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Kathleen Buckingham
Kathleen Buckingham

Graduate Assistant

Kathleen Buckingham is a graduate assistant for athletic training at Illinois State since 2012. She serves as the primary athletic trainer for Redbird golf, tennis and cheerleading.

Buckingham earned her bachelor's degree from Millikin in Decatur, Ill., where she worked as a student athletic trainer, providing support to football, soccer, basketball, track and tennis.

Prior to Illinois State, Buckingham was an athletic trainer at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Ill., providing outreach coverage to local high schools in the area. She primarily dealt in providing care for the Decatur Youth Hockey League and worked as a clinician for Athleticare.

The Maroa, Ill., native is pursuing a master's degree in athletic training at Illinois State.