Three LHU athletic training alums inducted into PA Athletic Training Hall of Fame

7/30/13

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Three Lock Haven University alumni of our athletic training program were recently inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame.

Dr. Linda Platt Meyer, Dr. Julie Ramsey Emrhein and Dr. Barry McGlumphy were honored as the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 at an induction ceremony held on May 31, 2013 at the Woodlands Inn and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Dr. Meyer, a 1983 grad of Lock Haven State College, was the Head Athletic Trainer at Bellefonte High school, Somerset High and taught Anatomy and Physiology at Alleghany College of Maryland in their Nursing Department. Later, Meyer worked at the School of Health Science at Duquesne University for 14 years before moving to California University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program where she has been since 2006.

Linda has served on the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) Board of Directors for 6 years as Southeast Representative. She has received the PATS 2012 Distinguished Merit Award, the 2010 PATS Service Award, the NATA Service award in 2009, and the Unsung Hero Award given by the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania in 2000.

Julie Emrhein, who also graduated from Lock Haven State College in 1983, served at Dickinson College as Assistant and then Head Athletic Trainer, faculty member and Senior Women’s Athletics Coordinator. She was one of the first female Athletic Trainers to work on the sidelines in the NFL having served three pre-seasons and one full season with the Washington Redskins. Julie made the move to California University of Pennsylvania to teach graduate courses, while working on her doctorate degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Recently Julie ventured into the corporate area of Athletic Training where she is now supervisor of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training for Wellspan Health in York, PA.

Julie has served the profession of Athletic Training in the state for six years as President Elect, President, and Past President of PATS. She served from 1991-1997 on the Athletic Training Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy. At the national level she has served two appointments to the Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) from 1998-2002. Julie has received the PATS Charles E. “Chuck” Medlar Award (2010) as well as the PATS Service Award (2004).

Dr. McGlumphy graduated from Lock Haven University in 1987 and while studying for his Master’s Degree from Arizona University, served as Head Athletic Trainer at Salpointe Catholic High School. In 1992, Barry returned to Pennsylvania to the Athletic Training Department at Bucknell University and later joined the staff at Duquesne University with Dr. Meyer. He also served at Carnegie Mellon University and later joined the staff at California University of Pennsylvania where he is currently a professor and the Program Director of the Graduate Program for Exercise Science and Health Promotion. From 1994-2000 Barry served as the Parliamentarian of the PATS Board of Directors.

Barry has received the NATA Governmental Affairs Award (2003), the NATA Distinguished Service Award (2006), the NATA District 2 Service Award (2006), the EATA Service Award (2006), and the PATS 2000 Service Award. Barry also received the NATA Technology Innovation Award in 2006. 

The Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have advanced the profession of athletic training. “As the President of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society and alumnae of Lock Haven University, I was honored to be able to induct this well-deserving class into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame. I know Dave Tomasi (LHU Emeritus and fellow Hall of Famer) would be proud of these three individuals if he was with us today.” Yvette Ingram, President Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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