Cindy Kubiet Awarded Board of Regents' USM Staff Award
Cindy Kubiet, UMBC’s director of sports medicine services, has been awarded the Board of Regents’ University System of Maryland Staff Award for her outstanding service to students in an academic or residential environment.
The Staff Awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents for achievements of exempt and non-exempt employees from institutions of the University System of Maryland.
Ms. Kubiet just completed her 28th year managing sports medicine service to the student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at UMBC. In addition to her responsibilities involving general health care of the student-athletes, she focuses on program and policy development, budget management, recruitment and training. Ms. Kubiet supervises and trains a staff that has grown to include four assistant trainers and 10-15 student-trainers and she coordinates the activities of two team physicians and other health care professionals that treat UMBC’s student-athletes.
Throughout her tenure, many of UMBC’s student-trainers have entered health care professions. The Emmaus,
Ms. Kubiet has coordinated sports medicine efforts for such events as the Maryland State Games, the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships (1995) the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships (1999) and numerous NCAA Youth Education Through Sports (YES) Clinics and conference championships. She has planned the building of the athletic training rooms at UMBC Stadium (1985) and the
Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown said, “Cindy works tirelessly to make sure our athletes get the best possible treatment, doctors’ attention and safeguards the health and well-being of our student-athletes. Often times, she works seven days a week, including evenings. She is the most caring and compassionate person in our department.”
Ms. Kubiet earned her Bachelor of Science degree in (a NATA-approved) health, physical education and recreation from the
The Staff Awards will be presented at a Board of Regents meeting later this year.