Nutrition

UGA Sports Nutrition
Sports Nutrition Staff

Jennifer Ketterly MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Director of Sports Nutrition

Jen is the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Georgia and oversees the nutrition support for UGA's, men's basketball, volleyball, and both golf teams. Prior to establishing the program at Georgia, she directed nutrition programs at the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jen is originally from St. Albans, WV and went on to receive her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences and exercise science from Cornell University and her master's in clinical nutrition with a sports nutrition emphasis from the University of Kentucky. A multisport athlete growing up, Jen also played basketball while at Cornell and has coached women's basketball at the high school and AAU levels. Her primary interest areas are iron and vitamin D status of athletes, nutrition for injury and rehabilitation, and developing clinical sports nutrition tools to aid in the screening, identification, and treatment of nutrition related problems in high level athletes.
Maria Breen MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Sports Nutritionist/Dietitian

Maria coordinates sports nutrition for the Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, and Baseball programs and supervises efforts for the Equestrian team. Originally from Savannah, GA and a competitive swimmer growing up, she is a loyal Bulldog. Maria obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees from UGA. She earned undergraduate degrees in both dietetics and consumer foods in 2007, and then received her master's in food & nutrition in 2009. Her primary area of interest is bone and skeletal health.
Sidney Smith MA, RD, LD, CSCS
Sports Nutritionist

Sidney joined the sports medicine staff at the University of Georgia in June 2015 and is directing services for the football team. Prior to UGA, she spent 5 years working within the University of Alabama Performance Nutrition Department. While at Alabama, Sidney completed her undergraduate degree in food and nutrition while finishing the coordinated program in dietetics. She continued on to receive her graduate degree in human performance. Sidney is originally from Birmingham, AL and grew up playing basketball, softball and volleyball so sports have always been a major focus in Sidney’s life. She emphasizes transforming the way athletes relate to nutrition by connecting their plate to their performance with the goal of creating positive nutrition choices.
Erin Berg MS, RD, LD.
Mote Family Sports Nutrition Fellow

Erin coordinates sports nutrition for the women's soccer team, men's and women's tennis, and track and field. Erin is originally form Wisconsin and received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in 2009, where she also competed as a track and field athlete. After becoming a RD, she worked in an outpatient clinic setting before returning to school. Erin comes to UGA from completing her masters degree in sports nutrition from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.
Courtney Gallagher MS, RD, LD
Sports Nutrition Assistant

Courtney joined the nutrition staff in July 2015 and coordinates sports nutrition services for the Softball and Equestrian programs and assists in the management of the Volleyball team. Courtney comes to UGA after receiving her Master of Science in Nutrition at the University at Buffalo where she worked with a number of the UB athletic teams. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, where she was a member of the Women's Lacrosse team.
Zach Bennett MS, CSCS
Regenerate 1st Sports Nutrition Assistant

Zach returns to the University of Georgia as one of two Sports Nutrition Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. He assists the department in working to meet the nutritional needs of the Men's Basketball, Swimming and Diving, and Men's and Women's Golf teams. Zach graduated from UGA in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and recently completed a master's degree in Exercise Science with a dietetic internship at Florida State University. Zach is also a lifelong baseball player and was a member of the Redcoat Marching band during his undergraduate years.

Mote Family Sports Nutrition Fellowship

Fellowship Announcement

The Sports Nutrition Department of the University of Georgia Athletic Association houses the first sports nutrition fellowship position in the country. With support of the Mote family, the Mote Fellowship program offers a broad based sports nutrition practice opportunity involving clinical, didactic, research and scholarly experiences. The Mote Fellow serves the highly competitive Olympic Sport student-athlete population and provides sports nutrition services to Georgia athletic teams.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to hrdept@sports.uga.edu. The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mote Fellowship Application


Sports Nutrition Association for Pre-Professionals (SNAPP) Student Organization

SNAPP is a student organization on campus for undergraduates pursuing a degree in Dietetics and are interested in a sports nutrition related career. Student members of SNAPP build experience working with our collegiate athletics program through internship and practicum opportunities with the sports nutrition staff, networking with campus registered dietitians, and helping the community through volunteering. SNAPP is advised by Jen Ketterly and Maria Breen.

Campus Partners

Sport Medicine http://www.georgiadogs.com/ot/sports-med-home.html
Strength & Conditioning http://www.georgiadogs.com/ot/strength-condition-main.html
University Health Center https://www.uhs.uga.edu/
UGA Food Services http://foodservice.uga.edu/
UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/
UGA Department of Kinesiology http://www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology/

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    at Florida
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    at Music City Challenge
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    Saturday, Feb 11
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    at Tennessee
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    Saturday, Feb 11
    12:30 PM
    vs East Carolina
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    vs Syracuse
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    2:00 PM
    at Auburn
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    at Music City Challenge
    Nashville, Tenn.

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    vs National Team Indoors
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    3:00 PM
    at Auburn
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    1:00 PM
    vs East Carolina
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    12:00 PM
    at Ohio State
    Columbus, Ohio

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    All Day
    vs Lady Puerto Rico Classic
    Rio Mar River Course (Rio Mar, P.R.)

    Sunday, Feb 12
    TBA
    vs National Team Indoors
    New Haven, Conn.

    Monday, Feb 13
    All Day
    vs Lady Puerto Rico Classic
    Rio Mar River Course (Rio Mar, P.R.)

    Monday, Feb 13
    TBA
    vs National Team Indoors
    New Haven, Conn.

    Tuesday, Feb 14
    9:00 PM
    vs Mississippi State
    Athens, Ga.

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    Tuesday, Feb 14
    10:00 AM
    vs SEC Championships prelims
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Tuesday, Feb 14
    6:00 PM
    at SEC Championships finals
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Tuesday, Feb 14
    All Day
    vs Lady Puerto Rico Classic
    Rio Mar River Course (Rio Mar, P.R.)

    Wednesday, Feb 15
    3:30 PM
    vs Presbyterian DH
    Athens, Ga.

    Wednesday, Feb 15
    10:00 AM
    at SEC Championships prelims
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Wednesday, Feb 15
    6:00 PM
    at SEC Championships finals
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Thursday, Feb 16
    8:00 PM
    at Mississippi State
    Starkville, Miss.

    Thursday, Feb 16
    10:00 AM
    at SEC Championships prelims
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Thursday, Feb 16
    6:00 PM
    at SEC Championships finals
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Friday, Feb 17
    5:00 PM
    vs College of Charleston
    Athens, Ga.

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    Friday, Feb 17
    3:00 PM
    vs Northern Kentucky
    Athens, Ga.

    Friday, Feb 17
    5:30 PM
    vs Louisiana-Monroe
    Athens, Ga.

    Friday, Feb 17
    10:00 AM
    at SEC Championships prelims
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Friday, Feb 17
    6:00 PM
    at SEC Championships finals
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Friday, Feb 17
    7:30 PM
    vs Mardi Gras Invitational LSU, Oklahoma, Mizzou
    St. Charles, Mo.

    Friday, Feb 17
    TBA
    vs TBD
    Charlottesville, Va.

    Saturday, Feb 18
    TBA
    vs Kentucky
    Athens, Ga.

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    Saturday, Feb 18
    1:00 PM
    vs College of Charleston
    Athens, Ga.

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    Saturday, Feb 18
    12:30 PM
    vs Dayton
    Athens, Ga.

    Saturday, Feb 18
    3:00 PM
    vs Louisiana-Monroe
    Athens, Ga.

    Saturday, Feb 18
    TBA
    vs TBD
    Charlottesville, Va.

    Sunday, Feb 19
    2:00 PM
    vs LSU
    Athens, Ga.

    Sunday, Feb 19
    1:00 PM
    vs College of Charleston
    Athens, Ga.

    Sunday, Feb 19
    All Day
    vs Puerto Rico Classic
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    Sunday, Feb 19
    TBA
    vs TBD
    Charlottesville, Va.

    Monday, Feb 20
    All Day
    vs Puerto Rico Classic
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, Feb 21
    4:00 PM
    at Mercer
    Macon, Ga.

    Tuesday, Feb 21
    All Day
    vs Puerto Rico Classic
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, Feb 22
    2:00 PM
    vs Mercer
    Athens, Ga.

    Thursday, Feb 23
    7:00 PM
    vs Alabama
    Athens, Ga.

    Friday, Feb 24
    6:30 PM
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.

    Friday, Feb 24
    3:00 PM
    vs Georgia Tech
    Athens, Ga.

    Friday, Feb 24
    8:00 PM
    at Oklahoma
    Norman, Okla.

    TV
    Friday, Feb 24
    All Day
    at SEC Indoor Championships
    Nashville, Tenn.

    Saturday, Feb 25
    3:00 PM
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.

    Saturday, Feb 25
    10:00 AM
    vs Texas A&M
    Bishop, Ga.
    Saturday, Feb 25
    All Day
    at SEC Indoor Championships
    Nashville, Tenn.

    Sunday, Feb 26
    1:00 PM
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.

    Sunday, Feb 26
    All Day
    vs Querenica Cabo Collegiate
    Los Cabos, Mexico

    Monday, Feb 27
    All Day
    vs Querenica Cabo Collegiate
    Los Cabos, Mexico

    Tuesday, Feb 28
    5:00 PM
    vs Kennesaw State
    Athens, Ga.

    TV
    Tuesday, Feb 28
    All Day
    vs Querenica Cabo Collegiate
    Los Cabos, Mexico

    Friday, Mar 3
    5:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.

    TV
    Friday, Mar 3
    1:00 PM
    at Fresno State
    Fresno, Calif.

    Friday, Mar 3
    3:00 PM
    vs Kentucky
    Athens, Ga.

    Friday, Mar 3
    All Day
    vs Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
    Long Cove Club (Hilton Head, S.C).

    Saturday, Mar 4
    1:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.

    TV
    Saturday, Mar 4
    All Day
    vs Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
    Long Cove Club (Hilton Head, S.C).

    Sunday, Mar 5
    2:00 PM
    vs Alabama
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Mar 5
    All Day
    vs Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
    Long Cove Club (Hilton Head, S.C).

    Friday, Mar 10
    All Day
    at NCAA Indoor Championships
    College Station, Texas

    Saturday, Mar 11
    4:00 PM
    vs Utah
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    All Day
    at NCAA Indoor Championships
    College Station, Texas

    Monday, Mar 13
    All Day
    vs Gifford Classic
    Brentwood Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)

    Monday, Mar 13
    All Day
    vs Southern Intercollegiate
    Athens, Ga.

    Tuesday, Mar 14
    All Day
    vs Gifford Classic
    Brentwood Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)

    Friday, Mar 17
    All Day
    at Yellow Jacket Invitational
    Atlanta, Ga.

    Saturday, Mar 18
    2:00 PM
    vs SEC Championships - Session I
    Jacksonville, Fla.

    TV
    Saturday, Mar 18
    6:00 PM
    vs SEC Championships - Session II
    Jacksonville, Fla.

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