Certified Athletic Trainer Featured in Newly Released Women's Mentoring Book

Dallas (June 12, 2003) - National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) member Louise (Lou) Fincher, EdD, ATC, LAT, is one of 12 North Texans included in the newly released book Unstoppable Woman - Stories of American Character from North Texas. The publication, written by Dina Moor, features women of accomplishment from different professions. Fincher, a certified athletic trainer, is associate professor, department of Kinesiology and program director of Athletic Training Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is the former president and chief executive officer of Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute in Houston, and district secretary for the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association. "Having an athletic trainer featured in a book of successful women is very much in line with our committee's mentoring objectives," said Marjorie A. King, PhD, ATC, PT, chair of the NATA Women in Athletic Training Committee. "It would also bring increased visibility to our profession." BOOK SIGNING IN ST. LOUIS Dr. Lou Fincher will be on site for a book signing/mentoring reception sponsored by the NATA Women in Athletic Training Committee. When: Thursday, June 26, 2003, 4 to 5 p.m., during the National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia Where: Renaissance Grand hotel, Landmark 4, 505 N. 7th Street, St. Louis, Missouri About NATA: Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes and the physically active. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. www.nata.org ATC Featured In Women's Book

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