August 30, 2023

Head Athletic Trainer Lydia LaMere Receives the 2022-23 Heart Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

lamere-lydia.jpgThe Heart of America Athletic Conference has announced that Mount Mercy's Lydia LaMere was named the 2022-23 Heart of America Athletic Trainer of the Year. The award was voted on by the athletic trainers in the conference.

"This is a tremendously deserved recognition for Lydia, honoring all she does for student-athletes and our university," said Molly Altorfer, Senior Woman Administrator and Assistant Athletic Director.

"Lydia encourages a cutting-edge approach to athletic training among her staff that proactively addresses and responds to the distinct needs of today's student-athlete, enabling them to excel in the classroom and the field of completion," she continued. "We are grateful for Lydia's commitment and contributions to Mount Mercy and congratulate her for this accolade from her peers."

Currently in her 12th season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Mustangs, LaMere primarily serves as the athletic trainer for baseball and men's basketball. LaMere has also been teaching in the Exercise Science program since 2019.

Following her graduation from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor's degree in athletic training, LaMere began her athletic training career as a graduate assistant for Minnesota State-Mankato.

During her two years at Minnesota State-Mankato, she worked with the track & field and cross country teams. LaMere graduated from Minnesota State-Mankato with a master's degree in exercise science and cardiac rehabilitation before joining the Mount Mercy staff.