AMES, Iowa - Iowa State Athletics Release: The Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society announced its annual award winners and Tim Weesner has been honored as the College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year. It's the second time that an Iowa State athletic trainer has received the award, as Mark Coberley earned the recognition in 2012.
"It is an honor to be recognized by my colleagues and peers as the IATS College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year," Weesner said. "There are so many great athletic trainers on our staff at Iowa State, as well as throughout the other colleges and universities in Iowa, that it makes it quite humbling to receive this award. Thank You to Mark Coberley, who has served as a mentor for me since I first attended summer camp at Iowa State to learn about athletic training back in 1993."
The award is given annually to the athletic trainer employed in the college/university setting that distinguishes him or herself in the profession of athletic trainer through their work with athletes, pre-professional students, and contributions to IATS. Weesner's award comes just after the Iowa State athletic training staff was named the 2020 Big 12 Athletic Training Staff of the Year, earlier this month.
Weesner first came to Iowa State in 2004 as a graduate assistant and later joined the athletic training staff full time in 2008. Throughout his career, he's worked with the soccer, softball, track and field, gymnastics, swimming and diving and spirit squads. He now primarily works with the Iowa State wrestling team, a position he's served in for the past nine years.