K-State names first sports nutritionist

By The Mercury

Scott Trausch, who has spent the past five years at the University of Nebraska, has been named K-State’s first full-time sports nutritionist, department officials announced today.

With the completion of the new Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table at the West Stadium Center, all Wildcat student-athletes will benefit from Trausch’s program and direction, ensuring that each student-athlete is benefitting from a nutritional and dietary program specific to the needs of all 16 Wildcat teams.

“We are excited to have Scott as a member of our staff,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director Jill Shields. “Having a full-time nutritionist on board will provide another winning edge for K-State, greatly enhancing the overall experience for all 438 of our student-athletes.”

In his new role, Trausch will oversee the development of all nutrutional protocols for the athletic teams, including performance fueling strategies, team and individual nutrition education, hydration and body composition testing.

He will work in conjunction with Chef Michael Moyes to coordinate all meals served to student-athletes in the new Ahearn Fund Performance Table. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association.

Trausch spent the past year as the Director of Football Sports Nutrition at Nebraska, where he worked primarily with the football and baseball teams.

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