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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  • Friday, Aug 21
    7:00 PM
    at High Point
    High Point, N.C.
    Saturday, Aug 15
    7:00 PM
    vs Furman Exhibition
    Athens, Ga.
  • Sunday, Feb 26
    L, 65-58
    at Florida
    Gainesville, Fla.
    Sunday, Feb 26
    L, 2-1
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.
    TV
    Sunday, Feb 26
    10:00 AM
    vs Bulldog Last Chance Meet prelims
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Feb 26
    4:00 PM
    vs Bulldog Last Chance Meet finals
    Athens, 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
    Wednesday, Mar 1
    6:30 PM
    vs Auburn
    Athens, Ga.

    TV
    Wednesday, Mar 1
    TBA
    vs TBD
    Greenville, S.C.
    Wednesday, Mar 1
    6:00 PM
    vs Kennesaw State
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 3
    5:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Friday, Mar 3
    3:00 PM
    vs UNC-Wilmington
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 3
    5:30 PM
    vs Central Connecticut
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 3
    1:00 PM
    at Fresno State
    Fresno, Calif.
    Friday, Mar 3
    3:00 PM
    vs Kentucky
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 3
    4:00 PM
    at Vanderbilt
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Friday, Mar 3
    All Day
    vs Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
    Long Cove Club (Hilton Head, S.C).
    Saturday, Mar 4
    2:00 PM
    at Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Ark.
    Saturday, Mar 4
    1:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Saturday, Mar 4
    3:30 PM
    vs Central Connecticut
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 4
    6:00 PM
    vs Michigan State
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 4
    All Day
    vs Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
    Long Cove Club (Hilton Head, S.C).
    Sunday, Mar 5
    1:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Sunday, Mar 5
    1:30 PM
    vs Michigan State
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Mar 5
    1:00 PM
    vs Vanderbilt
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Mar 5
    1:00 PM
    at Kentucky
    Lexington, Ky.
    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).
    Monday, Mar 6
    All Day
    at Zone B Diving Championships
    Auburn, Ala.
    Tuesday, Mar 7
    6:00 PM
    vs Xavier
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Tuesday, Mar 7
    All Day
    at Zone B Diving Championships
    Auburn, Ala.
    Wednesday, Mar 8
    TBA
    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Wednesday, Mar 8
    6:00 PM
    vs Xavier
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Wednesday, Mar 8
    All Day
    at Zone B Diving Championships
    Auburn, Ala.
    Thursday, Mar 9
    TBA
    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Friday, Mar 10
    TBA
    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Friday, Mar 10
    6:00 PM
    vs Rider
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Friday, Mar 10
    9:30 AM
    vs Mercer
    Orlando, Fla.
    Friday, Mar 10
    12:00 PM
    vs Ohio State
    Orlando, Fla.
    Friday, Mar 10
    2:00 PM
    vs Ole Miss
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 10
    7:00 PM
    at Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Friday, Mar 10
    All Day
    at NCAA Indoor Championships
    College Station, Texas
    Saturday, Mar 11
    TBA
    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    1:00 PM
    vs Rider
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    12:30 PM
    vs Delaware State
    Orlando, Fla.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    3:00 PM
    at UCF
    Orlando, Fla.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    4:00 PM
    vs Utah
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    All Day
    at NCAA Indoor Championships
    College Station, Texas
    Sunday, Mar 12
    TBA
    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Sunday, Mar 12
    1:00 PM
    vs Rider
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Sunday, Mar 12
    1:00 PM
    vs Arkansas
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Mar 12
    2:00 PM
    at Auburn
    Auburn, Ala.
    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.)
    Wednesday, Mar 15
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    Thursday, Mar 16
    10:00 AM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships prelims
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Thursday, Mar 16
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Friday, Mar 17
    10:00 AM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships prelims
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Friday, Mar 17
    3:00 PM
    vs Wake Forest
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 17
    5:00 PM
    at Florida
    Gainesville, Fla.
    Friday, Mar 17
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    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.
    TV
    Saturday, Mar 18
    All Day
    at Yellow Jacket Invitational
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Sunday, Mar 19
    1:00 PM
    at Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn.
    Sunday, Mar 19
    1:00 PM
    at South Carolina
    Columbia, S.C.
    Sunday, Mar 19
    All Day
    vs Linger Longer Invitational
    Greensboro, Ga.
    Monday, Mar 20
    All Day
    vs Linger Longer Invitational
    Greensboro, Ga.
    Tuesday, Mar 21
    All Day
    vs Linger Longer Invitational
    Greensboro, Ga.
    Thursday, Mar 23
    6:00 PM
    vs LSU
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 24
    5:00 PM
    vs Ole Miss
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 24
    TBA
    vs TBD
    Auburn, Ala.
    Saturday, Mar 25
    5:00 PM
    vs Alabama
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Mar 26
    1:00 PM
    vs Mississippi State
    Athens, Ga.
    Wednesday, Mar 29
    All Day
    at Texas Relays
    Austin, Texas
    Thursday, Mar 30
    3:00 PM
    at Mississippi State
    Starkville, Miss.
    Thursday, Mar 30
    All Day
    at Texas Relays
    Austin, Texas
    Friday, Mar 31
    All Day
    vs Bryan National Collegiate
    Bryan Park Golf Course (Browns Summit, N.C.)
    Saturday, Apr 1
    12:00 PM
    at Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn.
    Saturday, Apr 1
    3:00 PM
    at Auburn
    Auburn, Ala.
    Saturday, Apr 1
    TBA
    vs NCAA Regionals
    TBA
    Saturday, Apr 1
    All Day
    vs Bryan National Collegiate
    Bryan Park Golf Course (Browns Summit, N.C.)
    Saturday, Apr 1
    All Day
    vs Augusta Invitational
    Augusta, Ga.
    Saturday, Apr 1
    All Day
    at Texas Relays
    Austin, Texas
    Sunday, Apr 2
    All Day
    vs Bryan National Collegiate
    Bryan Park Golf Course (Browns Summit, N.C.)
    Sunday, Apr 2
    All Day
    vs Augusta Invitational
    Augusta, Ga.
    Wednesday, Apr 5
    All Day
    vs Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon
    Athens, Ga.
    Thursday, Apr 6
    All Day
    vs Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Apr 7
    7:00 PM
    at Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Ark.
    Friday, Apr 7
    All Day
    vs Liz Murphey Collegiate
    UGA Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
    Friday, Apr 7
    All Day
    vs Spec Towns Invitational
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Apr 8
    All Day
    vs Liz Murphey Collegiate
    UGA Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
    Wednesday, Apr 12
    TBA
    vs TBD
    Waco, Texas
    Friday, Apr 14
    1:00 PM
    vs NCAA Semifinals Session I
    St. Louis, Mo.
    TV
    Friday, Apr 14
    8:00 PM
    vs NCAA Semifinals Session II
    St. Louis, Mo.
    TV
    Saturday, Apr 15
    9:00 PM
    vs NCAA Super Six
    St. Louis, Mo.
    TV
    Friday, Apr 21
    All Day
    vs SEC Championship
    St. Simons Island, Ga.
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