I’m not sure if I ever did a formal post about my recent decision to transfer schools. For my freshmen year of college, I attended Lindsey Wilson College, which is based in Columbia, Kentucky. This fall, I will be attending Marian University, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
You might ask, why are you switching from one school I’ve never heard of, to another school I’ve never heard of!?
Well, in the collegiate cycling world, both happen to be top division 1 schools. I am incredibly grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I had at Lindsey Wilson. From the business program which I will always have fond memories of, to the cycling team, where I made a few friends which I’m sure will be lifelong. Unfortunately, the focus of the LWC Cycling team is in directions other than my personal focus. With top world class riders in the gravity disciplines, it makes sense to put a great amount of focus on the gravity races. Unfortunately, my main focus is on track racing on the velodrome. Without any velodromes even remotely close by to LWC, it would be near impossible achieve any of my track cycling based goals. It just would not make sense to stay at a place where I would not be able to progress.
Marian University actually manages the Major Taylor Velodrome. Similar to T-Town, an outdoor, 333m track, with a slightly steeper banking of 28.5ish degrees.
After just 4 short weeks having full access to the velodrome when living in PA, I saw huge gains. Being able to live about a kilometer from this top notch velodrome, will be absolutely huge in helping me achieve my goals. It doesn’t hurt that the team is 15 time track national champions! A mixture of both having access to a velodrome full time, and an incredibly experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff, they are able to absolutely dominate on the track. And it isn’t just on the track. In every single collegiate cycling discipline, they are not just competitive at the national level, but rather, they are a force to be reckoned with. It is an absolute honor to be able to join the Marian University Cycling Team.
Training camp begins on August 11th and I cannot wait to meet all of the team, and get started with another semester of school!