- Allison Maurer's commitment to excellence in sports nutrition is a big part of the Tennessee winning edge.
- Maurer is one of only 21 full-time Sports Dietitians at the NCAA Division I level. She is responsible for all nutrition education with the Vols and Lady Vols athletes.
- As part of her duties, Maurer conducts grocery-shopping tours for student-athletes, weight-gain and weight-loss programs and performance nutrition -- what Maurer calls "fueling for performance."
- She handles meal planning for football and assists with meal planning for baseball, women's basketball, women's swimming and rowing. Maurer works closely with Team ENHANCE and Team EXCEL in working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and substance abuse. She conducts body composition testing for various sports teams and educates athletes on how to fuel to improve body composition.
- Maurer also teaches an undergraduate nutrition class, "Sports Nutrition for Athletes," while handling the budgeting, ordering and distribution of NCAA-compliant nutritional supplements for all UT sports.
- The Holland, Mich., native began her work with the Vols and Lady Vols in October 2007 after three years at Colorado. Her responsibilities there were as sports nutritionist for all programs and assistant strength and conditioning coach for football, tennis, golf and cheerleading.
- Maurer earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Olivet Nazarene University in 2002. She completed her master's in nutrition and her dietetic internship from Georgia State University in 2003.
- She and her husband, Dan, of Addison, Ill., are the parents of Manny, Emilio and Nico.