Santiago Ortega was the local winner of the 2019 American Kinesiology Association Master’s Scholar Award. Santiago was recognized for excellence in academic accomplishments and leadership. Santiago worked under the direction of Dr. Sara Gombatto in the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Gombatto described Santiago as a great student, who is not only kind and helpful to other students, but also very adept with data and technical aspects of research. Santiago was recently accepted into the SDSU Doctor of Physical Therapy program this June! Congratulations, Santiago!