Athletic Trainers

  • Mark Robson   Mr. Robson has served as Grant Community High School’s athletic trainer for the past 17 years. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and is licensed in the State of Illinois. Currently, he holds memberships with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) and the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA). Mark received his BS degree in athletic training from Western Illinois University in 1985. Mark and his wife Claire have two children, 23 year old daughter Elyse, and 21 year old son Kyle.

    Georgina Govostis   This is Georgina's first year serving as an athletic trainer to Grant Community High School employed through Athletico. Georgina has previously worked as a certified athletic trainer at Stevenson High School, and in the North American Hockey League with the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Knights. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and is licensed in the State of Illinois. Currently, she holds memberships with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) and the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA). Georgina received her BS degree in Athletic Training from Eastern Illinois University in 2015, and her MS degree from East Stroudsburg University in 2017. In her free time, Georgina enjoys spending time with friends, family, and traveling to new places.  

    Our goal as a staff is to provide the best possible health care to our injured student athletes. We focus on educating, and using the latest treatment, prevention and rehabilitation techniques. We strive to return the injured athlete back to participation in the shortest, but safest time frame while placing importance on their overall health and safety.

    What is an Athletic Trainer?
    Athletic trainers are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient activity and participation in athletics. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize impairments, and functional limitations . The profession of athletic training is recognized by The American Medical Association. The most common athletic training work settings include high schools, colleges, universities, professional sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and physician's offices.