"Nina Buitrago is hands down the most influential woman in BMX. In college she discovered her love for the sport when she didn’t have a car and turned to a bike. She went to the local dirt jumps with friends and was instantly hooked. Most recently, she was named by ESPN as one of the "20 most unstoppable women in action sports” and we aren’t surprised. Respected by everyone, Nina not only proves she can hang with the boys, but she is passionate about growing the BMX scene for women and showcasing their skills on a bike."
In order to be named to the Academic All-Star class athletes must compete at one of the USA Cycling National Championships and have a term GPA of at least 3.5.