Tory Lindley, Northwestern's associate athletic director and director of athletic training services, has received the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association's (GLATA) Golden Pinnacle Award, the association's highest honor. He received the award March 11 during GLATA's awards ceremony.
"Tory Lindley is at the core of Northwestern's belief in student-athlete well-being as its paramount priority, and his dedication to the health and safety of our Wildcats is unwavering," said Jim Phillips, Northwestern's vice president for athletics and recreation. "Tory and his staff have been innovators, both in research and in practice, on the leading edge of an industry that is constantly evolving. He is among the nation's most respected professionals in his field, and we are sincerely fortunate to have him on our team."
Lindley joined Northwestern in 2002 and, in addition to serving as the head athletic trainer for Wildcats football, oversees all athletic training services for NU's 19 varsity programs. He has been consistently recognized for his contributions to the field, honored as Division I Head Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) in 2012 and inducted into the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame in 2011. He currently serves as a NATA Board Member and district director.
Lindley earned his bachelor of science in education with a specialization in athletic training from Michigan State University and went on to receive a master's degree from the University of Minnesota. In addition to professional experience at both institutions, Lindley has worked at Eastern Michigan University and Hamline University, as well as with the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Houston Oilers.
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