DURHAM, N.H. – Marty Scarano, the 12th-year Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire, announced Wednesday that Sarah Walker McLaughlin has been hired as the department’s nutritionist.
Walker McLaughlin has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Sciences since 2005 and recently joined membership in both Collegiate & Professional Sports Dieticians Association and the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition.
Walker McLaughlin previously worked in the UNH athletic department as a Nordic assistant coach from August ‘04 to May ‘06 while pursuing a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences that she received in September 2007.
In April 2004, Walker McLaughlin founded Sun Valley Natural Products, LLC and remained co-owner until August 2011, when she sold the company to a vitamin manufacturer. She developed formulas and oversaw the manufacturing process for a nutrition bar in addition managing multiple aspects of the company.
After that venture, Walker McLaughlin was a brand ambassador and nutritionist at US Nutrition, where her responsibilities included writing website articles and brand representative at sales meetings.
Walker McLaughlin had a distinguished collegiate career as a four-year skier at the University of Vermont, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in 1998. She earned All-America honors three times (1994, 1996 and 1997) and was distinguished as the Eastern Collegiate Champion in 1997 by winning 11 of 12 races during the carnival season. Walker served as the captain in her senior season of '97.
In addition to her collegiate accolades and achievements, Walker McLaughlin was a member of the U.S. Development Team in 1995 and was named to the World University Games team that year. She was also a member of the U.S. Junior World Team in 1994 and 1995.