PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University Health and Human Performance Professor Linda Levy has been honored by the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association for her longtime leadership and expertise in advancing the athletic training profession. Dr. Levy is the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director and teaches Athletic Training courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. During her tenure she has supervised athletic training students as well as provided athletic training services to many of Plymouth State’s athletic teams. The award was created in 1966 by the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association in conjunction with athletic equipment manufacturer Cramer Sports Medicine to recognize those who have advanced the profession of Athletic Training. Levy said she is thrilled to be honored with the Cramer Award.
“I am honored and humbled to be included with such an outstanding group of leaders, educators, and clinicians,” said Levy. “The Cramer Award honors the lives and contributions of Frank and Chuck Cramer who in 1918 created a liniment to treat Chuck’s sprained ankle. From this chance beginning, a company grew and prospered, the NATA was born, and leaders in our profession emerged. They probably had no idea that the company they created would become the cornerstone that is synonymous with athletic training. I am grateful for being honored for doing the work that puts a smile on my face and drives my passion.”
The award was created in 1966 by the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association in conjunction with athletic equipment manufacturer Cramer Sports Medicine to recognize those who have advanced the profession of Athletic Training.
PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Julie Bernier said the Cramer Award is a well-deserved accolade for Levy.
As an athletic trainer myself, I am well aware of the importance of the Cramer Award, the stature of the previous recipients and the impact of Linda’s work. Bernier said. “There is no doubt in my mind that she is deserving of this award and I am just so pleased that her work has been recognized by this most prestigious honor,”
In addition to her classroom efforts, service to the institution and research are also extremely important to Dr. Levy. She has served and/or chaired numerous university and department committees during her tenure at PSU. She currently serves as chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance. Her research interests lie in determining how athletic training students learn, practice, apply and master clinical athletic training skills.
Dr. Levy’s scholarly work has been published in athletic training professional journals. She is a regular presenter on the subject of athletic training clinical supervision, and clinical skills acquisition. She is an active member of national, regional and state athletic training organizations, and serves on the National Athletic Trainers’ Student Committee and the EATA Scholarship and Quiz Bowl Committees.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Linda Levy, left, accepts the 2014 Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Cramer Award from Michael Goldenberg, the 2013 recipient. Levy was recognized for her longtime leadership and expertise in advancing the athletic training profession. Goldenberg is a 1984 Plymouth State graduate who received the University’s 2013 PSU Ut Prosim Award.