Officially Recognized Varsity Teams

There are a few things that distinguish varsity teams from club teams. First, they have a team director on staff who has a criminal background check and SafeSport certification on file with USA Cycling. In addition, they receive a greater degree of school funding, and typically have a certified coach on staff (teams with a USA Cycling coach on staff are noted below). In order to be recognized as a varsity program by USA Cycling, teams have to meet three of the four following criteria:

  1. Recognized by school as varsity program
  2. Awards at least $10,000 in athlete scholarships per year
  3. Team pays entry for most collegiate races
  4. Attends at least two USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships each year

In order to be recognized, teams that meet these criteria must fill out the Application for Collegiate Varsity Status.

Teams that are making visible efforts to attain Varsity status with USA Cycling are considered Emerging Varsity Teams.

Additionally, some teams offer scholarships that are not necessarily varsity programs. You can find a list of these teams here.

 
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Marshal Hartley
City: Alamosa, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Dir: Bradford Perley
City: Brevard, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Patric Rostel
City: Grand Junction, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Dir: Dave Hagen
City: Fort Lewis, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Rusty Miller
City: Greenville, SC
Conference: SECCC
Division II
  ► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
TD/Coach: Dan Kreiss
City: Bristol, TN
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Tim Hall
City: Banner Elk, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Chris Mileski
City: Grover, MO
Conference: MWCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Dir: William Parson
City: Columbia, KY
Conference: MWCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Dean Peterson
City: Indianapolis, IN
Conference: MWCCC
Division I

Mars Hill University
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
► Recognized by school
TD/Coach: Hugh Moran
City: Mars Hill, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Dir: Charlie Zamastil
City: Wichita Falls, TX
Conference: SCCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship Money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Zach Nave
City: Gray, TN
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Taylor Bogdanske
City: Ripon, WI
Conference: MWCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship Money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Sean J. Trinque
City: Barbourville, KY
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
TD: Matthew Williams
Coach: 
City: Swannanoa, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Dir: Dave Wiens
City: Gunnison, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division II

Emerging Varsity Teams

These programs are in development and working to meet the criteria of attaining official Varsity status in the near future.

 
► Will pay scholarships
► Pays race entry
► Attends multiple National Championships
Coach: Dr. Bruce Pletka
City: Houghton, MI
Conference: MWCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Will attend multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Paul Burkhardt
City: Prescott, AZ
Conference: SWCCC
Division II
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► Pays race entry
► Will attend multiple National Championships
TD/Coach: Nichole Wangsgard
City: Cedar City, UT
Conference: IMCCC
Division II
► Will pay scholarships
► Pays race entry
► Attends multiple National Championships
Coach: Benjamin Smith
City: Gainesville, FL
Conference: SECCC
Division I

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