If you followed the women’s basketball or volleyball programs in the late 2000s, you know the name Linda Ly. A two-sport athlete, Linda tore up the court in both sports, writing her name in the record books.
She remains Chapman’s career digs leader in volleyball – a record she broke during her sophomore season. She was a two-time All-American as a libero and a three-time All-Region selection. When fall transitioned to winter, Ly switched sports on the hardwood. As a basketball player, she was a 1,000-point scorer and ranks ninth in school history with 1,079 points. She ranks in the top-10 in free throw attempts and makes, steals, assists and offensive rebounds.
That’s why in 2017 it was an absolute no-brainer to induct her into the Chapman Athletics Hall of Fame. Linda earned this prestigious honor in October of 2017, capping off an incredible career at Chapman.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Linda worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for local sports tournaments and was a full time back office assistant and surgery scheduler for Dr. Miguel Prietto at Orthopaedic Specialty Institute right here in Orange, CA. Three years later, she left OSI to pursue her dream of becoming a Physician Assistant and earned her Master in Medical Science degree from Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA.
Now, Linda works as a Physician Assistant to Dr. Robert Grumet at OSI. Linda has come full circle as Dr. Grumet is the team physician for all 21 NCAA Division III sports here at Chapman University. Linda has had the unique opportunity to help diagnose and treat Chapman athletes for the last few years, even helping Dr. Grumet in the operating room on all of his surgeries.
Linda is an avid supporter of all Chapman athletics and can often be found in the gym supporting the women’s basketball and volleyball teams. She has helped countless student-athletes throughout the years and is forever enshrined in Chapman Athletics history.