Amy Freel, MS, RD
Amy Freel is the new Executive Director for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. Amy was one of the founding members for CPSDA in 2010 and served on the Executive Board for 4 years. During her time on the Board, Amy worked as the Annual Conference chair. She was awarded the CPSDA Excellence Award in 2016. During her time on the Executive Board, Amy additionally served as the first registered dietitian as an Ad Hoc member of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) for 2 years.
Previously Amy spent six years at Indiana University developing a comprehensive nutrition program geared toward improving the training, performance and recovery of Indiana’s student-athletes. Amy was promoted to senior assistant athletic director for sport medicine & sport performance in May 2014 and oversaw sports medicine, sports nutrition and sport psychology services for the Hoosier athletes. Prior to Indiana, Amy spent spent 2002-10 building the same program at Virginia Tech. Amy was the 5th full-time Sports RD in collegiate athletics and has been passionate about creating full-time Sports RD positions in college and professional programs.
She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University, where she competed in intercollegiate gymnastics for four years.
Amy and her husband, Mike, have four children, Ben, Matt, Ashley and Luke.