Began at Auburn: August 2016
Education: Pennock received her bachelor's degree in human nutrition and foods from West Virginia University in 2014. She received her master's degree in exercise physiology with a focus on sports nutrition from Florida State University in 2016. She has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since September 2016.
Job Responsibilities: Pennock is responsible for the men's and women's tennis teams, men's and women's track and field and cross-country teams, as well as the men's and women's swimming and diving teams. As a part of the Sports Nutrition team, she is responsible for the education and fueling of the student athletes for whom she is responsible. This includes providing team education as well as individual nutrition counseling, organizing fuel for home practice and competition, managing travel meals and snacks for fueling while away, body composition analysis, coordinating with the Wellness Kitchen about menus and athletes' preferences, and serving as a part of the sports medicine team to provide the best care for Auburn athletes. Pennock also provides grocery store tours to help athletes fuel on their own and conducts hydration testing and supplement evaluation to ensure well-being of the athlete.
Past Experience: Pennock served as an undergraduate intern for the sports nutrition program at West Virginia University before attending Florida State and volunteering with the sports dietitian as a graduate student and dietetic intern. For her sports nutrition rotation of the dietetic internship, Pennock went back to WVU and spent the spring of 2016 interning with the sports dietitian.
Personal: Pennock is a native of Shepherdstown, W.Va. She likes to travel, run, and try new foods.