Academic All-Star Program

Focused on the Student in Student-Athlete

The USA Cycling Collegiate Academic All-Stars Program honors collegiate athletes that excel both on and off the bike. This group is named twice a year - in February for Track, Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross athletes and in September for BMX and Road cyclists.

In order to achieve Academic All-Star status, the athlete must have attended a USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship in the specified term for that honor and have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the semester or term during which the nationals event falls (or the preceding term in the case of Cyclo-cross). The names of these athletes will be published by USA Cycling in February and September of each year.


  • Collegiate cyclist has competed in at least one Collegiate National Championship in the term being honored.
  • Collegiate cyclist or coach submits an official transcript or form to USA Cycling with the school seal from the registrar’s office that verifies the semester/term GPA of the student (can be submitted electronically or through mail).

In addition to this we urge interested students to apply for the Stenner and Kuck Scholarships in the spring. These scholarships are a tremendous opportunity for the student leaders involved with cycling teams, especially for those unable to make it to a national championship. As an opportunity to showcase student leaders it emphasizes what they do to drive the success of their team though community outreach and event organization such as youth involvement drives, bike rodeos, trail builds and other activities. Awarded annually, these scholarships are given to two female and two male collegiate riders based on competitive, academic, cycling advocacy, and community involvement accomplishments. 

Spring 2019 - Collegiate Academic All-Stars

Name - School/University National  Championship
Andre Bos - Fort Lewis College ROAD
Ashlyn Woods - Lees McRae College ROAD
Bailee Enlow - Marian University BMX
Barb Edwards - Fort Lewis College BMX
Barbara Ranisay - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Brendan Bengtson - Lees McRae College ROAD
Charlotte Backus - Fort Lewis College ROAD
Christina Rigsby - Texas A&M University ROAD
Dafne Theroux Izquierdo - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Dagny Palmer - Lees McRae College ROAD
Dakota Topp - Mars Hill University ROAD
Dustin Hammond - Lindsey Wilson College BMX
Elena Runyan - Fort Lewis College BMX
Elida Beeman - Lindsey Wilson College BMX
Emelie Persson - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Emma Swartz - Marian University ROAD
Hayden Strong - Marian University ROAD
Henry Lutz - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Jamie Windholz - Marian University BMX
Josefine Dreier - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Kahlo Chitraroff - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Kristen Kollus - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Laurel Rathbun - Marian University ROAD
Len Kramer - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Liam Earl - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Liam Flanagan - Lees McRae College ROAD
Luise Ollick - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Margaret Jerulle - University of South Florida ROAD
Nicole Glowaty - Marian University BMX
Nikolas Johnson - Fort Lewis College ROAD
Noelle Vidak - Lindsey Wilson College BMX
Olivia Armstrong - Marian University BMX
Sullivan Finch - Colorado Mesa University BMX
Tiffany Molesi - Lindsey Wilson College BMX
Torbjorn Roed - Colorado Mesa University ROAD
Tristen Musselman - Fort Lewis College ROAD
Will Hardin - Lees McRae College ROAD

Past Academic All-Stars