1916 - 1999
Mel Blickenstaff’s 30-year career was punctuated by awards, speeches and recognition. Blickenstaff, the head athletic trainer at Indiana State University from 1962-78, wrote more than 15 articles for professional publications, delivered 50+ speeches and served on several research committees to advance athletic training. He also cared for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Team in Montreal. Mel served as District Four Director (1960 – 1962) and is a NATA Hall of Fame member (1978).