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
Team Director: Marshal Hartley
City: Alamosa, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Bradford Perley
City: Brevard, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Patric Rostel
City: Grand Junction, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Dave Hagen
City: Fort Lewis, CO
Conference: RMCCC
Division I
  ► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Alan Sparks
City: Bristol, TN
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Tim Hall
City: Banner Elk, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Julie Carter
City: Grover, MO
Conference: MWCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Charles Mooney
City: Columbia, KY
Conference: MWCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Dean Peterson
City: Indianapolis, IN
Conference: MWCCC
Division I

Mars Hill University
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
► Recognized by school
Team Director: Matt Willing
City: Mars Hill, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Charlie Zamastil
City: Wichita Falls, TX
Conference: SCCCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship Money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Zach Nave
City: Gray, TN
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Will attend multiple National Championships
Team Director: Kurt Refsnider
City: Prescott, AZ
Conference: SWCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Taylor Bogdanske
City: Ripon, WI
Conference: MWCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship Money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Sean J. Trinque
City: Barbourville, KY
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Matthew Williams
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City: Swannanoa, NC
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: 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.

 
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► Will pay scholarships
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Will attend multiple National Championships
Team Director: Kyle Knott
City: Belmont, North Carolina
Conference: ACCC
Division II
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► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Will attended multiple National Championships
 
Team Director: Parker Spencer
City: Lynchburg, VA
Conference: ACCC
Division I
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship money
► Pays race entry
► Will attend multiple National Championships
Team Director: Maurice Hessel
City: Lebanon, IL
Conference: MWCCC
Division II
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► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Has attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Mandy Marquardt
City: Center Valley, PA
Conference: ECCC
Division II
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► Will pay scholarships
► Recognized by school
► Pays race entry
► Will attend multiple National Championships
Team Director: Andrew Stallings
City: Pasadena, CA
Conference: WCCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship Money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Benjamin Van Winkle
City: Savannah, GA
Conference: SECCC
Division II
► Recognized by school
► Scholarship Money
► Pays race entry
► Attended multiple National Championships
Team Director: Namrita Kumar
City: Atlanta, GA
Conference: SECCC
Division II