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IN THIS ISSUE FALL 2012 PEAK WINTER 2013 PEAK

FINDING A WAY PAGE 12

THE WEIGHTING GAME PAGE 18

THE PEAK PLATE PAGE 26

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CHAMPS! The women’s sailing team captured its third ICSA National Championship in May in Tampa, Florida. The Big Green women topped the 18-boat fleet by an impressive 38 points to capture their first national title since 2000. The win marked the fourth time in program history that Dartmouth reached the pinnacle of the college sailing world. Prior championships came for the women in 2000 and 1992 and the Coed squad in 1992. Earning the title for Dartmouth were sophomore Deirdre Lambert and junior Carissa Crawford in the A-division and seniors Chandler Salisbury and Madilyn Gamble as well as junior Kelsey Wheeler and freshman Lizzie Guynn in B-division. Read more from the coaches on page 10.

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GOOD TIMES, PART I The softball team celebrates another home run at the Dartmouth Softball Park. Dartmouth closed the 2013 season with a 26-20, 15-5 Ivy League record and its second Ivy North Division title. The Big Green tied the record for consecutive wins with eight and also for consecutive Ivy League wins with eight. Additionally, Dartmouth set new single-season records for batting average (.292), triples (16), home runs (33) and RBI (198).

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GOOD TIMES, PART II The baseball team celebrates a win at the Dairy Queen Invitational in Minneapolis in March. Dartmouth returned to the Ivy Championship Series for a sixth straight year by virtue of finishing atop the Rolfe Division standings with a 15-5 record. The team set a school record with 32 victories this season and had three pitchers drafted in the Major League Baseball Entry Draft. Junior lefthander Mitch Horacek was taken in the ninth round by the Baltimore Orioles. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the southpaw Michael Johnson in the 14th round, while righthander Cole Sulser was chosen in the 25th round by the Cleveland Indians, giving Dartmouth three selections in a single draft for the first time.

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FEATURES 12 Finding a Way Jimmy Johnson is used to responding to challenges. Follow his trail from unrecruited walk-on to key contributor. 18 The Weighting Game Strength and conditioning in the modern is more than lugging steel plates. Learn how it happens the Big Green way. 26 The Peak Plate Sports Dietician Claudette Peck plays a key role in the nutritional decisions Big Green athletes make every day.

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Junior Abbey D’Agostino (far left) is interviewed after winning the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June. For more on Abbey, see page 30. PEAK Dartmouth Peak Performance 6083 Alumni Gym Hanover, NH 03755 EDITOR Drew Galbraith

DEPARTMENTS 10 From the Desk of Peak Performance

25 Student Spotlight: Jalil Bishop

20 Student Spotlight: Brendin Beaulieu-Jones

29 Q&A on Sports Nutrition with Claudette Peck

22 Student Spotlight: Brandon Debot

30 Parting Shot

24 Student Spotlight: Jordan Aré

Courtney Bennett ‘13 faces off against

On The Cover Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Bennett, a 3rd Team AllAmerica, led the Big Green to victory.

SENIOR WRITER Bruce Wood ADVERTISING Sam Hopkins ASSISTANT EDITOR Katelyn Stravinsky CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Bob Miller, Donnie Brooks, Anne Hudak, Claudette Peck, Pat Salvas PHOTOGRAPHY Mark Washburn, Gil Talbot, John Risley, Mike Scott, Steph Bambury Problems or Accessibility Issues? dp2@dartmouth.edu © 2013 Trustees of Dartmouth College

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FROM THE DESK OF PEAK PERFORMANCE DREW GALBRAITH, SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

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his summer marks two full years of Dartmouth Peak “Sailing competition is a mental and physical marathon: often, Performance. As we do at the end of each year, it is a time the student-athletes arrive at the venue at 8:00 AM, and don’t get for reflection, recalibration and planning for the years to off the water until 6:30 PM or later - in Florida, the second day of come. While we felt confident in the strides we made in competition ended at 8:00 PM. Our team’s ability to stay focused year one, this past academic year provided even more evidence and engaged during those days is a direct result of our strength that we are on the right track in creating a menu of resources & conditioning program.  Similarly, when the breeze came up we that are beneficial in driving our student-athletes, coaches and could hike longer and harder than most other teams on the water, teams towards excellence in every aspect of their lives. while still making the mental decisions that are essential for success There were a number of superlative performances by on the race course.  We have DP2, and Coach Rasnake, to thank for Dartmouth students and teams this our success on those days.” year. Junior Abbey D’Agostino become “To win a National Championship, the most decorated track athlete in the you need more than talent and drive: history of the Ivy League with three the group of individuals need some To win a National more NCAA titles. Junior Nejc Zupan intangible components that help them Championship, you need became Dartmouth’s highest finisher become a team.  For our team, leadership ever at the national championships training served as a vital component to more than talent and drive; with his All-America performance in our success.  Steven Spaulding (Assistant the group of individuals the breaststroke. Several teams had AD for Leadership) led our team on outstanding seasons, including Skiing an experiential exercise in March, just need some intangible finishing fifth at NCAA’s and Women’s prior to the beginning of our spring components that help them Lacrosse advancing to the NCAA break training trip.  Steven designed an Sweet Sixteen. One performance exercise emphasizing three season-long become a team. stood out among the rest – a national team goals: Commitment to Excellence, championship for Women’s Sailing. Hard Work, and Positive Attitude.  The Co-Head Coach Justin Assad reflected on the role DP2 student-athletes were split into two teams, and each team played this year. carried logs, tools, tarps, and other materials up Moose “During our National Championship run this spring, Mountain.  Once they found each building site, each team DP2 was a critical component of our success,” said Assad. worked to create a shelter, complete with a fire, before breaking “Dartmouth Sailing utilized many aspects of DP2, including the the shelter down and heading back down Moose Mountain. advanced recovery services and the fantastic academic support, We reflected on lessons learned and action items after the but the two aspects that left an indelible mark on our season program. This exercise was a crucial piece of our success this were strength & conditioning and leadership training.” spring: our leaders were effectively trained to work together, and “Our team worked with Strength & Conditioning Assistant our teammates gained renewed respect for each other and the Coach, Christina Rasnake throughout the entire academic team leaders.  Late in the season, our ability to stay focused on year.  Collegiate sailing is typically uncharted water in the those three goals led directly to our success, and that focus was a weight room, both for the coaches and, sometimes for the direct result of the experiential exercise.” athletes!  Typically, our strength coaches haven’t trained sailors, Comments like this are becoming more and more common and often our incoming student-athletes have never followed from our head coaches. They see and feel the direct benefit of DP2. a rigorous strength and conditioning program designed Our students are committing to the process of excellence in every specifically for sailing.  Coach Rasnake dove right into sailing, aspect of their lives. Stories like this are starting to be the norm at doing some of her own research and engaging the studentDartmouth. Congratulations to our sailors and all of the Big Green athletes to learn more about the sport.  After nine months athletes this year. We are destined for more progress next year and of training, the results were obvious down in Florida at the look forward to telling those stories. national championships.”

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Finding a Way

Jimmy Johnson is used to responding to challenges. Follow his trail from unrecruited walk-on to key contributor. BY BRUCE WOOD

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Jimmy Johnson had done what he could during his first fall to help the Dartmouth football team. Although he’d caught 38 passes for 575 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Andover High School in Massachusetts and had come in as a wide receiver for the Big Green, he shifted over to the defense not long after arriving in Hanover. The team needed warm bodies for the offense to practice against during the week just as it needed young players to line up on that side of the ball in the obscurity of jayvee games on Sunday afternoons. Not that Johnson was a stranger to defense. As a senior at Andover he’d intercepted six passes, returning two for touchdowns. So he embraced the opportunity to change positions in the hope that it would both help the offense improve as well as give him a better shot at getting on the field. It didn’t work out that way. Not at first, at least. Although he had two interceptions with the jayvees and earned plaudits both for his play and for his team-first attitude, when the list of 110 players invited back for the preseason camp came out, after spring ball, defensive back Jimmy Johnson wasn’t on it.

FROM A YOUNG AGE JIMMY JOHNSON FACED CHALLENGES. An only child, his parents divorced when he was just 2, and he and mother Corinne had to move in with her parents until she found a place of her own. Perhaps the divorce was to blame but young Jimmy was a bit of a handful in elementary school until the patient but firm Corinne settled him down. A remarkable woman, Corinne earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1980 and a master’s in environmental engineering from Northeastern in 1990. In 2002 she became the first female general manager at General Electric’s aircraft engine plant in Lynn, Mass., making her the highest ranking GE executive in the Greater Boston area. Despite her hectic schedule as a business person and her responsibilities as a single mother, she somehow found time to sit on the board of directors of Girls Inc. of Lynn, serve as a trustee of the North Shore Medical Center and raise her son. Corinne, who had successfully battled Hodgkins disease the summer after her high school graduation, was diagnosed with breast cancer when Jimmy was in third grade. “She fought that off without telling me or showing any signs,” Johnson said. “She was more worried about me than herself, and she was the one going through cancer. I didn’t know anything about that until I was 13 or 14.” Corinne had undergone heart valve replacement surgery shortly after her diagnosis with breast cancer in 1980, and she got much worse medical news around Thanksgiving of 2007. “It was my sophomore year in high school, the last day of

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basketball tryouts,” Johnson remembered. “She brought me home and told me she had cancer again. I remember crying all night, but she was always upbeat. “The first thing she did the next day instead of going to work was talk to my coaches to tell them what she was going through. She was more worried about me than herself.” Johnson, who hadn’t been much of a basketball player as a small boy until Corinne found someone who helped teach him the game, made the Andover varsity that winter and was part of an improving team that made it to the state tournament. But while basketball was going well for Johnson, his mother’s struggle with pancreatic cancer was worsening. “For three months she battled hard,” he said. “That was basically my whole basketball season. Then one day she collapsed from pneumonia and had to be brought to the hospital. “At that point, they gave her two weeks to live. They brought us in and kind of prepared me for that.” Corinne’s mother and father, Pat and Jim Morris, moved from Melrose into the Andover colonial to look after Jimmy while his mom was in the hospital. The three spent as much time as they could at Corinne’s bedside at Massachusetts General. “She wasn’t able to talk during those two weeks,” Johnson said. “She had tubes down her throat and all she could do was write notes. I still have those notes today. I have them in a folder and keep them by my bed. I still read them. “Some of them are funny. Even when she knew she was dying she was upbeat. She wrote something like my grandmother needs to get a new sweater, funny stuff like that.” Corinne Johnson died on March 8, 2008. Jimmy was 16. A Boston Globe story eight days later included this: At the funeral, the younger Johnson, who plays football, basketball, and lacrosse, remembered his mother as his “number one fan . . . even if she didn’t always know the rules,” recalled his aunt, Carol Morris Galvin of Topsfield.

NOT ALL THE NOTES CORINNE WROTE DURING HER LAST HOSPITALIZATION WERE FUNNY. One in particular struck a chord with her son. “She wrote, ‘Keep the ship moving,’ ” he said. “The message was


Fazio, in particular, pushed exactly the right button by channeling Corinne Johnson for her son and his team. “He grabbed hold of (Keep The Ship Moving) and made it our team motto my junior year in basketball,” Johnson said.

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a Dartmouth grad who played a little football for the Big Green in the early ‘80s. Uncle Jimmy Morris was a pretty good tight end at Harvard a few years later. Jimmy Johnson was hopeful of continuing the tradition of playing a sport in the Ivy League, but not necessarily football. “I initially came up in my junior year in high school with my uncle for a lacrosse tournament,” he said. “I was trying to get recruited for lacrosse. I fell in love with the campus immediately.” While he was in town Johnson met with football coach Buddy Teevens. “He kind of showed me around the football facilities and I saw how great they were,” Johnson said. “He kept telling me how this team was on the up-and-coming. I believed him. I had followed them a little and my uncle had told me all about them. Although Johnson had been a two-year member of the Merrimack Valley Conference all-star football team at Andover, a four-year honor student and winner of the football team’s Courageous Award, Ivy League recruiters weren’t exactly beating down his door. Quite the opposite, actually. “I eventually narrowed it down to two choices,” Johnson said. “It was between Bentley in Massachusetts, where I could play football and lacrosse, and Dartmouth. I told myself if I got into Dartmouth I would go there, even if I was only guaranteed a walk on position.” to not be sad and keep the ship moving. That’s a phrase that I try to live by, every single day.” It wasn’t always easy. After his mother died Johnson had his difficult days. Although he earned a starting role as a defenseman on the Andover lacrosse team, he wasn’t looking much like a player who would be a member of the Eagle Tribune All-Star Team the next spring. And while he’s always been a good student, he wasn’t doing his best work in the classroom, either. Grandmother Julia Morris, who would move with her husband into the Johnson house to look after him until he graduated, felt bad for him. “You have to understand, now he is living with two old people,” she said this spring. “I am in my late 70s now, and my husband is 80, but he had Parkinson’s disease at the time. It was really a challenge for us and it was hard for Jimmy. “The stress of my daughter’s death made the Parkinson’s disease worse and so my husband could barely walk. Jimmy would go out sometimes and I would have to call him up wherever he was to come back home and help me pick him up off the floor. It was not an easy time for him, but he never complained.” Andover lacrosse coach Wayne Puglisi and basketball coach David Fazio, who had lost his own mother as a boy, took Johnson under wing.

ACCEPTED BY DARTMOUTH BUT UNRECRUITED, JOHNSON DID IN FACT WALK ONTO THE FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE FALL OF 2010. While he didn’t make an immediate impact on the field, he did have an impact on his coaches and his teammates. “The thing about Jimmy is, since the day he got here he has worked hard to get better. Every single day,” said secondary coach Sammy McCorkle. “I don’t think it’s his goal to be the star. It is all about what he can do to help this football team. “We were pretty thin at corner and although he didn’t have much experience there he moved right over and not once did he ever gripe or did he question. He just went out and did it. He did it because it was what we needed to have done. It was for the team.” Johnson was selected Dartmouth’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year for the 2012 season. “We might have some players who are bigger and stronger and faster, but in terms of commitment he gives us everything he has and that is all you can ask for,” said head coach Buddy Teevens. “He always comes to work ready to go. He does everything right. He’s a wonderful representative of our program in the community. He’s a very good special teams guy who helps mentor the younger players.” // CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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Eventually, going into the real world, I will be able to wake up early in the morning, not complain, go to work and manage my time better. Being part of the team has prepared me for life after college.”

One of those younger players is Daniel Gorman ’14, who two years after Johnson walked onto the team as a wide receiver last fall. “He is the best there is, for sure,” said Gorman. “He’s definitely one of the older guys I look up to most on the team. “I remember hearing that he didn’t get invited to camp one year, but you would never know. You would think that he was one of the biggest recruits here when you look at him physically and watch him out on the field.”

JIMMY JOHNSON, WHO HAD ALREADY RESPONDED TO DIFFICULT CHALLENGES IN HIS YOUNG LIFE, had been determined to rise

to another one when his name wasn’t on the list to return for preseason before his sophomore year. “I was disappointed with that,” he recalled. “But my family is very positive and they always told me if you think positive thoughts positive things would happen. So I told myself that if I wanted to be invited back for preseason the next year I would have to prove it. I decided to let my play talk for myself and I had a really good spring last spring.” Like Michael Jordan, who used being cut from his high school basketball team to spur himself on to greatness, not being invited to the preseason might have been the best thing that could have happened to Johnson. “At the time it didn’t feel that way,” he said with a laugh. “I was pretty upset. But I definitely worked a lot harder because I am a person who likes to prove through his actions.” What he’s proven through his actions at Dartmouth is that he’s more than just a surprisingly good football player who got 17 snaps

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in last year’s varsity opener against Butler and finished the year behind only first-team All-Ivy League choice Garrett Waggoner on the depth chart at free safety. He served as football’s representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee this year and was an ambassador for the college at an event for prospective Dartmouth students in Boston last year. He’s been a member of the college’s Green Team, helping monitor parties for high-risk drinking and has volunteered for Big Brothers and Sisters each year he’s been on campus. He has been a much-respected member of the men’s practice team that gets the Dartmouth women’s basketball squad ready for games and is considering playing a final spring of lacrosse after football ends next year. Together with teammates Garrett Waggoner and Andy Gay he even won a Best in Show award at the 2013 Dartmouth Ventures Entrepreneurship Conference for an innovative water bottle the trio developed that, with replaceable cartridges, filters and flavors drinks. Johnson serves as a DP2 mentor for the football team but perhaps his most meaningful contribution is standing each fall before his teammates and telling them his mother’s story of courage during the football program’s cancer awareness week. “I’ve heard him do it three times and I get teary-eyed every time,” said McCorkle. “The fact that he is able to stand up there. I can only imagine what it’s like to go through that.” The history major credits football for helping him find his way in life and thinks it has been just as important in his development as a person as what he has learned in the classroom. “Football in my opinion may even be more important in some aspects,” he said. “You learn a lot about leadership. It helps me with my time management skills because football takes a very large chunk of time no matter what part of the year. It has definitely made me mentally tougher. “Eventually, going into the real world, I will be able to wake up early in the morning, not complain, go to work and manage my time better. Being part of the team has prepared me for life after college.” Football has taught him a lot, but nothing has prepared him for life better than the valiant battle Corinne Johnson fought. “She has inspired me to be the person that I am today and to live life to the fullest,” he said. “If she was here I would want her to be proud.”


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THE WEIGHTING GAME Strength and conditioning in the modern age is more than lugging steel plates. Learn how it happens the Big Green way.

“Champions are made when nobody is watching.” While there’s a lot of truth to the old chestnut, these days someone usually is watching, although it’s not always cheering fans, not necessarily their coaches and often not in person. Whether it is in Hanover during the offseason, or keeping tabs via email and the Internet when they are off campus, Dartmouth’s strength and conditioning coaches are pretty much always maintaining a watchful eye on Big Green athletes as they do the hard work necessary to become champions. Bob Miller, the Holekamp Family Director of Strength and Conditioning for a dozen years, counts women’s ice hockey among the teams he is guiding through the offseason. Kayleigh Fournier, in her first year at the College, oversees strength and conditioning for the volleyball team as well as eight other teams. Because the volleyball season ended in early November

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and the long ice hockey season didn’t wrap up until early March the teams are at different stages of their offseason conditioning programs. But the goal is the same – to be bigger, stronger and faster when practice resumes in the fall. The hockey team, which played an exhibition game on Oct. 19 against McGill and saw its long season end on March 2 against Harvard – a span of 135 days – wisely did not go straight into its offseason program. “The first part of the off-season is recovery,” said Mark Hudak, who is 196-99-27 in 10 seasons as head hockey coach. “The kids need a break. We typically take almost a full month off. Once we’ve finished our last game we tell them we will see them in three or four weeks. “We feel like by the time they get back a lot of the bumps and bruises are better. Their bodies are a little bit more rested. The mind is more rested. The stress on the body and mind that has been there for six plus months is relieved and we can start to build strength and power.” Once the players return to the weight room Miller has them lifting for an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Because the volume of lifting work is cut down during the season, the emphasis when the team hits the weights again is “work capacity,” according to Miller. “That’s lower intensity as far as weight goes, but with the volume really picking up as far as sets and reps,” he said. “We want to build a really good base with the work capacity so that their bodies are better prepared to handle the more explosive and heavier stuff to come in the summer.” In addition to lifting, the team runs after the Monday lift, either doing “stadiums” in the football grandstand or sprints. Both have a direct correlation to on-ice capabilities. “If you look at a sprinter and a hockey player, the angle of push once you get going is different, but the angle of the body is the same,” Miller said. “They are always on a 45-degree angle. That’s why we stress a lot of running, especially in a three-point start off the ground. And running up stadiums, which is pushing the perfect angle.” On Wednesdays at 7 a.m., the Big Green skaters have their second running session of the week, often doing “sled drags” on a wooden apparatus constructed by the Dartmouth grounds crew. Players pair up and push the sled loaded with various amounts of weight 25 yards in one direction as fast as they can. Another pair will push it back. Players may make eight or 10 runs with the weighted sled before they are through. “We want to get our conditioning in that way, in short bursts rather than have them go out and run miles,” said Miller. “There is a reason why they call it L.S.D. Long. Slow. Distance. It just makes you slower.” Explained Hudak: “We want to have good cardiovascular and endurance but to go out and run long distances is counter to what you want to work on, which is the fast twitch, quick burst of speed.” The hockey team is back at it on Thursday mornings at 6, doing agility drills that see the players work on their starts and stops


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while also simulating hockey crossovers and direction changes. “There’s a good correlation between what they do on dry land and on ice,” explained Miller. “We’ve been testing pro-agility on the ground for a few years and Mark tested it this year on ice. We compared the results and it showed that the fastest kids on land were the fastest on ice. A lot of it comes down to flexibility, and core and lower-body strength so those are things we are working on.” Players do individual “special needs” work on Fridays. “By the end of spring they should be very strong,” said Miller. “We want to build on that during the summer but not grind them down, so they will be ready when things ramp up on Aug. 1. “I email them a whole summer packet with warm-up, lift, run, flexibility and any agility drills we are going to do when they get back,” said Miller. “Then I will send them emails every two weeks to see how they are doing and check if they are hitting their weights.” Unlike hockey, the volleyball season is long over come spring, with the Big Green’s final game back on Nov. 10. But second-year coach Erin Lindsey had the team back on the court for spring practice by the time Fournier arrived at Dartmouth on March 25 and got right to work. “We want our kids to be the stronger players on the court,” Fournier said. “That is what the coaches are looking for. It’s going to help them get W’s across-the-board, being the stronger, more powerful team. So we are definitely pushing more weight in here.” Fournier, like Miller a refugee from the Yale weight room, works with the volleyball players five days a week in the spring. Thanks to some efficient scheduling, she has the entire squad each day at 9 a.m., sometimes after an even earlier practice. “It’s Monday, Wednesday and Friday (in the weight room) and two days out on the court,” Fournier said. “I see them for about an hour. “On Tuesdays at 7 we work on speed and agility. We will start with some mini hurdles or ladder drills and then go right into pro agility or some sort of box drills to work on their speed with turning and cutting. On Thursdays, it’s conditioning and straight ahead sprints.” The volleyball team came into the spring relatively healthy and Fournier’s weight-room sessions are designed to help make sure that’s the case next season. “They really need upper body strength because their shoulders are a bit overused,” said Fournier. “In the off-season building up all the muscles around the shoulder is important. You would be surprised how many of them end up getting shoulder surgery. Tendinitis, rotator cuff, all of it is because of overuse. “We want to make sure that the joint is going to be healthy, that it is going to be able to withstand next season.” Although Fournier is still new to Dartmouth she’s on the same page with the Big Green’s head volleyball coach. “There’s a lot of load on our players’ shoulders from the number of times that they attack ball,” said Lindsey. “That’s one of the things I wanted Kayleigh to really work on. Also the knees and making sure the kids jump the right way, because sometimes their shins hurt from all the jumping and landing.” “Because volleyball players are often taller they tend to have weaker hips and internally rotate their knees,” Fournier explained.

“If you look at them in their defensive stance their knees are in where they should be out and over their toes, so you see tourquing action in the knee. “Strengthening their hips and working on their ‘gluts’ will help them jump and land properly so they won’t break an ankle or tear something in their knees.” Because volleyball is a fall sport the summer is the last chance to increase strength. “We want to get them as strong as we can while keeping them flexible for their sport,” said Fournier. “So we will be working a lot on their strength right up until late in the summer, right around preseason. That’s when the volume will be cut down. Then we will start working a lot on speed, jumping, getting higher. Moving weight quicker and faster so that they are as explosive as they can be coming into preseason.” Although Fournier is new to Dartmouth and Lindsey has only two seasons with the Big Green, the strength coach and volleyball coach quickly understood their goals are the same. “I sat down with the coaching staff to talk about what their vision was for the team, what they wanted from me and what I wanted from the kids and it lined up perfectly,” said Fournier. “We are on the same page. “Now it is just pushing forward and getting the kids to be where we want them to be. When I got here I’d say they were a little bit behind where they should have been, so we worked hard to get their form down so we could get them stronger and really push them. I think the team is going to see a big improvement in its play next year.” If it does, part of the reason is the work being done this spring and summer. Lindsey believes she can already see progress. “Absolutely,” she said. “Some of it is creating a culture where this is something that is important to our athletes. We want them to understand why this will make them the best athletes they can be. We’re creating a culture where there is an understanding how important the weight room is to what we do as volleyball players. “It’s important to have great teaching, the kind Kayleigh is doing. She does a very good job of making them see that she believes they can do it and giving them the information and motivation to stick to it. That’s going to make a huge difference for us.”

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tanding at the finish line of the Outdoor Heps at Yale on Sunday afternoon in early May of 2011, Dartmouth head coach Sandy Ford-Centonze watches as Beaulieu-Jones runs fluidly. She had entered him in the 400-meter hurdles the day before and while she wasn’t surprised that he didn’t make the finals given his earlier injury, she felt that experience would benefit him in this race, the 4x400 relay. Beaulieu-Jones is running well until the 200-meter mark when, to Ford-Centonze’s horror, it is clear the hamstring has given out again. Knowing all that Beaulieu-Jones had been through with the leg, Ford-Centonze finds herself imploring him to, “Stop! Stop!” Nearby, the track team trainer is yelling the same thing. Beaulieu-Jones does not stop. Although he is losing touch with the leaders with every painful stride, he keeps running, finally handing off to senior Joe Lonek instead of pulling up. Lonek runs a strong leg but given the deficit he inherited it is no surprise that the Big Green relay finishes a distant last. Disappointed for Beaulieu-Jones, but also exasperated, Ford-Centonze approaches the runner, who is sitting on the ground. He is trying to apologize but his coach is having none of it. “I told him,” she recalls two years later, “‘I don’t need or want your apology right now. What I want is an explanation, because you could have done a lot of damage. Why didn’t you stop? Nobody would have blamed you.’” Ford-Centonze pauses to collect herself before going on. “He looked at me and he had tears in his eyes,” she says in a solemn voice. “He said to me, ‘Coach, Joe is a senior. I wanted him to run his last relay.’ “That,” Ford-Centonze says quietly, “broke my heart.” Ask another of Dartmouth’s Undergraduate Advisors – they are known as RA’s at most schools – and you will probably hear that Beaulieu-Jones is the gold standard of the breed. As busy as he is, and make no mistake, he’s about as busy as a college student can be, he is driven to have an impact on the lives of others. The biology major’s interest in being a UGA stemmed from his siblings, who had


ACADEMIC NOTES been RAs in college. But it was seeing first-hand the value of the Undergraduate Advisor as a Dartmouth freshman that led him to become one. “I had a really good UGA,” he says. “She was a role model and helped me navigate the social scene and academics my first year. I have always wanted to be a role model to my peers and also to underclassmen and that comes from the fact that upperclassmen were so critical in defining my experience and helping me get off on the right foot in college.” Fulfilling the responsibilities of a UGA while being a varsity athlete hasn’t always been easy but he believes the combination has its advantages. “The timing isn’t always in sync,” Beaulieu-Jones admits, “but being an athlete brings a lot of unique perspectives to the position. I hope I have been able to help administrators and community directors understand what a different population at Dartmouth really needs, and how we can best support them.” Soft-spoken and unassuming, Beaulieu-Jones thrives on making a difference in the life of the college and its students, in and out of athletics. After his freshman year he became involved with Dartmouth’s StudentAthlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). “I went to a meeting and saw that it had direct communication with athletic administrators and could really benefit the Dartmouth athletic community and the Upper Valley community as a whole,” he says. “I was only going to be a varsity athlete for four years and I wanted to have an impact on the experiences of other students, and future Dartmouth athletes.” This year he is one of nine elected members of the executive board of the College’s SAAC chapter. Among other activities the chapter has organized a Dancing Through the Decades event at the nearby Kendal Retirement Community. “We have been able to come together as an athletic community to go out and help a population that has always been supportive of us, coming to games, coming to meets,” he says. “I think that just exemplifies what SAAC stands for. Building community between athletes, and building a sense of purpose within the athletic department.” During his sophomore summer Beaulieu-Jones was one of 30 athletes in the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program run by the athletic department. “That was a remarkable opportunity,” he says. “It was a chance to sit down with coaches and other community members who shared their experiences and helped us learn how to be the best leaders we could be.” Beaulieu-Jones put those leadership lessons to work last year as one of 20 seniors serving as a Student Consultant in the Deans Office. “We are there for anything from, ‘I think I’m going to fail this class and don’t know what I should do,’ to, ‘I don’t know how to apply for this off term in Spain.’ ” he says. “Or it might be helping

someone figure out their ‘D’ plan. “It has been a really good experience. It’s a chance to reach not only peers, but underclassmen that are just looking for suggestions and personal experience in terms of defining their academic experience.” As if he didn’t already have enough on his plate, Beaulieu-Jones is treasurer of Dartmouth’s chapter of Best Buddies International (a volunteer organization that “creates opportunities for oneto-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities”). A James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar as a junior, Beaulieu-Jones has been working this year on a senior thesis studying an increase in the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease in Alaskan Eskimos. Medical school and a career as a physician and clinical researcher await Beaulieu-Jones, who somehow has found time to continue to run. While he hasn’t always enjoyed the success he’d hoped for coming in, he’s thankful for the opportunity track has given him, and for the lessons it has taught him. “It has been really difficult, but at the same time through the injuries I really learned a lot about myself and what it takes to be as good as I want to be,” he said. “It has been a very challenging process but I also have enjoyed it. It has helped me in other aspects of my life. It has made me become more committed academically and more committed in other extracurriculars that I am involved in.” As if that’s possible. Sitting in her office in the track coaching suite, Sandy Ford-Centonze rifles through a thick red notebook and pulls out a sheet of paper. It is the printout of one of many inspiring messages Brendin Beaulieu-Jones regularly emails out to his teammates and coaches. Beaulieu-Jones is not a captain and so when he first started sending out his observations, quotations, song lyrics, links to YouTube videos and the like he asked if it would be OK. It was more than OK, of course. So much more that other coaches have asked to be on his mailing list and his coach has printed out and saved each one. Ford-Centonze becomes quiet re-reading the words on one page. “Everything is not going to be perfect but that shouldn’t stop you from working and trying to achieve your goals,” she reads. “That’s him. That’s him. He is a remarkable young man! “I am going to miss him. I’m going to miss his leadership. He hasn’t been the top athlete on the team but he has been one of the best leaders that I’ve ever known. I look at him and I think what a great son he is. “No,” she says, pausing for dramatic effect, “what a great man he has become.”

I knew I was only going to be a varsity athlete for four years and I wanted to have an impact on other students, and future Dartmouth athletes.

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BRANDON DEBOT The last paragraph in the mission statement of the Dartmouth College Athletic Department states that ‘here we aim to create an environment that enables continuous learning, career preparation, and attainment of maximum performance.’

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////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Having those opportunities and guidance from coaches, faculty and staff members have helped junior Brandon DeBot excel on the tennis court, in the classroom as well as in the Dartmouth community. Recently, DeBot received the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The Stevens-Point, Wis., native was one of just 62 recipients nationwide as a rigorous application interview process saw a review board select his work out of 629 applications from 293 colleges and universities nationwide. The Truman Foundation selects exceptional college juniors who are committed to public service careers in fields such as government, education or nonprofits. Truman Scholars are given financial support for graduate studies, leadership training or fellowships. Most Ivy League student-athletes learn to balance classwork with practice and training, but DeBot has had to balance all that and his intense involvement within the community. “School, athletics and my extracurriculars have kept me focused and surprisingly stress free,” DeBot said. “I think one of the positives is that I have outlets to focus on. Each has served as a way for me to escape, when I’m in the moment I have the ability to focus everything on that activity.” On the court, DeBot has matured into a team leader and one of the squad’s top performers. In the 201213 regular season, the third-year player amassed 10 wins in singles action, including four in Ivy League play. He also had 12 wins in doubles, while going 5-2 at No. 1 in conference matches and earning Second Team All-Ivy honors. “Brandon has been a starter in singles for all three years and has improved his doubles to the point where he is currently part of a strong No. 1 team with Xander Centenari,” Dartmouth men’s tennis head coach Chris Drake said. “He has also earned a reputation as ‘the closer’ on our team as he was won numerous clinching matches for the team over the years.” DeBot himself admits that when he arrived on campus he wasn’t a good doubles player. “After working with our coaches I’ve become more comfortable and confident on the court,” DeBot stated. “My approach has changed and I’m more aggressive. I try to take over the point and matches right away to get an early edge. Xander plays with the same mentality and that’s why we complement each other so well.” Off the court, DeBot juggles his classwork and extracurricular activities. He is the treasurer of the Chi Heorot Fraternity, Presidential Scholar for the Government Department and as a researcher in the Policy Research Shop through the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He has also interned at both the White House National Economic Council and The Charles Group, LLC. “The programs at the Rockefeller Center have been really

influential in my experience,” says Debot. “I’ve gained both leadership and research background and the real world experience to go with that.” “Brandon has an incredible ability to excel in multiple pursuits at the same time. He is a great student, is heavily involved with work and research on campus and is a top contributor on our team. His teammates call him ‘the machine’ but I think in a way this sells him short by implying that he is inherently different than everyone else. In my opinion, he is able to do all of this because of his incredible drive and tireless work ethic,” Drake added. Through interning, networking with other Truman Scholarship winners and participating in team-building exercises through DP2, Debot has recognized a connection between team dynamics and the workplace environment. The soft-spoken junior sees the place for athletics in developing leadership skills and teaching studentathletes the importance of balance and multitasking. “Through tennis I’ve learned to enjoy the pressure of the moment. You need to accept it and work through it instead of letting it define you and negatively affect your performance. This translates well to the professional and academic worlds too,” Debot elaborated. Tennis hasn’t been all pressure filled situations as the Badger State native gushes about his teammates and the bond they formed, citing them as his closest group of friends. “Through team-building and other DP2 events we are stressed as being part of a team. In the group dynamic exercises you learn a good deal about leadership and it’s given me the opportunity to lead without have a formal role,” DeBot continued. With his junior year nearly in the rearview DeBot has begun to think about his future and what being awarded the scholarship means. “I’m very excited about this opportunity and it’s a relief to see that my hardwork has paid off. I’m looking forward to both the direct and indirect opportunities that the scholarship provides,” DeBot said. “Directly, I have money for graduate school and I get to spend a week with the other recipients attending conferences and such. Indirectly, it helps in the admissions process with graduate school and I have access to a network of scholars as current and past finalists have reached out to me,” he added. DeBot plans on attaining a Law degree and a master’s degree in public policy, hoping to work in Washington. No matter where this opportunity leads him, one thing is clear to anyone that knows him: his future is bright. “He is deserving in every way and it’s a great accomplishment,” Drake concluded. Brandon’s passion, work ethic and competitiveness are going to carry him far in life and I’m excited to see all the great things he will do after he graduates.”

School, athletics and extracurriculars have kept me surprisingly stress-free. I think one of the positives is that I have outlets to focus on.

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JORDAN ARÉ

Jordan Aré ’15, of Houston, Texas, is a government major and a wide receiver on the football team. Active in the Afro-American Society, the Men of Color Alliance, and the Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program, he was awarded the William Churchill First Year Prize in 2012 for outstanding academic achievement and “a record of contribution to fairness, respect for duty, and citizenship.” The first time I visited Dartmouth it was minus seven degrees and the first time I saw snow. But I was blown away by the facilities, the faculty, the academics, and the people. Everybody on campus was friendly and approachable. I felt very much at home. I attended FYSEP, Dartmouth’s First Year Student Enrichment Program, which helped me overcome my anxieties about taking college-level courses. Professors in psychology, government, and math gave us lectures and assignments—all of this during the August football practice season. FYSEP was a great indicator of how I’d have to manage my time. I got a B-plus on a FYSEP paper in psychology, which made me think, OK, I can do this. My confidence went way, way up. Balancing football and academics has been a challenge, but I’ve learned how to maximize my time and be efficient with my studies. It’s all about quality rather than quantity. If I had to advise somebody, I’d tell them to work for an hour or two, then take a break, because otherwise you’re just burning yourself out and your mind won’t retain the information. When I learned I’d won the Churchill Prize I was taken aback and felt very honored and humbled. My mom cried on the phone when she heard the news. I received a crystal trophy, a bookstore gift certificate, and a voucher for dinner with my dad, who flew up for the ceremony. He kept saying to me, “We are so proud of you.” “Winning the prize inspires me to push to my full potential,” says Aré.

This story was published in the Dartmouth College Fund’s Spring 2013 issue of GREEN at Dartmouth.

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THE RANNY B. CARDOZO, JR. 1978 AWARD IS AWARDED EACH YEAR TO “THE OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE JUNIOR CLASS WHO MOST EXEMPLIFIES RANNY B. CARDOZO’S ACADEMIC ENTHUSIASM, GENUINE CONCERN FOR FELLOW CLASSMATES, AND DYNAMIC PARTICIPATION IN CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.”

JALIL BISHOP In May, junior Jalil Bishop of the men’s track & field team was honored with The Ranny B.Cardozo, Jr. 1978 Award. This award recognizes the outstanding member of the Junior class who best exemplifies Ranny’s academic enthusiasm, genuine concern for fellow classmates and dynamic participation in campus and community activities. Here is the speech delivered by Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson in announcing Jalil: Our 2013 recipient, Jalil Bishop, impressed the Cardozo selection committee with his intellectual passion and integrity, as well as his extracurricular commitment to tackling social justice issues both on and beyond campus. Jalil not only excels in his studies as a history major and education policy minor, but also seeks to understand and analyze the implications that classroom lessons have for his own life and our society. As a faculty member writes of Jalil, “I would rank Jalil within the top five percent of students that I have taught in terms of intellect, integrity, maturity, reliability and sense of social mission.” Jalil is willing to think and rethink his ideas, and engage in both social critiques and selfcritiques “amid a student culture too often defined by conformity,” as this same faculty member noted. Our recipient’s academic enthusiasm extends to being a teacher and mentor. He served as a teacher’s assistant at Harlem Children’s Zone-Promise Academy II. He is currently the director of SEAD, Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth, an early college awareness program for underprivileged students. On campus, in

addition to competing in track and field, Jalil seeks to foster a more welcoming community and inspire meaningful student dialogue about social justice. He has served as a UGA for firstand second-year students and the programming intern for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. In a collaborative effort between IDE and the swim team, Jalil started a successful “Water Works” program to help students learn how to swim. He also works for the Admissions Office, where he is eager to answer prospective students’ questions and make Dartmouth available to a broader range of high school students. Finally, Jalil has been involved in the Afro-American Society and will serve as president in the coming year. Jalil’s genuine concern for fellow students is apparent in his commitment to building an inclusive, diverse community on campus. Jalil is deeply respected by peers and faculty for his genuine empathy. His nominators, including both faculty and members of the Class of 2013, spoke to Jalil’s extraordinary rigor and passion as a scholar, his dedication to the Dartmouth community, and his “unwavering” commitment to challenging systems of inequality and oppression on campus and beyond. As a final reflection, one staff member said that Jalil was a “humble scholar athlete, engaged student leader, community servant, passionate learner … all that and it is a joy to be in his company!” For the reasons described above, and in recognition of his many achievements and contributions, I am very pleased to present the 2013 Ranny B. Cardozo, Jr. 1978 Award to Jalil Mustaffa Bishop.

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SPORTS DIETICIAN CLAUDETTE PECK PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE NUTRITIONAL DECISIONS BIG GREEN ATHLETES MAKE EVERY DAY

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As the strength and conditioning coach for Dartmouth football, Dave Jenkerson has seen linemen who played high school ball on the doughy side of 300 pounds arrive in Hanover needing to drop 20 or more pounds, and he’s seen skinny wide receivers who were prep standouts at 180 desperately needing to tack on another 20 to keep from being broken in half.

While the popular view of what a strength coach does is that it’s all about the weight room, Jenkerson knows nothing good will happen if one component is missing. “The building block of everything we do starts with nutrition,” Jenkerson said. “If we are not nutritionally sound everything that we do all the hard work for is going to suffer.” Make no mistake, Jenkerson knows his way around the food pyramid. The guy is good. Still, there are times when he looks at the eating logs his players fill out and their weight and things simply don’t add up. “I’ll have a kid who is doing anything and everything I am asking of them and it’s not working,” Jenkerson said. “He has the caloric intake down. His protein levels, his carbohydrate levels, his fat levels are in the right balance. But he is still struggling to get where we need him to be. “That’s when I can give Claudette a call and ask if there is something I haven’t thought of,” Jenkerson continued. “She can take a little closer look and really pinpoint what we may be missing.” Claudette is dietitian Claudette Peck, a keystone of the DP2 program. Claudette Peck grew up in northern Vermont playing high school soccer, softball and field hockey near the Canadian border. After graduation she attended the University of Vermont where she thought she would be studying political science and ended up in applied science. She earned a degree in dietetics from UVM, fulfilled her dietetic registration requirements from Boston University, and with a special interest in eating disorders added a master’s degree in

counseling at her alma mater. Hired as the first dietitian at the UVM health service, she felt fortunate that the same position opened up and she was hired at Dartmouth after her husband’s job brought the pair to the Upper Valley in 2000. Although Peck continued to have an interest in eating disorders, she arrived at Dartmouth a time when the general population was becoming more attentive in what it was consuming. “The dietitian prior to myself was very focused on her clinical work with eating disorders, but there was a real interest in working more with the general population of students here as well as the large population of athletes that Dartmouth has compared to most schools this size,” she explained. “So that became a really important part of my job.” To that end, Peck started spending an hour or so each week across campus at the athletic complex, making herself available to basketball players and runners, swimmers and hockey players and others in what amounted to an open forum session. At the same time, she was finding more and more healthy but curious recreational athletes stopping in to see her at Dick’s House, the home of the College health service. “We have a very active population,” Peck said. “I think something like 75 percent of the students at Dartmouth participate in some type of athletics. They may not all be Division One athletes but there are intramural athletes, club sport folks, recreational athletes, runners.

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Claudette Peck “The bulk of the questions general students would ask me at Dick’s House was, ‘I am training and I am not getting the results I am looking for. What can I do?’ ” Spurred by her developing involvement with the intercollegiate side as well as the growing number of inquiries from students in the general population, Peck sharpened her focus on the relationship between food and athletic performance. Two years ago she became one of just 500 or so individuals in the nation with a specialty certification in Sports Dietetics. Which is why with the kickoff of DP2 in the summer of 2011, Dartmouth didn’t have to look far to find the ideal candidate to fulfill the critical nutritionist piece. In the first fall of DP2 Peck met with upwards of 30 teams to introduce herself, explain how she could help them, and give the athletes a basic overview of the importance of eating right. With the College going to an all-you-can eat plan in the Class of 1953 Commons (the former Thayer Dining Hall) the timing was perfect. “I would take them on tours of ’53 and we would integrate some of the material we talked about in the classroom forum about nutrition for an athlete into the actual dining hall,” Peck said. “This is how you put a plate together. This is what we should be looking for. This is the proportion and balance we would want from nutrients from the various avenues of ’53.” With the groundwork laid across the wide spectrum of the Dartmouth sports program last year, Peck directed her attention at a smaller population when the 2012 preseason rolled around. “This year I spent time in August meeting specifically with our fall sports,” she said. “Because I had met with most of them last year this time I met with all the freshmen, from all of the fall sports except football. That’s such a large group of individuals that (Jenkerson) oversees most of their nutrition. I even met with some of the spring sports and hockey in the fall.” Once the season began Peck arranged office hours at Davis two days a week, one more than a year ago. Students who have questions, or who are prompted by a concerned coach, can set up 30-minute consultations with Peck. “I ask them prior to coming in to complete at least a threeday food and beverage record so I have some baseline reflection, an honest reflection, of what they are doing,” Peck said. “It helps

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me understand where some of the obstacles might be in terms of achieving their goals.” Those goals are as varied as the athletes themselves. “It might be, for example, crew folks getting ready for the racing season,” said Peck. “How are they going to trim down in a healthy way? It might be lacrosse players making sure they meet their caloric needs at the peak of their season. Knowing that we have output information coming from heart rate monitors, how does that match their nutritional intake? I would take those two and combine them and then work individually with the athletes to give them a reflection of where the gaps are. “I might be working with a female runner who has low ferritin levels and talking about iron needs and calorie needs.” But Peck’s DP2 responsibilities aren’t limited to the athletes. “Some of my time is spent meeting with the rest of the DP2 staff so that they stay abreast of the programming that we are all doing,” she explained. “That helps us provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to the student-athletes. “Sometimes I meet individually with coaches to talk with them about the goals they have for their teams and where nutrition fits into that.” Peck works closely with head strength coach Bob Miller and his staff as well as the Dartmouth trainers. “It’s helpful to know what they are seeing in the weight room and the training room,” she said. “Because the trainers also work through Dick’s House we share some cases, so we’ll be talking about what’s happening in those cases, both nutritionally as well as from an injury perspective.” Sketch out Peck’s involvement with individual athletes and their teams, coaches, trainers and the strength and conditioning staff and you’ll come up with a Venn diagram that is at the core of the DP2 philosophy. “It’s what’s great about DP2,” said Jenkerson, the football strength coach. “It’s individuals who are dedicated and expert in specific topics that can aid everybody. “I do strength and conditioning. I have a knowledge of nutrition, but I am not a dietitian. A lot of schools don’t have nutritionists or anyone like that. So to have Claudette to reassure us that we are doing the right thing, or to go to when we need an answer is great. That is what is going to help our program and the other programs get better.”


SPORTS NUTRITION Q&A WITH CLAUDETTE PECK HOW TO GAIN “GOOD” WEIGHT “People underestimate the amount of calories they

need to actually put on effective muscle mass. When we are talking about weight gain we are hopeful that it is not just weight gain, but weight gain in a productive and performance enhancing way. It is a combination of their strength and conditioning program along with their nutrition program that is really going to make the difference for them. “It is a calorie game, kind of a mathematical equation, but it has to be an increase in calories from a variety of different nutrients. A lot of people over increase the amount of protein and underestimate their calorie needs so they are unable to meet their weight gain goals.”

LOSING WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY

“We are obviously looking for a calorie deficit. Again, it’s a math equation. We are trying to preserve the kind of nutrients that are going to be most effective nutritionally. So we look for the fluff. We look for the excess in places that it doesn’t need to be. We are going to look for the excess calories that are not effective sources of fuel. Alcohol being one of them on a college campus. The next thing I would be looking for would be other beverages. If we could come up with a beverage that is a lower calorie beverage that still maintains a level of hydration and nutrition, we’re going to remove some calories that way. “I try to look at those food elements first and see what we can cut that is not going to create hunger or a deprivation feeling but be able to provide them with a deficit that will be productive for them while they are maintaining muscle integrity and their strength.”

MINIMIZING HUNGER FOR SOMEONE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT “Hunger is one of those things where it may be the

kinds of things they are eating are not satisfying them in an effective way. Sometimes people eat a diet that is very rich in volume but low in satiety value. It is

about looking for the the right foods, protein being one of those, fiber being one, even a little bit of fat. Good sources of fat can actually be very satisfying for people and can ward off hunger.”

DIET TRENDS

that watch out for them while they are here?”

WHERE GOOD NUTRITION STARTS: “My approach is one of food first and it is very

practical. It is one that uses food that can be easily

“I think the biggest craze the past couple of years

purchased, is relatively inexpensive, and is found on

has been this Paleo, or caveman diet that eliminates

campus or at the local grocery store that they can

refined flour. A few professional athletes follow this

supplement with. I think some of our athletes are

diet and said it gave them more energy, cleared their

skeptical of that because they see this professional

head. They really put their stamp of approval on it so

athlete promoting this product. They see this on a

we had some athletes come in who were gluten-free

magazine. They see the way this person is cut and

without a need to be gluten-free. They were restrictive

claims that this is the pill or the potion that did it.”

of their carbohydrate intake without really knowing how to effectively replace those carbohydrates with other things that would give them a glycogen source.”

CONCERNS THAT ATHLETES IN SOME SPORTS MAY GET TOO THIN “We have been working to come up with a policy that we’re hoping to roll out in the next few months with our full coaching staff with guidelines on how to watch for either behaviors or changes in our athletes

SUPPLEMENTS AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER: “Most of it is just really expensive urine because it gets flushed out. Your body really doesn’t need it. There is very little legitimacy to most of these things.”

ON THE MOVEMENT AWAY FROM RED MEAT

“I think red meat for many of our athletes is a fine

that might indicate something has gone awry in their

choice – on occasion. I would say maybe once or twice

eating behaviors. Weight losses or weight gains that

a week at most. The rest of the time we would want

are unusual, unexpected, and other things. So it’s

leaner proteins. Fish. Chicken. Things that will provide

not just one thing we’re looking for but a cluster of

a leaner source of protein, or a protein with benefits

symptoms and/or behaviors that we would then want

like Omega threes. Things like while making sure

to be addressing individually with that athlete.”

there is a variety.”

ATHLETES WITH SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS, SUCH AS THOSE WITH DIABETES

ON TRAINING TABLE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BIG GAME

Some have pre-existing conditions, chronic illnesses,

best choice for athletes. I would hope that my

diabetes or diagnoses that they carry. We always

athletes are having at least two-thirds of their

weave that into the equation. It is very helpful to know

plate coming from some sort of carbohydrate

who they are working with. Can I collaborate with that

source. When we used to think about

person in an effective way? Is there a dietitian that they

carbohydrates we thought pasta, pasta and

work with locally or at home than I can have a release to

pasta. Now we realize carbohydrates are

speak to, so that if we run into a snag I can be the eyes

much broader than that.

“Every athlete who comes to me I individually assess.

“We still think carbohydrate-based diets are the

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