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Saturday, October 13th.

In 2016, Kaminski was recognized by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), which presented him the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research - the organization's highest honor.

"The time spent at Marietta College between 1980 and 1984 were years of growth and maturity, and finding out about who I was and and what I would become," said Kaminski, who is a leading expert on issues and injuries related to heading the ball in soccer. "I have many fond memories of this place and I'm proud to represent this College and this community as a Pioneer forever."

Watch a video of Tom Kaminski's speech.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 49 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.