Thomas Kaminski, class of 1984 and 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, was honored during the Marietta College Alumni Association Awards ceremony Oct. 13.

In 2016, Kaminski was recognized by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, which presented him the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research.

"The time spent at Marietta College between 1980 and 1984 were years of growth and maturity, and finding out about who I was and what I would become," said Kaminski. "I have many fond memories of this place and I'm proud to represent this College and this community as a Pioneer forever."

Video of Kaminski's speech is available at bit.ly/2CxlqPO.