Jan. 8, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio State gymnast Nicole Jontony, a registered dietitian in Ohio State Athletics, was recently selected as the 2018 Young Dietitian of the Year, the Ohio Academy of Nutrition Dietetics announced last week. Jontony, who was a four-year member of the women’s gymnastics team from 2009-12, has been a part of the Ohio State Athletics sports nutrition department the past four years.
“Nicole Jontony has been a rock star on our sports nutrition team,” said Doug Calland, associate athletics director for sports performance. “She is instrumental in the development of our student-athletes from the first day they arrive on campus. She expertly connects with so many athletes in setting their goals in nutrition and continues to develop positive relationships with both students and staff.”
Jontony graduated from Ohio State in 2013 with a degree in medical dietetics. She first volunteered with the sports nutrition team and continued on to complete the culminating rotation of her dietetic internship. She’s played a critical role in creating vision and programing to increase the impact of sports nutrition within the athletic department. As a former student-athlete and current registered dietitian with a board certification specializing in sports nutrition, Jontony has helped current student-athletes pick nutritious pre-and-post workout snacks and meals in the “Buckeye Fuel Zones” at St. John Arena, Steelwood and currently at the Schottenstein Center. She’s also assisted in the expansion on the nutrition team, helping to create student volunteer positions to provide further experience in sports nutrition.
As a former student-athlete, Jontony earned several awards: