Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Merryman Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Responsibilities: Zabinsky is responsible for all nutrition and performance related concerns for varsity student-athletes, including individual counseling, team talks, body composition analysis using the Bod Pod, recovery nutrition plans, grocery store tours, training table menu planning, travel meal arrangements, managing the Nutrition Oasis and Fueling Stations, and supplement education.
Joined VT Staff: 2011.
At Virginia Tech: Zabinsky worked as the sports nutrition graduate assistant under former director Amy Freel before being hired as director. She directs the nutrition and performance committee.
Education: Roanoke College, 2005 (B.A. in sociology); Virginia Tech, 2009 (B.S. in human nutrition, foods and exercise: dietetics option); Virginia Tech, 2010 (dietetic internship); Virginia Tech, 2013 (master of arts in education).
Of Note: Zabinsky played basketball at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., from 2001-2005. She finished second on the team in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore, averaging 10.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. As a junior, she also finished second in scoring and rebounding at 8.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, respectively. She averaged 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds as a senior.
Zabinsky is a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is one of just 45 full-time registered sports dietitians at 39 schools across the nation.
Personal: A native of Centreville, Va., Zabinsky and her husband, Samuel, live in Christiansburg, Va.