Bruce Fischbach, a United States Sports Academy alumnus with a master’s degree in sport science, was recently named to the South Dakota Athletic Trainer’s Association (SDATA) Hall of Fame.

He has served the healthcare needs of thousands of student-athletes at the school since 1987. Along with his service to South Dakota, Fischbach has spent time working with Special Olympics, minor league baseball, local youth athletics and athletes in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA).

Bruce has contributed considerably to the NWBA as a tournament director, conference commissioner and member of its board of directors. He has also served the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a wish granter and regional ambassador.

Fischbach has mentored and continues to provide guidance to many athletic trainers who began their careers as student and graduate assistant athletic trainers at South Dakota. He directed the sports medicine program to its first College Athletic Management “Award of Excellence for Athletic Training Management.”

Fischbach has served as president, vice president and secretary/treasurer for the SDATA and has been on the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association’s board of directors.