Original article published by the University of Arkansas
The Outstanding Alumni Award in Health and Human Services recognizes a graduate with exceptional professional and personal achievement and extraordinary distinction in the health and human service professions.
Mark O’Neal holds a B.S. in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from the University of Arkansas. Since graduation, he has spent his life giving back to and helping others in numerous ways.
His career with Major League Baseball began in 1994 as an athletic trainer. Over the last 25 years, he has participated in many speaking engagements related to athletic training and sports medicine, including the University of Arkansas’ graduate athletic training program.
O’Neal currently serves as the senior director of medical operations/athletic training for the Chicago Cubs, as well as the president of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.
Along with his incredible passion for his career, he has received numerous awards, including the National League’s All-Star Athletic Trainer in 2009 and Major League Baseball Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2008.
To read more about Mark O’Neal and his staff with the Chicago Cubs, please visit the Cubs bio page here.
You can see the full article here: https://news.uark.edu/articles/48058/college-of-education-and-health-professions-to-honor-outstanding-alumni