Athletics News
Whitson Appointed to Region 3 Athletic Training Board

Nov. 14, 2007

WHEATON, Ill. - Joe Whitson, Illinois State assistant athletic trainer and primary caregiver of the Redbird football team, was elected as the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) Region 3 representative , as announced by the IATA Sunday, Nov.11 at the IATA's 26th Annual meeting and honors luncheon in Springfield, Ill.

As a representative of the IATA, Whitson's duties will be to represent Region 3, which is the area north of Interstate 74. The area does not cover the Chicago and greater Chicagoland area.

Whitson feels that it is an honor to represent Illinois State as he serves as the Region 3 representative.

"It is a big honor to serve and to be in a position where I can speak for athletic training in our region and to represent Illinois State," said Whitson. "It is a privilege and an honor.

"This is the first stepping stone to get involved regionally and nationally," said Whitson.

Whitson is certified with the National Athletic Trainers Association and has been a Redbird Athletic Trainer since 2005.