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    Tory Lindley Inducted into Illinois Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Tory Lindley has been Northwestern's Head Athletic Trainer since 2002.
    Tory Lindley has been Northwestern's Head Athletic Trainer since 2002.

    Dec. 2, 2011

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) has announced its Hall of Fame class for 2011, and Northwestern Head Athletic Trainer Tory Lindley is this year's lone honoree.

    Lindley, Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, was the IATA's 65th Hall of Fame inductee on November 6. Lindley's induction was held in Bloomington, Ill., in conjunction with the IATA Annual State Meeting and Symposium. He is the lone recipient of this organization's highest honor for 2011.

    An IATA member since 2002, Lindley has served as the association's Vice-President, President-elect and was the organizations 13th President from 2006-2008. He also served on the Board of Directors as Past-President in 2009. Among the many accomplishments during Lindley's Presidential term, the IATA founded its Student Congress, created an electronic communication release, rewrote the association bylaws, redesigned the association's logo and marketing platform, and established permanent association archives in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

    A published author in the Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Therapy Today, Rehab Management, and Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, Lindley currently serves as President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) following five years of service to the GLATA Executive Board.

    Lindley is an Associate Editor of Athletic Training & Sports Health Care Journal and NATA liaison to the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. Tory is a former member of the NATA Education Council Executive Committee. In 2009 he was the recipient of the GLATA Dedicated Service Award and in 2007 the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Athletic Training Service Award.

    Lindley is in his 10th year as Northwestern University's Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to Northwestern, Lindley served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Eastern Michigan, Staff Athletic Trainer at Michigan State, Head Athletic Trainer at Hamline University, and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Houston Oilers. As an Associate Athletic Director, Lindley supervises the Wildcats' athletic training staff, interns and students and works primarily with football. In addition he supervises Sports Performance services and the wrestling program.

    Lindley will join former Northwestern University Head Athletic Trainer Richard Hoover and former NU Team Physician Howard Sweeney in the IATA Hall of Fame.


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