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Michigan State head athletic trainer Dr. Sally Nogle won the Tim Kerin Award on Thursday at the National Athletic Trainers' Association annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

The award recognizes one individual each year for outstanding service by an athletic trainer. The award is named for Kerin, who was a longtime head athletic trainer at Tennessee.

"This is quite a professional honor, especially since I knew Tim Kerin," Nogle said in a news release from Michigan State. "As a young professional, I looked up to Tim because he had established himself as a leader in this field. He had quite an impact on this profession."

Nogle was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in June 2012. She has been with the Michigan State athletic training staff since October 1983, and was promoted in 2013 to head athletic trainer and head football athletic trainer.