Athletic Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Medicine for the University of Southern California, Russ Romano, MA, ATC, FAFS, was named recipient of the 2019 SDSU Athletic Training Program Distinguished Alumnus Award. Russ was honored on April 28, 2019 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Ballroom. Former and current SDSU Athletic Training Program students gathered to honor Romano for his great contributions as an athletic trainer. Russ, a 1989 (BA) and 1993 (MA) graduate of San Diego State University is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Medicine at USC. We congratulate Russ Romano on receiving this award and we look forward to seeing great things in his future!