Scott Trausch Named K-State's First Sports Nutritionist

Scott Trausch, K-State's first full-time sports nutritionist

Nov. 8, 2013

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. - 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.

GO WILDCATS Scott Trausch, K-State's first full-time sports nutritionist
Scott Trausch, K-State's first full-time sports nutritionist

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. Previously, Trausch served as the Interim Head of Football Sports Nutrition, and also served as a strength and conditioning intern and a sports nutrition intern for the Huskers from 2008 to 2012.

A Nebraska alumnus, Trausch earned degrees in dietetics and nutrition and exercise health science in 2011.